Authorities of the Company
The State Treasury is the only shareholder of the company.
- Andrzej Maria Herman - Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Wojciech Arkuszewski - Vice- chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Włodzimierz Wolski - Secretary of the Supervisory Board
- Dariusz Piotr Kocuń - Member of the Supervisory Board
- Krzysztof Ogonowski - Member of the Supervisory Board
- Paweł Pikus - Member of the Supervisory Board
- Mariusz Andrzej Roman - Member of the Supervisory Board
- Tomasz Stępień - President of the Management Board
Tomasz Stępień is an experienced manager with a successful track-record in the energy sector. He is the CEO of GAZ-SYSTEM since December 2015.
He has worked in various positions in GAZ-SYSTEM since 2008. He was responsible for coordination of the construction of the Świnoujście LNG terminal and supervision of Polskie LNG (GAZ-SYSTEM’s SPV). He also managed the Department for Analysis, where he was actively involved in the development of GAZ-SYSTEM’s strategy. Then, he was appointed as a Project Manager for the underground gas storage development.
In the period of 2007-2008 he worked in PGNIG, where he was responsible for major diversification projects such as LNG terminal in Świnoujście and Baltic Pipe.
In 2005-2007 Mr. Stępień was Deputy Director of the Department for Energy Supply Diversification at the Ministry of Economy, where he was responsible for the development Polish Government’s policies for oil and gas sector. In parallel, he supervised the implementation of the above strategic documents by the market participants. On behalf of the Ministry of Economy, he participated in the development of the 2007-2013 Operational Programme of the Infrastructure and Environment in the area of energy security. He was a member of the Supervisory Boards of Nafta Polska (Vice Chairman) and of BSiPG Gazoprojekt.
Mr. Stępień is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
- Artur Zawartko - Vice-President of the Management Board
He is a graduate from the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology and two post-graduate courses of studies at the Warsaw School of Economics (Goodwill Management and Human Capital Development), as well as a participant of managerial courses at the Leon Koźmiński University and ICAN Institute. He served the function of the President of the Management Board of Przedsiębiorstwo Eksploatacji Rurociągów Naftowych „Przyjaźń” and the Vice President of the Management Board of Nafta Polska SA. A member of supervisory boards of a number of companies from the power and chemical sectors: Międzynarodowe Przedsiębiorstwo Rurociągowe “Sarmatia”, Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn SA (Chairman of the Board), Zakłady Chemiczne “Organika Sarzyna” SA (Chairman of the Board). A long-term, nominated employee of the Supreme Chamber of Control, where, among other things, he served the function of the Director of the Department of Strategy and of the Department of Professional Development Control Methodology.
During his professional work in higher managerial positions in joint-stock companies, he carried out processes of enterprise restructuring, transforming them into companies of a commercial character, focused on the preparation and implementation of a developmental strategy; he participated in the work of Inter-Governmental Working Groups negotiating international co-operation agreements in the power sector (Poland, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and of working groups negotiating agreements between the following companies: PERN Przyjaźń with Uktransnafta (the Ukraine), State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (“SOCAR”), Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation Ltd. (“GOGC”), Klaipedos Nafta (Lithuania), regarding the accession to the MPR Sarmatia sp. z o.o. company. Within the framework of the work in the supervisory authorities of commercial companies, he was involved in privatization and restructuring processes of companies from the chemical sector.
- Wojciech Szelągowski - Member of the Management Board
Wojciech Szelągowski began his career in 1990 as a member of the group forming Polski Bank Rozwoju S.A., an innovative financial institution which aimed to support the development of the market economy in Poland. He participated in the privatization of FSM, one of the largest Polish automotive companies, which was acquired by Italian FIAT.
In 1993, he joined the consulting company Arthur Andersen. Between 1995 and 2001 he worked as a project finance manager at ABN AMRO. In 2001 he became Vice-president, Finance at Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGNiG). He was responsible for arranging the company’s financing, including the issue of Eurobonds. He participated in negotiations of trade contracts concerning gas supplies with such companies as DONG (Denmark) and Statoil (Norway). From August 2002 to June 2003 he acted as Director of Group Finance Department at Telekomunikacja Polska. Between 2003 and 2006 he was engaged in corporate banking at HSBC Bank Polska. Between 2006 and 2008 he acted as Vice-president of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIZ), where he was responsible for foreign investor relations and negotiations. From 2008 onwards he ran his own consulting business.
Wojciech Szelągowski is a graduate of law from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He also holds an MBA diploma awarded by the University of Minnesota and the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw. He has completed numerous courses in accounting, financial analysis, capital markets and management.