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Management Board and its responsibilities

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Management Board

President of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A., CEO

  • Expert with international operational experience in building value of power sector companies.
  • Since 2012 in the Polenergia Group, where he supervises the investment portfolio of the Polenergia Capital Group in the area of strategy and business development, photovoltaics, and primarily wind energy.
  • Since 2001, Michalski has been affiliated with the Kulczyk Investments Group, where he held the position of the Investment Director of private equity operations of the Kulczyk Investments Group in the oil, gas and energy sector.
  • Graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business in the field of foreign trade; completed post-graduate studies “Executive Studies in Finance” organised by the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. In 2001, Michalski received the title of doctor of economics at the Poznań University of Economics and Business on theory of enterprise value for shareholders.

Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A.

  • Bogacz joined the Polenergia Group in 2019 and holds the function of the President of Management Board of Polenergia Obrót.
  • Jarosław Bogacz has been working in the field of electric utilities for 20 years. Between 2005 and 2019, he served as the Wholesale Market Director for the EDF Group in Poland, as well as the Business Development Director for the ENGIE Group in Poland. Between 2015 and 2016, Bogacz was a counsellor to the Minister of Economy for renewable energy and the first President of the Renewable Energy Settlement Operator (OREO).
  • He is a member of the Board of the Polish Association of Professional Heat and Power Plants, a member of the Association of Energy Trading (TOE) and the Polish Power Plants Association.
  • Graduate of the faculty of electric engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. In 2019, he also completed his doctoral studies at the Silesian University of Technology. In 2020, Bogacz received a doctorate in engineering and technical sciences from the Silesian University of Technology.

Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A., CFO

  • Kietliński has been working for the Polenergia Group since 2011. Kietliński has held the function of the Director of Corporate Finance and Controlling Department since 2017 and has been responsible for investor relations. Before that, he managed the work of the Corporate Finance Department. In his present function, he is responsible for financial planning and managerial reporting in the Group. He has also completed numerous processes to procure debt financing and participated in multiple M&A transactions.
  • Before joining Polenergia, Kietliński gained professional experience in PwC where he offered financial risk management advice for the largest Polish financial institutions and enterprises, as well as audited financial statements of leading companies in the financial sector.
  • Graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics with a degree in Finance and Banking. Kietliński also completed Canadian Executive MBA studies organised by the University of Quebec at Montreal and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, as well as postgraduate studies in risk management of financial institutions. He holds an AMCT degree and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the UK.

Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A., COO

  • Chief Operating Officer in the Polenergia Group since 2016, responsible for running, maintaining and operating all operating projects. Between 2008 and 2016,
  • Maciołek was responsible for development and operation of industrial and conventional power engineering projects in the Polenergia Group and the PEP Group. Between 2004 and 2008, he handled finances of the largest biomass industrial power engineering project implemented by the PEP Group at the Mondi Świecie paper mill. Maciołek has extensive operating experience acquired in such companies as Telekomunikacja Polska, Sony Music Entertainment Polska and Master Foods Polska.
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. In 2001, he received the MBA title from the University of Minnesota under the WEMBA programme run by the SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota.

Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A.

  • One of the few Polish women managing electric power sector companies. Iwona has been active in the power industry for over 21 years. For a number of years, Sierżęga held the position of Financial Director and subsequently served as the President of the Management Board and Director General of 116 MW Nowa Sarzyna CHP plant, which is owned by the Polenergia Group. In 2019, Sierżęga was appointed a Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A., supervising the Clean Fuel and Environmental Protection Division, where new hydrogen projects are developed and activities for the sake of sustainable business development are carried out.
  • As the second woman in history she was awarded with the “White Tiger Laurel” of the Polish energy sector. She was included in the prestigious “100 Business Women” ranking organised by Puls Biznesu three times; Iwona was also nominated personality of the year in the category of efficient company management with simultaneous focus on broadly understood social activities.
  • Since September 2020, Iwona has been a member of the Programme Council of Global Compact Network Poland, focusing on priority areas of United Nations Global Compact, such as human rights, environmental protection, employee rights and fight with corruption.
  • Absolwentka Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie na kierunku finanse i bankowość, studiów podyplomowych w zakresie rachunkowości oraz MBA w Stockholm University of Business.

Supervisory Board

She got a Master Degree in sinology at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures and in political science at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She was educated in Shanghai, Beijing, at the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bertelsmann Foundation. She has a many-year experience of working at statutory bodies of commercial law companies. Since 2013 a member of the Supervisory Board of Kulczyk Investments, in the years 2015–2018 the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of KI. The co-founder of the Values Consulting Group which conducts training on business psychology. In 2013–2016 the Vice-President of the Polish Olympic Committee. The initiator of the Polish branch of the Green Cross International. The originator and co-founder of the Kulczyk Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing aid in Poland and in the world. She is a member of the Board of the UN Global Compact Poland and the Ambassador of the SOS Children’s Villages in Poland. She is a member of Young Leaders for Tomorrow, a global initiative of young leaders. The Dame of the Order of the Smile.

He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and completed post-graduate studies at Stanford University and INSEAD. He has an over 40-year experience of managing international projects in the European energy sector, including the position of the President and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alpiq, a Swiss energy company, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Swiss Grid (a Swiss system operator), various management positions at ATEL and EOS (two energy companies which merged under his leadership into Alpiq in 2009) and ABB Group, a global energy/infrastructure company. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), a member of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT (European Power Exchange) in Paris and Clearing Bank ECC. He was the founder of the European Energy Exchange in the early 2000 in Frankfurt, when he was the CEO of the Exchange. He was actively involved in the EEX merger with another German exchange, LPX.

Emmanuelle Rouchel has over 20 years of experience as legal counsel. She joined Brookfield in 2015 and is a Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for Brookfield´s European Renewable Power Group. Prior to joining Brookfield, Ms. Rouchel was a senior legal counsel in the international upstream oil & gas sector. She started her career at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

She holds post-graduate law degrees from Columbia University, where she was a Fulbright scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, as well as a graduate business degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). She is an English solicitor and is also admitted to the Bar in New York and Paris.

Independent Member of the Supervisory Board. Legal counsel (solicitor) with over 20 year experience in complex legal services for enterprises, currently managing own law firm. Previously he was managing legal departments for over 10 years, in particular Director of legal departments of Polish TOP 20 enterprises (PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. and Polkomtel S.A.). He has been a member of the supervisory board of many corporates, including the independent member of the supervisory board of WSE listed companies, among others in the field of energy PKN Orlen S.A. and DUON S.A.

Member and subsequently the Vice-Dean of The Council of the Regional Chamber of Solicitors in Warsaw for 10 years. He graduated from the University of Lodz – Faculty of Law and Advanced Management Program IESE Business School of the University of Navarra.

Marjolein Helder, MSc. PhD. graduated from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, as a PhD in Environmental Technology, November 2012. Her research focused on technology to produce electricity from living plants as a new source of sustainable energy. She founded the spin-off company Plant-e to bring the unique and innovative technology from her research to the market. She and her team launched several products that are worldwide adopted.

As founder and CEO of Plant-e she combines her technological excellence with extensive skills and experience in managing the company. She is a well-trained and regularly hired speaker for a multitude of events, including different TEDx-events, where she brings across the message of sustainable electricity from living plants with great enthusiasm.

From 2016-2018 she was part of the High Level Group for the European Innovation Council, that has developed the basics for a new innovation structure for the European Union under a new to establish European Innovation Council.

A leader among the younger generation of Polish entrepreneurs. For over 18 years he has been expanding and investing in new technologies, especially the Internet of things.

He is the founder of an inspiration and competence centre for entrepreneurs investing in high-tech projects. He is also the founder of an accelerator fund designed to help rapidly expanding firms in high-tech projects.

He gained his experience working for various local and international companies, including Lazard’s London Bank and SonyBMG digital media unit in New York.

Currently, he is the CEO of Kulczyk Investments. He started working in Kulczyk Investments in 2010 where he supervised the key investment projects in the strategic fields. Under his leadership, KI purchased shares in the Nigerian oil and gas fields. His responsibilities included, among others, managing research and development works in QKR Corporation – consortium dedicated to oil and gas production and exploration assets.

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2013.

He is a graduate in Management and Marketing from the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and of The London School of Economics.

During 1997-2002 Orest Nazaruk has been working for Arthur Andersen Company, auditing financial statements of banks and insurance companies and providing restructuring advisory services for companies from oil, gas and energy sectors. After that, during 2002-2004 he has been working in the Ministry of State Treasury as a Deputy Director in Restructuring and Public Aid Department being responsible for restructuring programmes preparation and supervision over state-owned oil, gas and energy companies. During 2004-2006 Orest Nazaruk took part in establishing independent gas Transmission System Operator Gaz-System and has been a member of its first management board responsible for finance and trade. During next years – 2006-2015 – he has been working as a member of management boards of companies: Selbud Inwestycje, PGNiG Energia and PGNiG Technologie as a restructuring process advisor. He was a member of numerous supervisory boards of oil, gas and energy companies (Towarowa Giełda Energii, Anwil, PKN Orlen, Mazowiecka Spółka Gazownictwa, Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola).

Orest Nazaruk has graduated from Warsaw University – Faculty of Management, with the risk management on futures market specialization. He has attended numerous international trainings on International Accounting Standards, strategic management, restructuring programmes and risk management on futures market in gas and energy.

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