Announcement No. 30/2008
Candidates to the Bank Supervisory Board
In connection with Announcement No. 24/2008 of May 13, 2008, Bank BPH has been notified that at the Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2008 the following candidates (CVs below) will be proposed for the Supervisory Board members:
1. Ales Blazek,
2. Peter Franklin,
3. Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz,
4. Denis Hall,
5. Leslaw Kuzaj,
6. Slawomir Mirkowski,
7. Des O’Shea,
8. Wieslaw Rozlucki,
9. Tomasz Stamirowski
10. Robert Stefanowski,
11. Dmitri Stockton.
CEE General Counsel, GE Money Bank
2007– present; Responsibility for legal support, compliance and government relations in Central and Eastern Europe for GE Money businesses.
EMEA Deputy Countries Counsel, Citigroup
2004–2007; General legal support to Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in EMEA. Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory, Islamic Finance, Litigation, project management and new product development.
CE Division Legal Counsel, Citigroup
2002–2005; General legal support to the CE Division (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland). Management responsibility for a team of 23 lawyers in six different countries, with one direct report for each country. Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory, Litigation, project management and new product development.
Country Legal Counsel for Citigroup Czech Republic
2000–2004; General Counsel for Citibank a.s. Direct management responsibility for a team of 7 professionals. Areas of Practice: General Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory, Litigation, project management and new product development.
Associate in White & Case, Prague Office
1996–2000 Areas of Practice: M&A, Restructurings, Debt Capital Markets and Banking.
Education: Charles University Law School, Czech Republic 1990-1996; Master of Law.
Professional memberships: Czech Bar Association: since 2001.
CFO, CFS Europe, London (5/06 onwards)
Previous GE roles:
CFO, Real Estate Europe, Paris (2002 to 2006)
CFO, GE Money Europe, Dublin (2000 to 2002)
Treasurer – Asia, Corporate Treasury, Hong Kong & Singapore (1992 to 2000)
MD Capital Markets, ANZ Bank, Hong Kong (1987 to 1992)
Various roles in Sales and Capital Markets, The Chase Manhattan Bank NA, London and Hong Kong (1979 to 1987)
Management Trainee, HSBC, London, Malaysia and Hong Kong (1975 to 1978)
The Peak School, Hong Kong
Dollar Academy, Scotland
Oxford University, England
Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
Attorney at law (admitted to practice in 1992), managing partner of one of the largest Polish law firms – GESSEL. Since 1999, arbitrator with the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Member of the International Bar Association. Beata graduated from Warsaw University’s Faculty of Law and Administration in 1989. Having gained experience with a number of other organisations (Arthur Andersen, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Nabarro Nathanson, the Parliamentary Committee for Economic Co-operation Abroad), Beata established - in January 1993 - Beata Gessel - Attorney at Law. Since its inception, her firm has grown to where it now employs over 30 lawyers specialising in different fields of practice. Beata is the author of numerous publications and lectures such as: Capital share in a limited liability company as a personal right (Przegląd Prawa Handlowego, May 2008), Some remarks on conflicts of interests involved where arbitrators are members of law offices lawyer teams [in:] International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration at the Outset of the 21st Century. The Commemorative Book to Honour dr hab Tadeusz Szurski (2008), Aircraft Finance; Registration, Security and Enforcement (in the chapter on Poland, Longman, 1991); Environmental Liabilities and Regulation in Europe (International Business Publishing Limited, the Hague, 1993); Troubles with Venture Capital (Home & Market, issue 2 - February 1999). Beata's main areas of legal expertise include securities, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, and arbitration. In the latest Rzeczpospolita daily ranking of law offices (April 2008) Beata was ranked as the best lawyer in mergers and acquisitions. Recommended also by "Chambers Europe Legal Directory" (May 2008) as a leader in Private Equity and as an expert in advising on M&A transactions. Since 2001, Beata is listed in “Europaen Legal Experts” as a specialist in corporate and commercial law. In “Private Equity 2004/2005 – Global Counsel Handbooks”, she is recommended as one of two lawyers in the private equity and venture capital category. Since 1999, Beata has been an arbitrator for the National Chamber of Commerce, and in 2005 she was chosen as Vice-President of the Arbitration Court under the auspices of the Lewiatan Polish Confederation of Private Employers. Since April 2004 Chairman of the Audit Committee in Polish Private Equity Association. Since May 2008 member of a Leslaw A. Paga Scholarship Committee. Being fond of modern art, she has established, together with the National Museum in Warsaw, a foundation called Modern Art. Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw, of which she is a vice-president. In her leisure time, she likes mountain hiking in the Tatra Mountains and in Podhale.
Denis has been in the banking industry since starting his career with Barclays Bank in 1974. Most of his career he has been focused on Risk Management. From 1978 until 1985 working in private label credit cards he pioneered many of the early developments in computerizing application processing and worked on some of the first score systems to be introduced into the UK.
In 1985 he moved to Citibank. Initially working in their Diners Club business he managed all the different aspects of the credit cycle. From 1988 he helped the bank to build the Citibank Credit Card business in Europe. In 1998 he was appointed to the Management Board (Vorstand) of Citibank Privatkunden AG in Germany where he was responsible for Risk Management, Sales Finance and Premises. In 1999 he took up the position of Chief Credit Officer for Citibank’s Europe Middle East and Africa division in Brussels. In this position he supervised the build up of Citibank’s operation in Eastern Europe.
In 2001 he moved to Deutsche Bank to be the Chief Risk Officer for their retail operations. In this role he was the architect of their Retail Risk Management Organization and Process. He served on the Management Board (Vorstand) of Deutsche Bank Privat und Geschaeftskunden AG. Here he held global responsibility for Risk Management in the Retail Bank with over 2200 risk professionals in his area of responsibility.
In October 2007 Denis joined GE Money Bank, initially as Chief Risk Officer for the EMEA region and since January 2008 as the Chief Risk Officer globally for Banking and Regulatory.
Graduated from Krakow School of Economics in 1976.
In the early 80’s, Kuzaj joined Krakow Industrial Society, a think-tank working on economic reform and privatization in Poland. In 1988, he co-founded one of the first private banks in Poland, initially known as KTB and transformed later into First Polish-American Bank.
He served as Commissioner of the US-Poland Action Commission (foreign investment and NATO issues), Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC.
1990-1992 - President, Consolidated Ventures International, a Polish-American jv which worked with various North American venture capital groups on real estate and air transportation projects.
Since 1992 in General Electric Company/ USA as National Executive (Country Manager) in Poland.
In 1996 joined Board of Directors of GE Capital Bank in Poland.
From 1998 until 2006, Director of Supervisory Board of GE Capital Bank and Polish-American Mortgage Bank. Director of the Executive Board of Expander Sp. z o.o. and GE Investments Poland Sp. z o.o.
In 2002 nominated GE Regional Executive, Central Europe.
Born in 1971 in Poznan.
Master of science (economics); graduate („summa cum laude”, 1994) of Poznan University of Economics; specialization in management. Diploma of Financial Controller - School of Controlling in Katowice (1999).
Statutory auditor – chartered and certified from 2001; authorized to audit financial statements (reg. no. 9639/7208). Member of the National Chamber of Statutory Auditors in Poland. Member of the Association of Accountants in Poland.
Member of The National Council of Statutory Auditors; member of the Organization Committee and the Professional Standards Committee of the National Council of Statutory Auditors.
He gained professional experience as a consultant in management in a consulting company. Afterwards as financial controller he was responsible for the liquid petroleum gas segment (LPG) of BP Gas Poland. He has been employed by HLB Frackowiak i Wspolnicy Sp. z o.o. in Poznan since 1994. During 2001-2003 he was the Director of the Business Advisory Services Department in HLB, where he managed projects of business valuation, implementation of cost accounting systems, implementation of accounting and internal control systems.
He is a shareholder of HLB Frackowiak i Wspolnicy Sp. z o.o. and PWB Sp. z o.o. and a member of the Supervisory Boards of these companies. He is a Partner in the Audit Department of HLB Frąckowiak i Wspólnicy Sp. z o.o. He is responsible for audits of unit and consolidated financial statements, assurance services during public offerings and business restructurings, projects of implementation of accounting and internal control systems, and implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards. He was in charge of projects - among others - for companies from the „Rzeczpospolita list of 500 biggest Polish companies” or listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange: Zakłady Chemiczne Police, Zakłady Chemiczne Zachem, EnergiaPro Koncern Energetyczny, PKN Orlen, Huta Stali Częstochowa, WSK PZL Rzeszów (UTC Corp.), Famur Group, Apator Group, Cantoni Group, Gedia Poland, Jago, Koelner, Liberty Poland, Polomarket, PERN Przyjaźń, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, Piotr i Paweł Group, Atlas Group, Pratt & Whitney.
He specializes in financial and management accounting. Author or co-author of publications on accounting and auditing. He gives trainings and presentations for many companies and statutory auditors on accounting, auditing, initial public offerings. He speaks fluent English.
Head of Global Partnerships, GE Money.
Des jointed in 1997 as part of the acquisition of Woodchester Investments plc. He was appointed Chief Risk Officer for Auto Financial Services in Europe and in 2000 became Chief Risk Officer for GE Consumer Finance Europe.
In 2001 he was named Head of Business Development for GE Consumer Finance Europe and over the subsequent 4 years led the business’s M&A activities across Europe which included acquisition and joint ventures in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Latvia and Poland. In 2005 he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for GE Money EMEA.
Prior to GE he worked both in Consumer Finance and Corporate Banking. In 2008 Des was appointed to his current role with responsibility for developing GE Money’s JV’s and Partnerships globally.
He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.
Des received a B. Comm (First Class Honours) from University College Cork, Ireland.
Dr. Wiesław Rozłucki graduated from the Foreign Trade Faculty of the Warsaw School of Economics in 1970. He has a PhD in economic geography. Between 1973 and 1989, he worked as a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Between 1990 and 1994, he was an adviser to the Minister of Finance, a director of the Capital Markets Department in the Ministry of Privatization and a member of the Polish Securities and Exchange Commission.
Between 1991 and 2006 Dr. Rozłucki was the President of the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He was also the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Depository for Securities and a board member of the World Federation of Exchanges and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges.
Dr. Rozlucki has been actively engaged in the corporate governance movement in Poland. He is the chairman of the Programming Council of the Polish Institute of Directors. He is also a member of supervisory boards of large public companies: Telekomunikacja Polska, TVN, Polimex-Mostostal. He runs a strategic and financial consultancy.
Born in 1968, Stamirowski is a graduate of Łódź University’s foreign trade department and the management department of the University of Grenoble (France). He possesses many years of experience in financial institutions as well as a very good knowledge of the corporate market, structural finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his professional career in 1993 at the restructuring department of Powszechny Bank Gospodarczy in Łódź. Since 1995 he has been a member of the management board of the PBG Fundusz Inwestycyjny investment fund (from 1998, Pekao Fundusz Kapitałowy). Since 2001 he has been the president of the management board of AVALLON Sp. z o.o., a firm currently managing a private equity fund and previously focused on capital transactions consulting. Since 2004 he has been the president of the management board of AVALLON MBO S.A., an investment entity. His experience with financial firms is complemented by his service as board member in the production companies Tolkmicko Sp. z o.o. (produce) and ZWOLTEX S.A. (textiles). He currently serves on the supervisory board of a number of companies (including publicly traded companies such as ZETKAMA S.A., KFM S.A., Stomil Sanok S.A.; Masters S.A., Tonsil S.A., Bipromet S.A). He has completed numerous specialist courses in finance.
President and CEO of General Electric Corporate Finance, EMEA. Based in London, Bob has overall responsibility for GE’s Corporate Finance activities throughout the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. GE’s products include M&A Finance, Structured Finance, Asset Based Lending, Factoring and Transaction businesses, Corporate Restructurings, Equity Capital, Distressed/Secondary Investments, Mortgages, Private Wealth Management and other Capital Markets Activities. As CEO, Bob manages $42 billion in assets, over 2,500 employees and $600mm in annual net income.
Named to his current role in November 2006, Bob was appointed a Company Officer of General Electric by the GE Board of Directors in April 2006. Bob is Chairman of the Board of Directors of GE Heller Bank AG (Mainz, Germany) and GE Artesia Bank NV (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and a member of the Board of Directors of GE Facto France (Paris, France) and GE Corporate Finance Bank (London).
Bob graduated from Fairfield University, Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and is a post-graduate of UPENN Wharton’s Fellowship in Business. Bob is an adjunct faculty member of New York University Stern School of Business, University of Cambridge – Judge Business School and the London Business School with a research focus on M&A and Private Equity. He has also lectured at the undergraduate and graduate level at UPENN/Wharton, Yale University, University of Chicago and Cornell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Management Accountant. His first book: “Making M&A Deals Happen” was published by McGraw Hill Publishing in February 2007.
Dmitri Stockton is President and CEO of the GE Money Central & Eastern Europe business unit within GE Company. This unit has $26 billion in assets, $944 million in net income and approximately 17,000 employees.
Mr. Stockton joined GE in 1987 as a member of the Financial Management Program and then moved to the GE Capital Audit Staff in 1989. He entered GE Commercial Real Estate in 1991 where he held a series of Commercial Leadership roles, ultimately rising to the level of Managing Director.
In 1997, Mr. Stockton was named Chief Risk Officer for GE Mortgage Corporation where he led the risk management of a US based mortgage servicing unit and a global mortgage insurance business. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for GE Mortgage Insurance in 1999 and a Vice President of GE Capital in that same year.
In 2001, he became Chief Executive Officer for Capital Bank in Switzerland. In 2005, Mr. Stockton was promoted to lead GE Money’s Central and Eastern Europe business and was named a Vice President of GE by Chairman Jeff Immelt later that year.
Mr. Stockton is a graduate of the Financial Management program and holds a BS in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. He currently serves as a Board Director for Garanti Bank in Turkey and is also a member of the GE Company Europe Corporate Executive Council. Formerly, Mr. Stockton was a Board Member of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement Switzerland.