Supervisory Board

Members of the Supervisory Board of PGNiG SA

None of the Supervisory Board Members shall perform any other activity outside PGNiG which would be competitive to PGNiG activities, shall be a partner in a civil or private company competitive to PGNiG, shall be a member of a body of any capital company or legal person being competitive to PGNiG, has been written into the register of bad debtors, has performed managerial or supervisory functions in the entities which have been insolvent or liquidated in the term of office of these persons, has been deprived by the Bankruptcy Court of the right to run a business activity on their own or to be a member of supervisory board, representative or plenipotentiary in a commercial company, state-owned enterprise, cooperative, foundation, association and has been sentenced with a legal decision for crimes or offences specified in provisions stipulated in chapters 33 to 37 of the Penal Code and articles 585, 587, and 590-591 of the Commercial Companies Code.

Bartłomiej Nowak - Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Bartłomiej Nowak completed management studies at the Kozminski University of Warsaw and is a graduate in Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He also holds the degrees of Master of Arts in Management and International Business from Bradford University and Master de Recherche from the European University Institute. In 2009, Mr Nowak received a Doctor of Laws degree from the European University Institute, and in 2013 – a Habilitated Doctor degree from the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Bartłomiej Nowak specialises in energy law, business law, competition law, and EU law. In 2007-2009, he worked for Directorate-General for Transport and Energy of the European Commission and as an adviser to the President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office. In 2010-2014, he was an adviser at the Kancelaria Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k. law firm and member of the Supervisory Board of PTE WARTA S.A.

Since 2009, he has worked for the Leon Kozminski University of Warsaw, initially as Assistant Professor and then Professor at the Law College, as well as Vice-Rector for Economic and Social Studies.

Bartłomiej Nowak is a member of the Scientific Boards of the Aviation Institute, Electron Technology Institute, and the National Centre for Nuclear Research.

Wojciech Bieńkowski - Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Wojciech Bieńkowski is a professor of economics and international economic relations at the Łazarski University of Warsaw, where he heads the US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute. For eight years (until July 2015), Mr Bieńkowski was also Dean of the University’s Faculty of Economics and Management. Previously, he worked at the Warsaw School of Economics, where he obtained a PhD degree and habilitation. He spent many years as a visiting fellow, for example at Harvard (twice) and other renowned universities in the US, Japan and Europe.

Mr Bieńkowski’s academic achievements cover the fields of economic politics, competitiveness and benchmark analysis of the effectiveness of social and economic systems. He is an author or co-author of many academic papers published by recognised academic publishing houses
at home and abroad.

He has gained professional experience as head of international cooperation at the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and as supervisory board member at BOŚ, Famur, PAIiIZ, Elektrownie Szczytowo-Pompowe (currently PGE), and the Polish-American Corporation for Technology Transfer (PAKTO).

Sławomir Borowiec - Secretary of the Supervisory Board

In 1992 he graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas. In the same year he joined Zielonogórski Zakład Górnictwa Nafty i Gazu. In 2001 he graduated from the Jacob of Paradyż University of Applied Sciences in Gorzów Wielkopolski − Institute of Management and Finance, with major in Management and Marketing, and in 2004 he graduated from the Koszalin University of Technology, with major in Accounting − Accounting of Business Entities. Sławomir Borowiec is currently Head of the Administrative Centre for Oil and Gas Production Facilities. He is a licensed Mine Operations Manager.

In 2002, Sławomir Borowiec passed an examination for candidates to supervisory boards and in 2010 he received a title of Grade II Mining Director.

Mateusz Boznański - Member of the Supervisory Board

Mateusz Boznański graduated from the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław. In 2002−2006, he completed legal training as an attorney-at-law at the Regional Bar Association in Wrocław. Since April 2007, he has worked as an attorney-at-law in his own law firm; in 2011−2015, he has also been a partner in a law partnership.

In the course of his professional career, Mr Boznański has gained considerable experience in the provision of services to commercial-law companies (both Polish and foreign-owned) and to local government bodies.

As part of his duties, he has provided legal advice to capital groups across Poland, in particular with respect to civil, labour, EU, and commercial law. He provides ongoing legal advisory services with respect to construction law and related legal areas for companies operating in the property development sector. He also specialises in cases related to the protection of personal rights, acting as an attorney in major court trials. He has participated in bankruptcy proceedings of entities operating in the property development sector. Mr Boznański has also provided legal services as an attorney in proceedings before courts of general jurisdiction, as a lawyer in criminal proceedings, including with respect to criminal economic law, and criminal fiscal proceedings. He was (in 2010−2013) and, since 2013 to date, has been a member of the Human Rights Committee at the Polish Bar Council. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Audit Committee at the Regional Bar Association in Wrocław.

Mr Mateusz Boznański has represented that he meets the independence criteria defined in Art. 36 of the Company’s Articles of Association.

Andrzej Gonet - Member of the Supervisory Board

Andrzej Gonet graduated with honours from the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków in 1975. He was then employed at the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas, where in 1980 he defended with honours his doctoral thesis and in 1989 received the higher academic qualification of Doctor of Science. In 1998, he was awarded professorship and is now employed as a full professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology. He has completed several post-graduate programmes run by the AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as a course for candidates to supervisory boards of state-stock companies. He was a member of the Supervisory Boards of ZUN Sp. z o. o. of Krosno (2000– 2002) and PNiG Sp z o. o. of Kraków (2011–2013).

Mr Gonet has authored or co-authored over 300 publications, 260 unpublished research papers, 29 approved and submitted patents and 8 licences. He is a certified environmental impact assessment expert of the Kraków Province Governor, expert of the Polish Association of Oil and Gas Industry Engineers and Technicians, and has extensive professional experience gained in Poland and abroad. He has been a consultant and reviewer of many scientific papers and research projects. He is a member of the Drilling and Borehole Mining Section of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Throughout his professional career he has held various positions, including head of the Drilling Department, deputy director of the Institute of Drilling, Oil and Gas, two terms of office as Vice-Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas of the AGH University of Science and Technology. He now serves as the Dean of the Faculty for the third term. In addition, Mr Andrzej Gonet was a co-founder of the PWSZ Krosno State College, where he has served as Vice-Rector and Rector.

Anna Wellisz - Member of the Supervisory Board

Anna Wellisz is a graduate of the University of Warsaw. She has completed a postgraduate doctoral course at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a postgraduate course in Management at the Warsaw School of Economics. Holding a PhD in the humanities, she has received scholarships from Fondation Intellectuelle Européenne and the Czesław Miłosz Foundation. She is also a mediator licensed by the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy.

In the early 1990s, having defended her doctoral thesis, Ms Wellisz carried out academic research, principally into mass social movements, and then began work as a consultant. As an expert at the NSZZ Solidarność Mazowsze Region’s Consulting and Negotiation Office, she provided advice to company committees. As a partner of Grupa Gospodarcza Sp. z o.o., she was responsible for organisation, marketing and management projects, as well as regional restructuring and company restructuring programmes. From 1996, Ms Wellisz occupied various management positions, working as Marketing Director at the Centrum Prywatyzacji Foundation, HR Deputy Director for employment policy and professional development at Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A., and CIECH S.A.’s Deputy Director of the Management Board Office (then the Owner Supervision and HR Policy Office).

In 2001, Ms Wellisz moved to New York to serve as the First Secretary of the Economic and Trade Department of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. Since 2006, she has occupied various supervisory management positions in public administration – initially at the Ministry of Economy and then, since 2008, at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. During her employment at the Ministry of Economy, she served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń S.A. and Węglozbycie S.A.

Ms Wellisz is currently Deputy Director at the Department of Science of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Piotr Sprzączak - Member of the Supervisory Board

Piotr Sprzączak is a graduate of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin and the National School of Public Administration of Warsaw. He began his professional career in 2011 at the Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Economy, and then the Ministry of Energy. He is currently Head of the Infrastructure Department at the Ministry of Energy.

His main professional focus is on matters related to security of natural gas supplies to Poland. As part of his professional duties, he negotiates EU laws and drafts legislation concerning security of gas supplies. He also coordinates activities related to Poland’s membership in the EU and international organisations, energy agreements of which it is a signatory, as well as activities related to international cooperation. In 2011-2014, he was involved in preparing and updating the assessment of risk related to security of gas supplies, a prevention plan and an emergency response plan.