Zbigniew Jagiełło (1964), The President of PKO Bank Polski Management Board since October 2009, appointed for new terms in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Earlier, for nearly nine years he had been the President of Pioneer Pekao TFI S.A. Management Board. Also, within the global structure of Pioneer Investments he was responsible for the CEE region distribution. In the late 1990s he was, among others, active in establishing PKO/Credit Suisse TFI S.A. mutual funds company, in the function of its first Vice-President.
In his twenty-year long career in the financial markets he can be credited, among other things, with:
- Successfully steering PKO Bank Polski through the critical period of turmoil in the international financial markets, while strengthening the Bank’s position of leadership in terms of assets, equity funds and earnings in Poland and the CEE region;
- Development and implementation of the PKO Bank Polski’s strategies for the years 2010-2012 and 2013-2015, which resulted in strong assets growth and efficiency gains as well as in increased interest in the company among domestic and international investors;
- Adjustment of PKO Bank Polski to the requirements of the ever more competitive financial market through increased attractiveness of its product offer and quality of its customer service;
- Refocusing of the PKO Bank Polski Group’s operational model toward its core activity of providing financial services.
Actively involved in development and promotion of the most demanding financial market standards in Poland. He is a member of the Council of the Polish Bank Association and of the prestigious Institut International D’Etudes Bancaires, which brings together the international banking community. His previous functions included, among others, that of the Chairman of the Chamber of Fund and Asset Management.
A graduate of the School of Computer Science and ManagementWrocław Technical University, he also completed Postgraduate Management Studies at the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development and the University of Gdańsk, with Executive MBA certified by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
The President of the Republic of Poland decorated him with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland , he was also awarded the Social Solidarity Medal for promoting the idea of corporate social responsibility. Chairman of the Programme Council of the PKO Bank Polski Foundation, an entity formed at his initiative in the year 2010.
Winner of numerous awards and honours. Chosen the CEO of the Year 2011 by Gazeta Giełdy Parkiet; the recipient of the Wektor 2011 award granted by the Polish Employers’ Chapter and of the Golden Banker award in the Personality of the Year 2011 category. Lauded the Manager of the Year in 2011, 2014 and 2016 in a competition ran by Gazeta Bankowa. In 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek Polska singled him out as one of the “Top 20 Managers in Crisis” and named him to the “TOP 20 Best Managers in Polish Economy 2014”.
In 2013 honoured by Miesięcznik Finansowy Bank with the title of “The Innovator of Banking Sector 2012”. Received the title of “Man of the Year 2013” from Brief magazine and “visionary of 2013” from Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. In 2014, chosen as one of the “25 Most Valuable Managers in Polish Finance Industry” by Gazeta Finansowa. In 2015 he was also recognized as the most pro- marketing CEO by the Mediarun website.