Gdansk, Poland, 05-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of PKP Cargo appointed three members of the Management Board: Grzegorz Fingas, Member of the Board for Commercial Issues, Jarosław Klasa, Member of the Board for Operational Issues and Arkadiusz Olewnik, Member of the Board for Financial Issues. Their selection was preceded by a competition procedure conducted with support of an independent personnel consulting company. The Management Board will meet in plenary sessions in order to pursue an ambitious strategy of development of PKP Cargo in Poland and abroad.
The competition to appoint three members of the Management Board was announced by the Supervisory Board of PKP Cargo on 8 February 2016. The Board received a dozen applications until 14 March, which was set out as the closing date. The candidates underwent two rounds of qualification interviews.
The recruitment process was conducted in transparent manner, using the best principles of corporate governance, with support of the personnel consulting company.
“I congratulate to Messrs Grzegorz Fingas, Arkadiusz Olewnik and Jarosław Klasa. I am convinced that their great managerial experience and ambitious approach, accompanied by knowledge of railway industry will contribute to dynamic development of PKP Cargo’s activities. The Supervisory Board appointed the best candidates for these positions, to the benefit of the company’s shareholders and employees” – says Mirosław Pawłowski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PKP Cargo.
Information about Grzegorz Fingas
Grzegorz Fingas is a manager with many years of experience in developing commercial strategy and in sales team management. He has been involved in PKP Cargo since 2008, acting as Director of the Sales Office. In the years 2010-2013 he was a member of the management board of PKP Cargo International a.s. based in Bratislava.
From the moment of starting his professional career in 1988 Grzegorz Fingas held such positions as: Director of the Marketing Office of BOT Górnictwo i Energetyka S.A. in Łódź (2005-2008), being employed in the meantime (2007-2008) by the Office for Trading in Property Rights, Emissions and Fuels at PSE-ELECTRA S.A. based in Warsaw, Department Manager in the Statistical Office in Katowice (2002-2006), Director and President of the Board of the Commercial Agency “Consul” Sp. z o.o. (1998-2002). In the years 2010-2014 he performed the function of Member of the Supervisory Board of Zakład Przewozu i Spedycji “Spedkoks” Sp. z o.o. (Transportation and Shipping Company) based in Dąbrowa Górnicza.
Grzegorz Fingas graduated from master studies at the Faculty of Economy and Philology of the Higher School of Marketing Management and Foreign Languages in Katowice (specialty: Marketing Management of Company) and holds MBA title awarded by Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development.
Information about Arkadiusz Olewnik
Arkadiusz Olewnik has long-term experience of holding managerial positions in companies of railway industry. In the years 2005-2012 he performed the following functions: Member of the Management Board –Financial Director in Koleje Mazowieckie (Masovian Railways) (2009-2012), the Board’s Representative for Investments in POC Dipservice (currently Polski Holding Nieruchomości S.A. – years 2008-2009) and Member of the Management Board – Director for Privatisation and Ownership Supervision in PKP S.A. (2005-2008). In the period 2005-2008 he performed a function of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PKP Cargo S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board of Trade Trans S.A. Since March 2016 he has been acting as Director of the Financial Controlling and Investor Relations Office in PKP CARGO.
In the years 2013-2016 he acted as the expert in infrastructure market and carried out, e.g. financial audit of Koleje Śląskie Sp. z o.o. (Silesian Railways) or audit of railway infrastructure at the Konin Brown Coal Mine in Kleczew.
Arkadiusz Olewnik has a degree in Production Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Information about Jarosław Klasa
Jarosław Klasa works for PKP Cargo since 1985. As a graduate of vocational school of railway in Bydgoszcz he began his professional career at the lowest operational level of the company. He performed the function of, among others, Director of Information and Communication Technology Office (2010-2014 and 2016), Deputy Director of the Information and Communication Technology Office (2009-2010) and Head of the Data Transmission Department (2008-2009).
In years 2014-2015 he was the Advisor of the Board of PKP Informatyka Sp. z o.o., and in the period of 2015-2016 he acted as the Director of the Systems Operation Department at PKP Informatyka Sp. z o.o.
Jarosław Klasa graduated at the Faculty of Mechanics of the Technical University in Koszalin. In 2013, he was awarded an MBA title at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development.
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