Current Report No. 14/2011

20 Apr, 2011

Appointed to the Bank’s Supervisory Board for a new term


Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. hereby announces that on 20 April 2011 the following persons have been appointed to the Bank’s Supervisory Board for a new term of office:

The Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.

  • Gerry Byrne – Chairman
  • Jose Antonio Alvarez – Member
  • Witold Jurcewicz - Member
  • Jose Luis De Mora – Member
  • Piotr Partyga – Member
  • John Power – Member
  • Jose Manuel Varela – Member

Gerry Byrne


Education/professional qualifications:


  • Harvard Business School
  • Irish Management Institute
  • Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Employment history:


2001 – 2011 Deputy Chairman BZ WBK Group
2009 – 2010 Managing Director Central Eastern Europe, AIB Group
2001 – 2008 Managing Director, Poland Division, AIB Group
1997 – 2000 Managing Director ARK Life Assurance Company Limited, Dublin,Ireland
1973 – 1997 Various Management and Executive Positions with AIB Group, Ireland


Membership:

  • Irish Institute of Bankers
  • Irish Management Institute
  • Alumni Harvard Business School

Gerry Byrne is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


José Antonio Alvarez


José Antonio Alvarez, born 6 January 1960 in Spain. Mr. Alvarez holds BA (Hons) in Business Administration and Economics, and MBA from Chicago University. He started his career as an analyst in Instituto Nacional de Industria. Mr. Alvarez has built his professional experience with the biggest financial institutions in Spain, such as: Banco de Crédito Industrial, Finanpostal Gestión Fondos de Inversión y Pensiones, Banco Hipotecario de España, Argentaria or BBVA. He has been working for Banco Santander since 2002, first as the Head of Finance Division and now as Chief Financial Officer.

Other positions:

  • Board of Directors Santander Consumer S.A. (June 2003)
  • Chairman of Santander Titulización S.A. (December 2002)
  • Board of Directors Bolsa de Mercados Españoles, S.A. (BME) (September 2006)
  • Board of Directors Santander Global Property, S.L. (September 2007)
  • Board of Directors of Direct Banking (November 2009)
  • Board of Directors of Santander Brasil (November 2009)
  • Chairman of the European Banking Federation (2009)
  • Santander Consumer Bank AG (March 2010)

José Antonio Alvarez is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


Witold Jurcewicz, PhD


Dr. 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 of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in commercial law and in the law on public trading in securities. His professional intrest also covers energy law.
In numerous privatization projects, Dr. Jurcewicz represented the State Treasury and companies taking over control of privatized companies, including many foreign investors who are industry leaders.  He also assisted in structuring acquisitions and takeovers of private companies.

Dr. Witold Jurcewicz has extensive capital market experience. Dr. Witold Jurcewicz was a co-editor of the code of good conduct under the auspices of the Securities Commission and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

He participated in the delivery of one of the first projects to build a heat & power station based on a project finance system. Dr. Jurcewicz oversaw the legal aspects of gas and coal extraction as well as conveyance. He is advising on the restructure of companies in the energy sector.

Dr. Jurcewicz is the author of several professional publications on, among others, ownership transformations and corporate governance.

He is a practising solicitor. He speaks fluent English and fair Russian.

Supervisory Board Memberships

  • PLM Wielkopolska Huta Szkła S.A. in Gostyń (glass works) (then Rexam Szkło Gostyń) (1997-2000)
  • Stomil Olsztyn S.A. (public company) (2000-2003)

Witold Jurcewicz is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


José Luis de Mora


José Luis de Mora, born on 21 June 1966. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Graduate of the ICADE University (degrees in Business and Law). Holds an MBA degree from MBA Boston College. He started his professional career with such institutions as the Bank of Spain and Daiwa Securities. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Mora was employed with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (London) as the Spain analyst in charge of the Spain equity product / banks. From 1998 to 2003, he was employed with Merill Lynch in London as the Pan - European Banks analyst in charge of Pan-European banks strategy in France, Portugal, Italy and Spain.
Since 2003, José Luis de Mora has been serving as the Head of Group Corporate Development / Strategy of Banco Santander. He is also a Member of the GEBI Group European Commission.

Jose Luis de Mora is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


Piotr Partyga


Sivilekonom in Norges Handelshoyskole (NHH), Bergen (Norway)
Harvard Advanced Leadership Program

Employment history:

  • since 2003 – President of the Management Board/Owner of ARETES Consultants
  • HR consulting and angel investments
  • 1999 – 2003 – Partner in Signium International
  • HR consulting
  • 1995 - 1999 – Investment Director with Creditanstalt-SCG (NFI Hetman)
  • CEO of the Morliny Group, founder of the construction materials sector
  • 1994 – 1995 – Financial analyst and controller with Orkla Media (Oslo)

Former Member of the Supervisory Board in the following companies:
Onet.pl SA, ZM Morliny SA, ZM Ostrołęka SA, ZM Przylep SA, ZPOW Owintar Sp. z o.o., WPS Strunbet SA, HSO Szczakowa SA, FD Kowary SA, GPZSO Jaro SA, PZZ Bydgoszcz SA, ZTD Dekora SA, PPB Prefabet-Kozienice SA, KSM Surmin-Kaolin SA, Gozdnickie Zakłady Ceramiki Budowlanej Sp. z o.o., Telesto Sp. z o.o.

Piotr Partyga is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


John Power


Education/professional qualifications


  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, (FCCA)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, (FCIS)
  • Member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Chairman of Lelewela Enterprises Ltd., which owns the Roche-Bobois franchise in Ireland. Financial Consultant. Former General Manager in Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. in which he built extensive experience in both their Capital Markets, Polish and Head Office Divisions. Joined the Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni in April 2002.

John Power is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


José Manuel Varela


José Manuel Varela, born on 16 October 1946 in Madrid. He holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Since 2007, Mr. Varela has been serving as the Deputy General Manager in Banco Santander. He was the Senior Vice President of the Group from 1987 till 2007. Mr. Varela is a Member of the Board of Santander Private Banking S.p.A., Italy. In the years 2007 – 2010, he was the Head of Asia Unit. He gained additional professional experience working offshore as the Head of the Representative Offices in Venezuela and Colombia (from 1978 to 1987). He also served as the General Manager of Extebandes (Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador) and General Manager of Banco Exterior U.S. Branch (New York, Florida, California).


Other positions


  • Executive Vice President. Santander Consumer Finance Europe (SCF)
  • Head of European Division
  • Head of European Alliances
  • Head of Corporate Development and Insurance Business
  • Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Sanpaolo IMI. Italy
  • Member of the Board of Banque Commerciale du Maroc. Morocco
  • Member of the Board and Executive Committee of SCF
  • Member of the Board of SCF Subsidiaries: Italy, Germany, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Poland

Mr. Varela is married and has two children.
Mr Varela is not engaged in any activity competitive to the business of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. He is not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act (KRS).


Legal basis:
§ 5 sec. 1.22 of the Ministry of Finance ordinance dated February 19, 2009 re. current and financial reporting by securities issuers and conditions for treatment as equivalent of information provided under law of non-member states.

Santander Bank Polska S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw, al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa, registered by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division, set up under regulation of the Council of Ministers of 11 April 1988 on setting up Bank Zachodni in Wrocław (Journal of Laws of 1 July 1988, No. 21, item 142), registered under KRS number 0000008723, REGON 930041341, NIP 896 000 56 73, share capital of PLN 1,020,883,050 paid-up in full. Helpline: 1 9999 – fee as per the operator’s tariff.

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