Supervisory Board

All Management Board Members and all Supervisory Board Members of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. meet the requirements stipulated in the Banking Law Act dated 29 August 1997, concerning restrictions on the number of performed functions in the management and supervisory boards in other entities.

There is the Nominations and Remuneration Committee in Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.

Gerry Byrne

Chairman

Gerry Byrne is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Irish Management Institute and Institute of Bankers in Ireland. He joined Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in 1973.

Professional background:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni WBK, Country Head (since 2011)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni WBK (2001-2011)
  • Managing Director of the Central Eastern Europe Division, AIB Group (2009 –2010)
  • Managing Director of AIB Poland Division (2001 – 2008)
  • Managing Director of ARK Life Assurance Company Limited, Dublin, Ireland (1997 – 2000)
  • A number of management roles with AIB Group, Ireland (1973 – 1997)

Gerry Byrne is a member of the Irish Institute of Bankers, Irish Management Institute and Alumni Harvard Business School.

 

Danuta Dąbrowska

Member of the Supervisory Board

Danuta Dąbrowska holds a MA degree from the University of Horticulture and Food Industry (Budapest). She is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (since 1999). She also completed the Advanced Strategic Management programme at IMD, Switzerland and “Best-In-Retail” programme at Harvard Business School. Danuta Dąbrowska is the Founding Member of FINEXA (Association of Finance Directors) and a Member of Kapitula (opinion forming body) at the “CFO Club”.

Professional background:

  • Member of the Management Board of Pandora Jewellry and Pandora Jewellery DMCC/ Vice-President for Finance and Administration (Europe and Middle East) (since 2009)
  • Member of the Management Board /CFO (region: Eastern Europe and Middle East ) ECCO Sko A/S (2004 – 2009)
  • Chief Financial Officer of TP Internet (France Telekom Group) (2002 – 2004)
  • Head of Financial and Business Control Department of Ericsson, Warsaw and Stockholm (1997-2001)
  • Manager in the Business Assurance Department of Coopers&Lybrand (1993-1997)
  • Financial assistant with Arthur Andersen & Co. (1991-1993)

Since April 2014 - Member of the Supervisory Board, the Audit and Compliance Committee (since January 2016 as its Chairperson), Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee in BZ WBK and also a member of the Supervisory Board of Herkules S.A.(2012 – 2017).

An independent Board member.

Witold Jurcewicz, PhD

Member of the Supervisory Board

Witold Jurcewicz graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Wrocław University and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Institute of State and Law faculty at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in the commercial law and the law on publicly traded securities.

Professional background:

  • Advisor at the law firm Biedecki Noerr Sp. k. (since 2016)
  • Partner of the law firm Daniłowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspólnicy Sp. k. (2012 – 2015)
  • Legal advisor, and since 1996 an international partner of the law firm White & Case LLP (1996-2012)
  • Legal advisor - amongst others at Vinson & Elkins LLP, Warsaw office (1987 – 1993)
  • Lecturer - Institute of Forensic Law of the Ministry of Justice (1983), Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1984 – 1986)

Witold Jurcewicz has participated in numerous privatisation projects, representing both the State Treasury and the entities acquiring the privatised companies, including many foreign investors who are leaders in their industries. He was also involved in numerous take-overs and mergers between private companies. He was a co-editor of the Code of Good Conduct under the auspices of the Securities Commission and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Board Memberships: Witold Jurcewicz was member of the Supervisory Board in PLM Wielkopolska Huta Szkła S.A. in Gostyń (glass manufacturing) known as Rexam Szkło Gostyń at the time (2000-2003) and Stomil Olsztyn S.A. (2000-2003). Since April 2011, he has been serving as a member of the Supervisory Board, Risk Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee in BZ WBK S.A. An independent Board member.

 

José Luis De Mora

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

José Luis De Mora graduated with a twin degree in law and in economics / business from the ICADE University (Spain). He also holds an MBA degree from Boston College. José Luis De Mora is Chartered Financial Analyst.

Professional background:

  • Senior Vice President, Global Head of Financial Planning and Corporate Development in Santander Group. He is in charge of developing the organic strategic planning, corporate acquisitions and the Group’s expansion (since 2003).
  • Analyst with Merrill Lynch, responsible Pan European banks - including Iberian, French and Italian banks (1998-2003)
  • Analyst with Kleinwort Benson, responsible for the Spain’s equity and banking market (1994 – 1998)
  • Between 1992 – 1994 he has been hired in Corporate Financing unit in Daiwa Securities, earlier in the Bank of Spain.

Since April 2011, he has been the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of Bank Zachodni WBK and since November 2015, a member of the Supervisory Board of Santander Consumer Finance. He also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Sovereign Bank (2012-2015) and the Supervisory Board of Santander Consumer USA (2012-2013).

 

John Power

Member of the Supervisory Board

John Power is a successful senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in financial services. Financial Consultant.

Professional background:

  • Chairman of Lelewela Enterprises Limited, which operates the Roche-Bobois franchise network in Ireland.
  • Earlier, a Financial Consultant and former General Manager in Allied Irish Banks p.l.c., instrumental in the development of the Capital Markets.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (since 1998)
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (since 1997)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland (since 1992)

Since May 2002, member of the Supervisory Board, Audit Committee and Asset Management (since December 2016 – as Chairman), Chairman of the Risk Committee in Bank Zachodni WBK; Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of Audit Comeetee in BZ WBK TFI S.A.; member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in BZ WBK Asset Management S.A. (2009 – March 2016), member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in Dom Maklerski BZ WBK S.A. (2009 – 2014); non–executive Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of Bulgarian American Credit Bank (October 2008 – July 2011).

 

Marynika Woroszylska - Sapieha

Member of the Supervisory Board

Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha is a graduate of the Medical University of Warsaw and International Executive Program INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Professional background:

  • Advisor to President of the Supervisory Board of Polpharma Group (since October 2016)
  • In 1994 Monika Woroszylska-Sapieha started her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 1997 she has been working for Sanofi Group – one of the world leaders in pharmaceuticals. Between 2004 – 2016 she has held a position of a General Manager and President of the Management Board of the unit in Poland.
  • For more than a decade she worked at the Institute of Cardiology in Anin where she was part of a team that introduced, for the first time in Poland, a number of new techniques in the field of interventional cardiology. She was one of few women with such a specialisation.

In the years 2005-2012, Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha was a management board member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives and between 2012 – 2014 as a President of the Management Board. Acting as the management board member of the industry organization, Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha was responsible for activities leading to the adherence to the code of ethics and the transparency directive, protection of intellectual rights and promotion of innovation in Poland.

Monika Woroszylska-Sapieha is a member of the Supervisory Board, Risk Committee, Nominations and Remuneration Committee w BZ WBK (since April 2014), member of Supervisory Board for Polpharma Group (since April 2017), member of the INSEAD Alumni Club and Association of Members of the Legion of Honor

An independent Board member.

 

José Manuel Campa

Member of the Supervisory Board

José Manuel Campa holds a Ph.D degree in Economics from Harvard University (1991). He is a graduate of the Universidad de Oviuedo, with degrees in Law and Economics.

Professional background:

  • Global Head of Regulatory Affairs (since 2015) and Global Head of Investor Relations (2014-2015) of Banco Santander. Before that - the Professor of Finance degree on ISE Business School.
  • Between 2009 and 2011 Secretary of State for the Economy in the Ministry of Economy and Finances of Spain. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board, the board of the European Financial Stability Facility, the Economic and Financial Committee and alternate governor in multilateral financial institutions. He has served in the Expert Group, chair by Mr. Erkki Liikanen, evaluating policy recommendations on structural reforms for the European Banking industry.
  • He has also taught at the Stern School of Business of New York University and at Columbia University. He has been Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. Mr. Campa has also been a consultant to a large number of international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, and the European Commission.
  • He serves on the board of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) Europe and has served on the board of Bruegel, General de Alquiler de Maquinaria.
 

Jerzy Surma

Member of the Supervisory Board

Jerzy Surma is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology (Faculty of Computer Science and Management). He holds a post-doctoral degree in Economic Sciences from the Wrocław University of Economics. Jerzy Surma also completed the IFP programme at IESE Business School and an Executive Programme at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Professional background:

  • Academic staff member at the SGH - Warsaw School of Economics (since 2006). At present, he is Associate Professor in the Collegium of Economic Analyses at the Warsaw School of Economics. Head of Post-graduate Business Intelligence and Cyber-security Management Studies at SGH - Warsaw School of Economics.
  • Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School and University of Massachusetts (2011 – 2014)
  • Director in charge of Business Consulting IN IMG Information Management Polska where he was responsible for the implementation of Business Intelligence systems, re-engineering business processes, IT advisory, among others in the telecommunications and production sectors as well as in the retail chains (2002-2006).
  • Head of the Software Development Department of T-Systems Polska (1999 – 2002)

Board Memberships: Jerzy Surma has been a member of the Supervisory Board, Audit and Compliance Committee and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Bank Zachodni WZ WBK (since May 2012) and a member of the Supervisory Board of Kęty Group (since 2008).

An independent Board member.

 

David R. Hexter

Member of the Supervisory Board

David Hexter is a graduate of the Oxford University, with degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds an MBA degree from the Cranfield School of Management. MA degree from the University College London (the Faculty of Legal & Political Theory), MPhil degree from Birkbeck College London and a PhD from the Queen Mary University of London.

Professional background:

  • Independent Director and Consultant of a number of commercial firms, banks and equity funds operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Vietnam and Greece (since 2004).
  • European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (1992 – 2004): Head of Financial Institutions team (1992 – 1996); Deputy Vice President of the Banking Department, Chairman of the Equity Committee responsible for approving all the Bank’s loans and investments. (1996 – 2004)
  • He held executive positions at Citibank N.A. in Luxembourg, Belgium, Greece, the UK, the US and Switzerland (1970 – 1992). He was appointed Senior Credit Officer in 1986. Between 1989 and 1992, he was the Citibank’s Division Executive for Central and Eastern Europe, including oversight of its business in Poland.

Board Memberships: David Hexter has been a member of the Supervisory Board, Audit and Compliance Committee and Risk Committee of Bank Zachodni WZ WBK (since February 2013).

An independent Board member.

 

Jose Garcia Cantera

Member of the Supervisory Board
Chief Financial Officer, Banco Santander

José Garcia Cantera holds an MBA degree from IE Business School. He is the Senior Executive Vice-President of Banco Santander, also serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Finance Division.

Professional background:

  • Chief Financial Officer of Banco Santander (since January 2015)
  • Head of the Global Wholesale Banking Division of Santander Group (since May 2012)
  • CEO of Banesto (since 2006)
  • Senior Executive-Vice President of Wholesale Banking Division of Banesto (2003)
  • Before working at Banesto, Jose Garcia Cantera held senior executive positions at Salomon Brothers-Citigroup. He was a member of the Management Committee of Citigroup EMEA and of the Board of Directors of Citigroup Capital Markets UK and Citigroup EMEA.
  • Latin America stock analyst (1995-2002). He was rated the best analyst by a number of specialized publications including Institutional Investor, Reuters, Extel and Global Investor.

Board Memberships: Chairman of the Board - Santander de Titulizaciones, SGFT, Chairman of the Board- Santander Investment SA, Member of the Supervisory Board – Bank Zachodni WBK S.A (since April 2015).

 

 
 
Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. seated in Wrocław at Rynek 9/11, 50-950 Wrocław, registered by the District Court for Wrocław-Fabryczna in Wrocław, 6th Business Division of the National Court Register, under KRS no. 0000008723, NIP: 896 000 56 73, share capital: PLN 992.345.340 paid up in full.

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