Roles and responsibilities

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Andrzej Klesyk  CEO of PZU
Andrzej Klesyk has been the CEO of PZU SA since December 2007. From 2003 to 2007 he was a Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group in Warsaw, where he collaborated with PZU in performing insurance projects. Created and managed Inteligo, a pioneer Internet banking project. Managed the team that created Handlobank, the consumer banking division of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA. From 1993 to 2000 he worked in the London branch of McKinsey. In 1991 Andrzej Klesyk went to the USA, where he worked for Kidder, Peabody and Coopers & Lybrand, New York. Andrzej Klesyk graduated from the Faculty of Economy of the Catholic University of Lublin. He was one of the first Poles to complete a two-year MBA course at Harvard Business School in the US. He is a member of The Geneva Association – a nonprofit organization associating 80 Board Chairmen from top world insurance companies. He represents PZU at annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the meetings of the Institute of International Finance in Washington.
Dariusz Krzewina – CEO of PZU Życie, PZU Management Board Member 
Dariusz Krzewina graduated from the Economy and Sociology Department of the University of Łódź and post-graduate studies in insurance at Warsaw School of Economics. He has worked in the insurance industry for many years. From September 1993 to August 1998 he was employed in PZU Życie as a Sales Department Head, Deputy Director and Director of the Insurance Office. From September 1997 to September 1998 he was a Member of the Management Board of PZU Życie. In the period from September 1998 to March 2000 he was the General Sales Director and from April 2000 to August 2001 a Member of the Management Board of STUnŻycie ERGO HESTIA SA. From April 2002 he was a Sales Director and from October 2002 to June 2004 he was the CEO and the Sales Director at SAMPO Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie SA. In August 2004 he was appointed the Director of the Group Insurance Office Director in PZU Życie and since January 2006 he was the Coordinating Director in charge of Corporate Clients. He has been in the Management Board of PZU Życie since March 2007 and since August 2007 he has held the position of the CEO. From 1 February 2010 to 14 March 2013 Director in PZU Group. Since 15 March 2013, Management Board Member in PZU in charge of group and health insurance, administration. 
Barbara Smalska – PZU / PZU Życie Management Board Member
Barbara Smalska studied particle physics and holds a PhD of Warsaw University, the Physics Department and the Institute of Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg. In the years 2002-2008 she worked at the Warsaw office of the The Boston Consulting Group. As a strategic advisor to top Polish banks, insurance and telecommunication companies she specialized in business strategies, operational models, distribution strategy, organization and activation of the sales network – in particular in the consumer and SME sectors. She joined the PZU Group in 2008 and worked as a Director of the Product Management Office, Managing Director in charge of Mass Client Sector and Managing Director in charge of Marketing and Individual Products. She joined the Management Board of PZU Życie on 1 February 2013. On 5 February 2013 she was appointed a Director of the PZU Group and held the position until 14 March 2013. Since 15 March 2013, Management Board Member in PZU in charge of mass insurance, product management, CRM and marketing. 
Przemysław Dąbrowski PZU / PZU Życie Management Board Member
Przemysław Dąbrowski graduated from Warsaw University, Information Technology Department and a Post-Graduate Management Course. He graduated from MBA studies at the University of Illinois and from the Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA program. He has vast experience in financial management services for the insurance sector, in managing financial investments and large financial transactions. He has knowledge and experience in accounting, tax and actuarial issues. He started his professional career in 1993. From 1993 to 1998 he worked at Whirlpool Polska Sp. z o.o. as an analyst and financial controller. In 1998-2000 he was the Treasurer at AIG Poland. In the years 2000-2001 he was the Financial Director and a Member of the Management Board of Creative Team SA (the Elektrim Group). From 2001 to 2006 he was the Planning and Controlling Director at PZU SA. In 2006-2008 he worked at AT Kearney and Accenture as a Manager and a Senior Manager. From October 2008 to March 2009 he held the function of the Director – Financial Division Deputy Head in the Head office of PZU and PZU Życie. From November 2008 to February 2009 he was the Planning and Controlling Director in the Head office of PZU and PZU Życie and in March 2009 he was appointed the Information Management Director in the Head office of PZU and PZU Życie. He has been a Member of the Management Board of PZU Życie since January 2010. He has held the position of a Member of the Management Board of PZU since December 2010. Przemysław Dąbrowski is in charge of the Financial Division.
Rafał Grodzicki – PZU Życie Management Board Member, PZU Group Director
Rafał Grodzicki graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. He has extensive management experience in the banking and insurance sector gained in numerous Polish and foreign institutions. He joined the PZU Group in February 2004 holding the following positions: Director of the SME Insurance Office, Coordinating Director in charge of Agency Network Development and Managing Director in charge of Insurance Products – Head of the Mass Client Function. He has been in the Management Board of PZU Życie since 2008. He became a Director of the PZU Group in February 2010. He manages the Operations Division (Contact Centers and Operation Centers).
Przemysław Henschke – PZU Życie Management Board Member, PZU Group Director
He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services for the IT industry. He worked as a technology provider (as a Project Manager and an advisor) and also represented clients (IT Architect, CIO). His first important engagement was the implementation project for Handlobank, which he managed as a Project Manager of the provider. He was one of the co-founders and creators of Inteligo, where he was the IT Architect and Project Manager of the implementation and then the CIO. He also acted as the CIO in Lucas Bank, where he managed the replacement of the banking system and IT reorganization in the Credit Agricole Group in Poland. The next stage in his career was the launch of Polbank EFG, where he acted as a CIO responsible for the IT structure implementation in the Polish branch and he co-designed universal IT infrastructure for the CEE as a part of the EFG Group. After the launch of Polbank in 2007 he supported Management Boards and CIOs of top banks and insurance companies from Europe and the Middle East as a strategic advisor at McKinsey. He focused on optimization of operations and IT costs, supported reorganization projects, developing IT strategies and architecture and streamlining communication and mutual understanding between the Business and the IT functions. Later, as the Group CIO in Banque Audi, one of the top banking groups operating in the Middle East and headquartered in Beirut, he developed an IT strategy and architecture for the group and started the implementation. Przemysław Henschke joined the Management Board of PZU Życie on 3 February 2012. On 7 February 2012 he was appointed a Director of the PZU Group in charge of the IT function.
Sławomir Niemierka – PZU Życie Management Board Member, PZU Group Director
Sławomir Niemierka graduated from Warsaw University, Law and Administration Department and a Post-Graduate Course - Law and Economy in the European Union . He is a qualified legal counsel. He participated in Polish and international training courses in financial supervision and risk management in financial institutions. He authored and co-authored a number of publications on financial law and bank supervision. He was an academic teacher at post-graduate courses at Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw University and the Academy of Insurance and Finance. For many years he worked in the National Bank of Poland - the General Inspectorate of Banking Supervision, where he headed the Inspection Office responsible for inspections carried out in banks, branches of foreign banks and credit institutions in Poland, in particular inspections of internal controls and risk management systems. Member of a Steering Committee of the General Inspectorate of Banking Supervision in charge of the implementation of the second Basel Accord, supervision over risk models, operational risk and accounting standards. He was in a Team in charge of the development of the risk management system in the National Bank of Poland. As a Member of the Management Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund he supervised the operational risk management system, inspections and monitoring of banks financially supported by the Fund. He joined the PZU Group in 2008 as a Managing Director in charge of Audit. On 19 March 2012 he was appointed a Member of the Management Board of PZU Życie. On 19 March 2012 appointed a Director of the PZU Group in charge of internal control, security and risk management.
Bogusław Skuza PZU Management Board Member until 31 December 2013
Bogusław Skuza graduated from the University of Gdańsk, the Economy of Transport Department, International Trade Faculty. He has vast experience in the financial sector, in particular in insurance. In the years 1979-1985 he worked in the Loss Adjustment Department of TUiR Warta SA. From 1985 to 1991 he was the General Representative of TUiR WARTA SA for the USA and Canada. In 1991-1992 he was a Manager of the Insurance and Claim Department at Gdynia America Line Inc., while in the years 1992-1999 he worked as a Country Manager and the Deputy CEO of Marsh & McLennan Polska Sp. z o.o. In the years 1998-2000 he held the position of the Deputy CEO of Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Życiowych i Emerytalnych Petrus SA and the CEO of Fiat Ubezpieczenia SA. From 2000 to 2008 he was the CEO of Skandia Życie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń SA. From 2008 to 2010 Bogusław Skuza was a Member of the Management Board of the Group and a CEE Regional Managing Director in Intrum Justitia AB. Also, he held the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Intrum Justitia entities in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In the years 1992-1998 he held the position of the Founder Member and the Secretary General of the Association of Polish Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers and in the years 2002-2008 he held the position of a Member of the Management Board of the Polish Insurance Chamber. Since 2009 he has been a Member of Good Practices Council at the Polish Insurance Chamber. From July 2011 to 31 December 2013 he was a Member of the Management Board at PZU in charge of the Corporate Client Division, reinsurance and bancassurance.
Tomasz Tarkowski PZU / PZU Życie Management Board Member
Tomasz Tarkowski graduated from the Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and from the Academy of Finance (formerly Academy of Insurance and Banking). He also completed an Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School University of Navarra and post-graduate studies in road traffic safety and business insurance. He has been collaborating with the PZU Group since 1996. Initially, he worked in internal control and insurance fraud departments. In the years 2002-2005 he worked in the loss adjustment function as the Head of the Technical Department in the Loss Adjustment Office.  From 2006 to 2007 he was a Director of the Loss Adjustment Centre and a Loss Adjustment Director in a Regional Branch of PZU in Warsaw. In 2007-2011 he was a Member of the Management Board of PZU Ukraine, where he supervised the loss adjustment, product management and risk assessment departments. He was a Member of the Supervisory Board of SOS Service Ukraine, a subsidiary of PZU Ukraine, responsible for assistance services. Since February 2011 he has been a Director of the PZU Group in the Head office of PZU SA and the Proxy of the Management Board of PZU Życie in charge of Loss Adjustment. He has held the position of a Member of the Management Board of PZU since April 2011 and the position of a Member of the Management Board of PZU Życie - since July 2011. He is in charge of loss adjustment and assistance functions.
Ryszard Trepczyński PZU / PZU Życie Management Board Member
Ryszard Trepczyński graduated from Warsaw School of Economics, the Management and Marketing Department. Since the beginning of his professional career he was focused on the capital market. He has vast experience in developing and implementing investment strategies, drawing up investment policies and managing large and diverse asset portfolios. He participated in building management structures for strategic allocation of assets, liquidity and investment risk. In 1994-1996 he worked as a broker in the Capital Transactions Centre of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA. In the years 1996 – 2002 he was employed in the Financial Investment Office of PZU Życie – initially as an Asset Manager and subsequently as the Head of the Debt Instruments Portfolio Management Department. From December 2002 to June 2011 he worked at Pioneer Pekao Investment Management S.A., first as a Director of Debt Securities Department, Director of the Asset Management Department, and since March 2009 he held the position of the Deputy CEO in charge of investments. He has held the position of a Member of the Management Board of PZU and PZU Życie since July 2011. Ryszard Trepczyński is in charge of the Investment Division.
Tobiasz Bury – PZU Życie Management Board Member, PZU Group Director
Tobiasz Bury graduated from Warsaw School of Economics, Kellogg School of Management in the US and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He joined the PZU Group in 2009. He held the position of Director Managing the Agency Network and Director in Charge of Mass Sales in PZU Życie S.A. Since May 2010, he acted as Director Managing the Network in PZU Group and Head of the Network Division in the Group. In this position, he was in charge of the branch network in PZU SA and PZU Życie SA and of client service in the network and in the Client Center of the PZU Group. On 16 January 2014 he was appointed to be a PZU Życie Management Board member. Since 16 January 2014 he has been a PZU Group Director in charge of the Network Division.

The Management Board exercises all management rights which have not been reserved by provisions of law or the Articles of Association for the General Shareholder Meeting or the Supervisory Board.

The Company may be represented by two Management Board members acting jointly or one Management Board member acting with a commercial proxy.

The Management Board adopts its regulations which are approved by the Supervisory Board. The regulations of the Management Board were adopted by the Management Board on 2 October 2012 and amended with a Resolution of the Board of 2 April 2013 and approved by a resolution of the Supervisory Board of 16 April 2013.

The regulations of the Management Board determine:

  • the scope of Management Board's competencies and activities that require approval or confirmation by the Supervisory Board;
  • competencies of the CEO and Members of the Management Board;
  • principles and organization of Board’s activities, including its meetings and decision making procedures;
  • rights and obligations of Board members upon dismissal.

In accordance with the regulations of the Management Board, resolutions of the Management Board are especially required for:

  • adoption of a long-term plan for development and operations of the Company;
  • adoption of an action and development plan for the PZU Group;
  • adoption of an annual financial plan and a report on its implementation;
  • approval of the financial statements for the previous financial year and the management report on the activities of the Company;
  • approval of a motion concerning profit distribution or loss coverage;
  • determination of premiums in the compulsory and voluntary insurance and general voluntary insurance terms and conditions;
  • determination of the scope and size of outward reinsurance and the tasks for inward reinsurance;
  • adoption of an annual audit and control plan and a report on its implementation with conclusions;
  • determination of the terms and conditions of investments, prevention and sponsoring;
  • giving sureties and guarantees (excluding insurance operations) and taking out and giving credit facilities or loans by the Company (excluding credit facilities and loans given from the Company’s Social Benefits Fund);
  • appointment of a commercial representation.

In accordance with the regulations, meetings of the Management Board are held at least once a fortnight.

The work of the Management Board is administered by the CEO whose powers include in particular:

  • defining the scope of responsibility of each member of the Management Board;
  • calling meetings of the Management Board;
  • setting the agenda of the meeting of the Management Board;
  • applying to the Supervisory Board for appointing and dismissing members of the Management Board;
  • designating a person to administer the work of the Management Board during the absence of the CEO.

The work of the Management Board is administered by the CEO who defines the scope of responsibility of each member of the Management Board.

Resolutions of the Management Board are adopted only in the presence of the CEO or a person designated to administer the work of the Management Board during their absence and if the meeting is attended by at least half of the members of the Management Board.

Resolutions of the Management Board are adopted by an absolute majority of votes and in the event of a voting tie, the CEO has the casting vote. The Management Board, upon consent of the CEO, may adopt resolutions in writing, on paper or in an e-form (i.e. using means of distant communication and a qualified electronic signature). The Articles of Association also provide that the meetings of the Management Board may be held using means of direct distant communication.

The CEO takes decisions in the form of orders and official instructions. Other members of the Management Board administer the operations of the Company within the scope specified by the CEO.

The Articles of Association of PZU do not provide for any special rights of the Management Board concerning decisions to issue or redeem shares.