Events

Modern Supervisory Boards

Conference

Warsaw, the 19th of October, 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of the "Modern Supervisory Boards" Conference organized by the Rzeczpospolita Daily and Deloitte.

The conference aims to build awareness of corporate governance matters among members of supervisory boards and top management of Polish public and non-public companies.

This year, we will have an opportunity to hear from our special guest, Dr. Arno Probst from Deloitte Germany, about the latest changes in the German corporate governance regulatory framework which are the result of lessons learned from recent crises of governance in large-cap companies.
 

Agenda

9:30
Registration & welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:30
New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

10:30 – 11:30
New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland – panel discussion

11:30 – 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00
Drawing conclusions from governance crises – latest changes in corporate governance framework in Germany
Special guest: Dr. Arno Probst (Deloitte Germany)

13:00 – 14:00
How following corporate governance rules protects companies – panel discussion

14:00 – 15:00
Lunch

 

The Conference will be held in Polish and English. A simultaneous translation will be available at all sessions of the conference.

The 19th of October, 2017 (Thursday)
godz. 10:00 - 14:00

Conference Center at Hilton Hotel
Grzybowska 63
Warsaw

Contact details:
Jan Szewczyk
jszewczyk@deloittece.com
+48 22 3483438

The registration is closed.

Keynote speaker:

Dr Arno Probst

Partner in Audit & Assurance at Deloitte Germany

He has extensive experience in auditing and advisory services which he has gained working with German and international family firms and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed companies. He is an acknowledged expert in corporate governance and compliance issues and provides advisory services to companies operating in the consumer goods, media, healthcare, real estate, technology and public sectors. He is the author of a number of publications devoted to corporate governance. He lectures at Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg and contributes to corporate governance courses established for board members by the German business daily, Handelsblatt. Arno is a head of the Technical Board of Germany’s Association of Supervisory Boards of Medium Companies and until mid 2017 was also head of the Corporate Governance and Commercial Law Working Group at the Germany’s Institute of Public Auditors (IDW).

Drawing conclusions from governance crises – latest changes in corporate governance framework in Germany
Panel discussion: How following corporate governance rules protects companies

Meet our speakers:

Ilona Pieczyńska-Czerny

Director, Department of Public Offering and Financial Information, Office of Polish Financial Supervision Authority

Legal counsel; for over twenty years connected to capital market supervision. Since 2010, Director of Department of Public Offering and Financial Information, Office of Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF Office), in charge of verification of prospectuses, public offering supervision, supervising and counteracting financial reporting fraud regarding issuers operating on the regulated market. Prior to assuming the position, for a few years held the position of Director of Department of Proceedings, in charge of proceedings regarding criminal and administrative infringement of law. Since 2016, a member of Audit Supervision Committee. Since 2011, a member of Board of Supervisors and NCAS of European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Before, a member of a committee dealing with convergence of EU law and cooperation in supervision. A member of a Good Practice Consultation Committee established by Warsaw Stock Exchange. Participated in EU projects dedicated to supervision of developing capital markets. . 

Presentation: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Discussion panel: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Professor Marcin Dyl

President of Management Board, Chamber of Fund and Asset Management

University of Warsaw Professor Marcin Dyl specializes in broadly defined administrative law and administrative proceedings, with particular focus on capital market law, banking law, insurance law, anti-monopoly law, administrative, judicial-and-administrative proceedings.

He has authored or co-authored a number of recognized legal papers, including comments to Code of Administrative Proceedings, Act on Public Offering, Act on Bonds, as well as a capital market law manual for university students. One of the few Polish academics that have co-authored the prestigious Private Law System and Administrative Law System.
A legal counsel and asset management expert. For years appointed the President of the Management Board in the Chamber of Fund and Asset Management, an organization of leading investment funds in Poland, representing recognized Polish financial brands and prestigious foreign capital groups.

Vice-President of the Court of the Chamber of Brokerage Houses, a member of the European Law Institute (ELI), of the Scientific Committee in the Radca Prawny Zeszyty Naukowe quarterly.

In the course of his professional career worked as Legal Department Director at Securities and Exchange Commission, a member of the committee examining investment advisors and a court expert at Regional Court in Warsaw, as well as member of supervisory boards (Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie S.A., KGHM Polska Miedź SA). 

Panel discussion: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Angelina Sarota, Ph.D.

Chairperson of Supervisory Board at PKN Orlen S.A.

A doctor of law, legal counsel, graduate of Law and Administration Faculty at Jagiellonian University, National School of Public Administration and post-graduate studies “Strategic HR Management” at Kozminski University. In 2015 completed a prestigious Advanced MBA Program at Navarra University in Barcelona.

In June 2008 appointed a Supervisory Board member in PKN ORLEN SA. For two office terms acted as its Secretary, and since 27 June 2013 has been the Supervisory Board Chairperson.

From May 2014 to July 2016 held the position of Vice President of the Management Board in PGE EJ1 Sp. z o.o.

From April to May 2014, worked as Counsellor to the Minister of State Treasury, Ownership Policy Department.  In 2005-2014 held the position of Legal Department Director in Prime Minister’s Chancellery and was in charge of legal and legislative support provided in particular to the Prime Minister, its Chief and Director General.  In 2003-2005 Deputy Director of Strategy and Science Development Department, Ministry of Science and Computerization.  In 2001-2003, a chief specialist in Legal Representation Department, then in Restructuring and Public Aid Department, Ministry of State Treasury.  A member of the Management Board in Fundacja Centrum Europejskie in Warsaw.

A former supervisory board member in the following companies: Cerg Spółka z o.o. in Gliwice, Chemar Spółka z o.o. in Kielce, Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board in Warszawski Park Technologiczny S.A., Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board in Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych S.A.​

Panel discussion: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Beata Binek

President of the Management Board of the Polish Institute of Directors Foundation, since 2014

A legal adviser with extensive experience in capital markets, transactions and company law.

Before joining the PID, for over six years, she has been responsible for building the capital markets practice at CMS Cameron McKenna (in Warsaw and in London) and at PwC Legal. Before, she worked as a lawyer at the Transactions and Capital Markets Department in the Warsaw office of White & Case and between 2001 and 2006 she was employed in the Legal Department at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

For many years, Beata Binek has been conducting workshops and training courses addressed to the boards of public companies, in addition to cooperating as a lecturer with the Polish Institute of Directors, the Polish Association of Listed Companies, the Leslaw Paga Foundation or the Polish Association of Brokers and Investment Advisers (where she has also acted as a legal advisor to the board).

She is a co-author of publications addressing issues related to the rights and obligations of public company shareholders as well as securities trading.

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the Center for American Law Studies at that faculty. Additionally, she has completed the Executive MBA Program offered by the University of Minnesota (WEMBA). She is also a member of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw.

Discussion panel: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Andrzej Bartos

Senior Partner Innova Capital, Member of the Board of the Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK)

Andrzej Bartos has over 20 years of experience in private equity and capital markets. He is a Senior Partner at Innova Capital and he has been associated with the firm for the past thirteen years.

Before joining Innova Capital in 2004, Andrzej Bartos was a Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Capital (later renamed into Allianz Specialized Investments) for three years and was responsible for the firm’s Polish operations. Prior to Dresdner, he was an Executive Vice-President at BRE Bank Securities (presently mBank) in Warsaw, one of the leading Polish investment banking firms. 

In 1995-1998, he was employed by the Polish Development Bank, holding various positions and climbing the corporate ladder up to the position of the Director of Capital Markets Department.

At Innova Capital, Andrzej focuses on investments in the industrial sector. In his diversified portfolio there are companies providing electrical engineering services, automotive and industrial components as well as building materials.  Due to his extensive experience at many Polish publicly traded companies, he is involved in all transactions related to IPOs made by Innova. He led or oversaw investments in EBCC, Fuchosa, Donako, Libet, Energobit, Trimo and recently Profim. He has also sat on the non-executive boards of Provus, Marmite, Bakalland, PEKAES and Netsprint.

Mr. Bartos holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics. He is a licensed stock broker and has completed the INSEAD Executive Training in Corporate Financial Strategies in Global Markets. He is also a holder of a postgraduate diploma from Harvard Business School.

Andrzej also a co-founded the first Polish MBO Club and was appointed several times a Member of the Board of the Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK).

Discussion panel: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Dorota Snarska-Kuman

Partner in Audit & Assurance at Deloitte Poland

Dorota has over 2o years of experience in the financial services sector: banks, lease companies and funds. She specializes in auditing financial companies, in particular in the area of IFRS and US GAAP reporting. She conducts IFRS/IAS training sessions for financial institutions, including the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the National Bank of Poland and a number of banks in Poland. Dorota is a Leader of the Supervisory Board Development Program and a Member of the Board Development Center.

Panel discussion: New trends and regulatory changes in corporate governance in Poland

Agnieszka Gontarek

President of the Management Board, BondSpot S.A.

Graduated from Law and Administration Faculty, University of Warsaw, and post-graduate accounting studies. Studied at International Institute for Securities Market Development, Washington DC, ICAN Institute and took a number of courses on capital market law.  Co-authored a comment on the Act on Public Offering.  Experienced lecturer on securities law and EU law, focusing on information obligations of issuers of securities and their stockholders, and on corporate governance.

For nearly twenty years connected to capital market.  In January 2008 assumed the position of Issuer Department Director at Warsaw Stock Exchange (Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie SA).  She manages the Corporate Governance Consultation Committee at Warsaw Stock Exchange that has prepared “Best Practice of GPW Listed Companies 2016” and chairs the Council of Authorized Advisors.  A former member of Supervisory Board at BondSpot SA (2013-2016).  In 1998-2007 worked at Securities and Exchange Commission and Polish Financial Supervision Authority, among others as Deputy Director in Trade Supervision Department.

Panel discussion: How following corporate governance rules protects companies

Agnieszka Słomka-Gołębiowska, Dr sc. oec. 

Independent member of supervisory board in mBank S.A.

Doctor of economics.  She gained her M.A. degree at Warsaw School of Economics (major in Finance and Banking).  Her doctor degree was granted by the Warsaw School of Economics.  Participated in a number of Executive Education courses, among others IESE/Harvard Business School.  At present she is an assistant professor at Warsaw School of Economics, where she has been teaching and carrying out research on corporate governance.

In 2006-2009 she was a Director in Industrial Development Agency, being in charge for corporate governance. Before she had advised companies, both private and co-owned by the State Treasury, as an Arthur Andersen consultant.  Since 2006 she has been a member of supervisory boards.  Took scientific scholarship in Munster, Germany, granted by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and at University of California, Berkeley, granted by Polish-American Fulbright Foundation. Her other scholarships included Cambridge (MIT), Tucson (UoA), Munster, Copenhagen (CBS), Birmingham (BBS), Berlin (HSoG), Genoa (UoG - Law School), Vienna (WU) and Florence (UniFi). She has authored a number of corporate governance studies. 

Panel discussion: How following corporate governance rules protects companies

Mirosław Kachniewski, PhD

Chairman of the Management Board, Polish Association of Listed Companies (SEG)

Prior to joining the Polish Association of Listed Companies he was employed at the Polish Securities and Exchange Commission where he his duties were focused on coordination of international cooperation, analyses as well as information and education policies. Earlier he acted as Advisor to the Minister of Privatization and was responsible for negotiating Poland’s membership in the OECD in the area of foreign direct investment.

Former employee of the Finance and Accounting Department of Warsaw School of Economics, graduate of the Foreign Trade Faculty of that University, and author of many economic publications relating mostly to the functioning of capital markets, liberalization of capital movements, liberalization of the forms of service provision, integration of the EU financial market.

Board Member of EuropeanIssuers, he previously served many important duties at International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Panel discussion: How following corporate governance rules protects companies

Monika Nachyła

Partner at Abris, member of the Audit Committee at the Polish Association of Private Equity

Monika Nachyła is a Partner at Abris, bringing 24 years of international, C-suite experience in finance, private equity, banking, investor relations, management, strategy and development. She is a member of the Abris Management Committee. Her areas of responsibility include Investor Relations, Public Relations, ESG and supervision of selected portfolio companies.

Before joining Abris, Monika was active as a non-executive director, serving on multiple supervisory boards (BGŻ BNP Paribas, Allianz Polska, Euler Hermes Polska, Mykogen, Graal), with special expertise in the areas of key performance indicator structures and monitoring, value creation, audit committees and senior management coaching.

Previous private equity experience includes Innova Capital, supervising both Portfolio Management & Fund Management and Enterprise Investors, in charge of Investor Relations.

Earlier, she held the position of CFO at pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Synthélabo and as senior auditor at both Salustro Reydel (France) and Arthur Andersen (Poland).

Monika holds a Master’s Degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and post-graduate diplomas in both Social Psychology and Agriculture. She has previously chaired the Corporate Governance Committee and is currently a member of the Audit Committee at the Polish Association of Private Equity.

Panel discussion: How following corporate governance rules protects companies

Conference moderators:

Michał Niewiadomski

Michał is a graduate of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Warsaw and the Postgraduate School of Trade with the East at the Warsaw School of Economics.

He is a journalist with over twenty years of experience. He contributed to TVN CNBC Biznes, where he worked as the editor and program format coordinator between 2007 and 2012. He has also managed the news editorial team of Radiostacja, Polskie Radio Bis and Program Pierwszy Polskiego Radia.

In 2016, he joined the “Rzeczpospolita” daily and is a power industry expert.

Michał Niewiadomski manages the Polish-Ukrainian Journalist Club and is the organizer of the Polish-Ukrainian Gas Conference.

Marcin Piasecki

Marcin Piasecki, a journalist, a feature writer for the “Rzeczpospolita” daily and a managing editor of “Rzeczpospolita” and “Parkiet”.

In the course of his career, he has worked for the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily and the economic magazine “Profit”. He was the first editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of “Forbes” and the deputy editor-in-chief of “Dziennik” and “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. The lead editor of “The Wall Street Journal Polska”, which is the economic supplement to “Dziennik”.

Marcin Piasecki has been a guest and a co-author of numerous radio and television programs, on such channels as TVN CNBC, Polsat News, TOK FM, Radio PiN, Jedynka and Trójka. He has also been a host and a moderator of numerous conferences and debates centered on economic topics.

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Dorota Snarska-Kuman

Dorota Snarska-Kuman

Partner in Financial Services Industry at Deloitte

Dorota has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector: banks, lease companies and funds. She specializes in auditing financial companies, in particular in the area of IFRS and US GAA... More

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