President of the Management Board of PKO Bank Polski SA since October 2009, appointed for subsequent terms of office in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Before that, for almost 9 years he was President of the Management Board of Pioneer Pekao TFI SA. Within the global structure of Pioneer Investments he was also responsible for supervising distribution in the CEE region. In the second half of the 1990s, as Vice President of the Management Board, he participated in the process of establishing PKO/Credit Suisse TFI SA.
In his twenty years of working on the financial markets he was responsible, among other things, for:
- successfully steering PKO Bank Polski SA through a critical period of turmoil on the international financial markets, while strengthening the Bank’s position as leader in terms of assets, equity and earnings in Poland and the CEE region;
- developing and implementing the PKO Bank Polski SA’s strategy for the years 2010-2012 and 2013-2015, which resulted in a significant increase in assets and strong business efficiency gains as well as in increased interest in the company among domestic and international investors;
- adjustment of PKO Bank Polski SA to the requirements of the ever more competitive financial market through the increased attractiveness of its product offer and quality of its customer service;
- refocusing of the PKO Bank Polski SA Group’s operational model towards its core activity of providing financial services.
He is actively involved in the development and promotion of high standards of operations of the financial market in Poland. He is a member of the Council of the Polish Bank Association and of the prestigious Institute International D’Etudes Bancaires, which brings together the international banking community. His previous functions included, among other things, that of Chairman of the Chamber of Fund and Asset Management.
He graduated from the Wroclaw Technical University’s Faculty of Computer Science and Management. He also completed Postgraduate Management Studies at the Gdansk Foundation for Management Development and the University of Gdansk, with an Executive MBA certified by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
He was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of the Republic of Poland, and the Social Solidarity Medal for promoting the idea of corporate social responsibility. He was Chairman of the Programme Council of the PKO Bank Polski’s Foundation that was established on his initiative, in 2010.
Recipient of several awards and titles. He was selected CEO of the Year by the stock exchange journal Parkiet in 2011. He was awarded the Wektor 2011 and 2018 prize granted by the Polish Employers’ Committee, and the Golden Banker prize in the Personality of the Year 2011 category. He was also a recipient of the Manager of the Year 2011, 2014 and 2016 awards in a competition organized by Gazeta Bankowa. In 2012, 2014 and 2015, Bloomberg Businessweek Polska singled him out as one of the Top 20 Managers in the Polish Economy. He was honoured by Bank – financial monthly – with the title of “Innovator of the Banking Sector 2012.” He also received the special award of “Man of the Year 2013” from Brief monthly and “Visionary 2013” from Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. In 2014, he received an honourable mention from Gazeta Finansowa as one of the “25 Most Valuable Managers in the World of Finance.” In 2015, he received a medal from the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) for supporting the development of economic self-government and entrepreneurship, and he was awarded an eDucat statuette by the Foundation for the Development of Non-cash Payments for his vision of the development of non-cash payments and the effective building of a coalition for the mobile payment standard. The industry service Mediarun.com recognized him as the most pro-marketing president, and the chancellery of Responsible Business Awards awarded him the title of Outstanding CEO Philanthropist. In 2017, he was awarded the Lesław A. Paga Prize for his contribution to the development of the Polish economy and promotion of high standards of operations of the financial market in Poland. In 2019, he was granted the titles of Personality of the Year in the Golden Laurel competition organized by Super Biznes and Finance Visionary in the “Banking and Insurance Leaders” competition; he was also granted the Bulls and Bears award by the stock exchange journal Parkiet and he was elected the most valuable CEO among the managers of listed companies in the ranking published by Rzeczpospolita daily.