About the Bank

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

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Andrzej Olechowski

Chairman

Dr. Andrzej Olechowski is a Director of Euronet and a Member of the Supervisory Board of P4. He sits on the Advisory Panel of Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds. He is Chairman of the Polish Group in the Trilateral Commission and a member of European Council on Foreign Relations. A former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-95) and Minister of Finance (1992), he was a candidate in Presidential elections (2000 and 2010) and a founder of the Civic Platform. His previous positions include Chairman of the City Council in Wilanów (1994-98), Economic Advisor to President Lech Wałęsa (1992-93; 1995), Secretary of State for Foreign Economic Relations (1991-92), Deputy Governor, National Bank of Poland (1989-91). He served as a Member of Supervisory Boards of Vivendi, PKN Orlen, LOT and ABB Poland. He was a Senior Advisor to the EBRD and a Member of the Advisory Boards of Goldman Sachs, Creditanstalt, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Textron, IFC and Citigroup Europe. Educated at the Central School of Planning and Statistics (Ph.D., 1979), he is a professor at Vistula University and the author of a number of publications on international trade and foreign policy.

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law..


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Frank Mannion

Vice Chairman

Mr. Frank Mannion is the Citi Chief Financial Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with responsibility for over 1,000 staff across the Region. He assumed this position in January 2011.

Mr. Mannion began his career in Ireland before moving in 1987 to join PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Mr. Mannion joined Citi in the UK in 1989 in the Planning and Analysis team. He has held various Finance roles, including Technology Finance Manager and Head of CMB EMEA Product Control. In September 2006, he was appointed CMB EMEA Regional Controller, responsible for Product Control, Controllers and Regulatory Reporting and subsequently in March 2008 he was appointed the Citi Regional Franchise Controller for EMEA with responsibility for over 800 people covering all the businesses.

Mr. Frank Mannion has a Commerce Degree from the National University of Ireland - Galway and is a Chartered Accountant. He lives near London with his wife and 4 children.

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law..


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Shirish Apte

Member

Mr. Apte was Co-Chairman of Citi Asia Pacific Banking until recently. From 2009-2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of Citi Asia Pacific, with responsibility for South Asia, including Australia, New Zealand, India and ASEAN countries. He was a member of Citigroup's Executive and Operating Committees.

Mr. Apte has more than 32 years experience with Citi, including as CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA), and before that as Country Manager and Deputy President of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Poland. Mr. Apte moved to London from India in 1993 as senior Risk Manager for CEEMEA before becoming Corporate Finance and Investment Bank Head for CEEMEA, including India.

Mr. Apte is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He also has an MBA from the London Business School.


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Igor Chalupec

Member

Mr. Igor Chalupec manager, financier. Presently he is the CEO of ICENTIS Capital specialized in private equity transactions and CEO of RUCH SA, one of the largest press distributors in Poland. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the CEO of PKN ORLEN SA, Central Europe’s largest company operating in the refinery and petrochemical sector. Between 2003 and 2004 he held a position of Deputy Finance Minister and Deputy Chairman of Financial Services Authorities of Poland and Member of the Financial Services Committee in Brussel. Between 1995 and 2003 he was a Vice President of the Management Board of Bank Pekao SA (UniCredit Group). He was a Founder and CEO of CDM Pekao Brokerage in Poland (1991 - 1995), the largest brokerage company in Poland and the long-time Member of Warsaw Stock Exchange (1995-2003). Mr. Igor Chalupec is a member of company supervisory boards in Bank Handlowy SA (Citigroup) (2009-present) and Budimex SA (Ferrovial Agroman Group) (2007-present). He is also a Member of the Polish Business Roundtable, Economic Forum Programme Council (Economic Forum in Poland at Krynica), Member of the Executive Club’s Programme Council, Member of the Board of the Institute of Public Affairs Foundation, Member of the Founder Board of Polish Institute of Directors, Member of the Chamber of Lesław A. Paga Prize, Vice President of the Board of Polish Contract Bridge Association, Member of the Board of the “Women’s Atelier” Foundation, Founder and the Chairman of the Board of Foundation “Evangelical Educational Association”. Co-author of “Russia, oil, politics or the largest investment of PKN ORLEN”, book about the acquisition of shares in Mazeikiu refinery. Mr. Igor Chalupec is a winner of many awards and honors including: Manager Awards winner (2012), Lesław A. Paga Prize winner (2007), WEKTOR Prize winner (2006), HERMES Prize winner (1996).

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law..


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Jenny Grey

Member

Ms. Jenny Grey was appointed EMEA Human Resources Head in February 2016. Prior to her current role, from October 2012, Ms. Jenny Grey was the EMEA Public Affairs Head responsible for protecting and enhancing Citi’s reputation in EMEA. Her role encompassed media relations, internal and external communications, brand and community development.

Ms. Jenny Grey Jenny has 24 years’ experience in communications. She joined Citi in October 2012 after four years in the UK government, latterly in the UK Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office as Executive Director for Government Communication. She was Head of Profession for 5,000 communications staff across the public sector.

In previous years she worked in the public sector, where she held several Director of Communication and Social Marketing posts, including in the NHS and at the Audit Commission. She was also Director of Corporate and External Affairs for Cancer Research UK, where she set up the UK’s largest charity’s first public policy and advocacy unit.

Ms. Jenny Grey started her professional career in advertising before moving into public relations consultancy, where she specialized in reputation and issues management for a range of multinational clients including McDonald’s, Toyota, BP and Allied Domecq.

Ms. Jenny Grey has an MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and a First Class degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University.

She satisfies the requirements referred to in Article22 aa of the Banking Law.


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Marek Kapuściński

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Mr. Marek Kapuscinski graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Trade from the Warsaw Main School of Planning and Statistics (today SGH - Main School of Commerce) and a post-graduate degree from SEHNAP in conj. with Stern School of Business at New York University. Until September 2016 for 25 years with Procter & Gamble. Co-creator of the Company’s success in Poland and Central Europe including of many operating standards of the Polish market after transformation e.g. norms for the cosmetic industry, business ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility or self-regulation of the advertising industry. Since July 2011 General Manager and Vice-President (read: CEO/President of Executive Board) for key to P&G 9 markets of Central Europe and since January 2007 for Poland and the Baltic States. First Pole and Central European national at the executive management level of this global corporation and active member of the regional management team as well as its Global Business Leadership Council that brings together all 250 top level managers of the Company. Experienced CEO and leader, expert in strategy, innovation and management, active creator of standards in the consistently market-adapting brand management and shopper marketing, as well as sales/communication in the age of digitalization and omni-channel. As the first Pole and Central European promoted in P&G to levels of Brand Manager, Marketing Manager and Marketing Director, responsible also for 5 years for the development of several product categories across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Co-creator of the strategy and leading market position of such brands as Always, Vizir, Ariel, Lenor, Fairy, Pampers, Gillette, Head&Shoulders, Pantene, Blend-A-Med, Old Spice. In recognition of his contribution to building brands and standards and practices of the Polish advertising industry awarded by Media Marketing Poland the title of the “Marketer of the 20 years of the Polish Advertising Industry”. Lecturer and presenter, juror, member of discussion panels. Currently non-executive member of Boards of Directors of companies and not-for-profit organizations and advisor to their Executive Boards. Privately, investor into start-ups and benefactor to the development of young Polish arts and culture.

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law.


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Anna Rulkiewicz

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Since 2007 Ms. Anna Rulkiewicz has been President of the Management Board of LUX MED Group, which she joined in 2002 as Management Board member and Director of Marketing and Sales. Since the end of 2011 she has also been Managing Director of LMG Försäkrings AB, which operates in Poland under the brand - LUX MED Ubezpieczenia (Insurance). Since 2011 Ms. Anna Rulkiewicz has been President of the Employers of Private Medicine Association and since 2016 she has been Vice President of the Employers of Poland Association.

In her work experience Ms. Anna Rulkiewicz has been responsible for the management of the Sales and Marketing Department at Credit Suisse Life & Pensions Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie (2001-2002). At Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne/Winterthur she supervised the Internal Sales, External Sales, Group Life Insurance, and Marketing and Communication Departments. Between 1998 and 2001 she worked for Zurich Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A. and Zurich Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne S.A. in the position of Group Insurance and Training Director responsible, among others, for the group insurance segment, including the creation of services, the recruitment system and the management of trainings. After she became the Corporate Customer Unit Director and was nominated for the Member of the Management Board of Zurich Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., Ms. Rulkiewicz was responsible for small business and corporate customers. Between 1995 and 1998 she worked in Commercial Union Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., where her responsibilities covered, among others, individual and group insurance sales within the scope of bancassurance.

Ms. Anna Rulkiewicz graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, from which she received MA Degree in 1994. Ms. Anna Rulkiewicz also completed postgraduate studies at the Polish-French Insurance Institute and a series of training courses in the field of management, sales, communication, marketing organized under the certified insurance programme LIMRA "Marketing Strategies for Executive Advancement" (LIMRA Executive Development Group). In 2018 she completed Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 

She satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law.


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Anand Selvakesari

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Mr. Anand Selvakesari joined Citi in 1991. Since July 2015 he has been Head of Citi’s Consumer Banking for Asia Pacific. In his current role Mr. Anand Selvakesari is responsible for the consumer and commercial banking businesses across Asia.

Prior to assuming the current role, from December 2013, Mr. Anand Selvakesari was Head of Consumer Banking for ASEAN & India responsible for the consumer banking businesses in the ASEAN cluster, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as well as India.

Previously, in the years 2011-2013, Mr. Selvakesari was Consumer Banking Head in Citi India running the Retail Banking, Cards, Unsecured Lending, Secured Lending, NRI banking and Commercial Banking businesses in the country. Under the leadership of Mr. Anand Selvakesari the franchise achieved a leadership position, enjoying record-high brand preference and continuing to pioneer and innovate with several market firsts.

Prior to his role in India, Mr. Anand Selvakesari was Head of Consumer Banking, Citi China from 2008 to 2011. Under his leadership, the franchise grew multi-fold to become an industry leader in innovation with many first-to-market products. He served as the Retail Banking Head in Taiwan from 2004 to 2006 and eight years in regional roles in Singapore, where he held various positions in Investments, Wealth Management and Retail Banking from 1996 to 2004.

Mr. Anand Selvakesari has a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from India.

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article22 aa of the Banking Law.


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Barbara Smalska

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In the years 2015-2017 Ms. Barbara Smalska was Vice President of the Management Board of Alior Bank S.A., responsible for strategy, mergers (in particular legal and operational integration with the demerged part of Bank BPH S.A. and realization of merger synergies), remote channels (internet sales and development of internet and mobile banking), as well as other development and IT projects.

From 2008 she was associated with PZU Group: as Product Management Department Director (2008-2010) and Managing Director for Mass Sales (2010-2012) she was in charge of various aspects of PZU Group’s individual client and SME segment management, notably she was responsible for product management, marketing and sales, and for analytical CRM. In the years 2013-2014, as a Member of PZU SA and PZU Życie SA Management Board, she was responsible for PZU Group’s individual client and SME segment as a whole. As the Chairperson and next as an Independent Member of Link4 TU S.A.’s Supervisory Board (2014-2016) she was in charge of the supervision of the process of incorporating Link4 to PZU Group. Ms Barbara Smalska also served on PTE PZU SA’s Supervisory Board (2013-2014).

Ms. Barbara Smalska began her professional career in 2002 at the Boston Consulting Group’s Warsaw Office. As Associate, Senior Associate, and Consultant in the years 2002-2006, she was involved in many projects conducted for financial and telecommunications sectors in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe in, among others, the following areas: business strategy, an operating model, sales network organization and activation, reorganization and costs optimization. In the years 2006-2008, as the Project Leader and next as the Principal, she managed strategic projects for the largest Polish banks, insurance companies and telecoms companies, mainly in the areas of business strategy and distribution strategy in the retail client segment.

Ms. Barbara Smalska is a graduate of the Warsaw University, from which she received a MSc degree in physics in 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in experimental high-energy physics in 2001.

 

She satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law.


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Stanisław Sołtysiński

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Stanisław Sołtysiński, Professor of Law. From 2000 to June 2012 prof. Sołtysiński has been serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. At the same time he is engaged in scientific activities and projects as a law professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (where he also held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration) and a recurring visiting professor at the Pennsylvania University, the College of Europe in Brugge, the Max Planck Institute in Munich and the International Law Academy in the Hague. He is a member of many associations and scientific organizations. Among others, he is a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Board of Directors of UNIDROIT. He is a co-author of the Commercial Companies Code. Prof. Sołtysiński is also in private law practice as a partner in the limited partnership company - "Sołtysiński, Kawecki i Szlęzak - Legal Advisors".

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law..


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Stephen R. Volk

Member

Mr. Stephen R. Volk is Vice Chairman of Citi with a focus both on Citi senior management matters and on Citi Institutional Clients Group.

Mr. Stephen R. Volk joined Citi in September 2004. Prior to that he served as Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he worked together with the CEO on the company strategic management and client key matters. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in August 2001 from Shearman & Sterling a New York-based law firm, where he had been Senior Partner since 1991. While at Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Volk, a leading mergers and acquisition lawyer, was counsel to a number of corporations including Citicorp. Among the many issues on which his firm advised Citicorp was the restructuring of its Latin America debt portfolio. Some landmark transactions in which he played a role include the mergers of Glaxo and SmithKlein, Viacom-Paramount, Viacom-CBS and Vivendi-Universal-NBC.

He joined Shearman & Sterling in 1960 after graduating from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, and became a Partner of this company in 1968.

Mr. Volk is a Director of Continental Grain and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Dean's Advisory Board of Harvard Law School and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Stephen R. Volk was the member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank beginning on year 2009.

 

He satisfies the requirements referred to in Article 22aa of the Banking Law..


Composition of the Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. Supervisory Board Committees