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Management Board

Robert Fręchowicz

President of the Management Board

Robert Fręchowicz is the founder of Betacom. He is responsible for managing the sales department.

He coordinates and supervises development and sales works as part of Hybrid IT  business lines, and is also responsible for cooperating with the Group’s largest business partners.

Robert has many years of experience in IT. Before founding Betacom, he worked at Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S. A. and was President of the computer company Datex s.c.
Robert graduated from the Faculty of Electronics of the Warsaw University of Technology. He has completed many courses, e.g. for investment consultants.

Magda Pleskacz

Vice President of the Management Board

As Financial Director, Magda Pleskacz is responsible for the finances of the Betacom Group and particular business lines. She manages the controlling team and budget planning and implementation of particular lines of business. She also supervises key investment projects at the Group.

Magda has worked at Betacom for 6 years. Before that, in 2007–2016, she was Member of the Management Board of Learning Systems Poland S.A., where she was responsible for the development strategy of a group of language schools, finances, due diligence and IT systems development. In 2000–2006, she worked as Financial Controller at EMPIK Sp. z o.o., where she was responsible for monitoring and financial control of the Group’s companies, the budget process, profitability analysis, cost optimization and audits.

Magda Pleskacz graduated from the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw. She also has wide expertise in managing and developing companies on international markets.

Supervisory Board

Zbigniew Prussak

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a major in physics. He has extensive, long-standing expertise: both technical (software engineering) and managerial (management roles in multinational and Polish IT companies). Director of the IT Department at PGNiG S.A. and IT Director at the PGNiG S.A. Capital Group.

He has completed a postgraduate course at the Polish-French School of Banking at BISE S.A. bank.
He embarked on his professional career at the Department of Catalysis on Metals in the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Between 1993 and 1996, he worked as deputy branch manager at the Warsaw branch of Bank Pocztowy.

Since 1996, he has worked for various IT companies: Computron Polska Sp. z o.o., SAP Polska Sp. z o.o., and Softbank S.A. He was manager of the Polish branch of CSC Sp. z o.o.
From 2007 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2020, he headed the IT Department at PGNiG S.A.
Employed at the Asseco Group, he worked for companies including SPIN S.A., ABG S.A., and Asseco S.A.
Member of the Supervisory Boards at Karpacki Operator Systemu Dystrybucyjnego, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa, and Uni-Net Poland Sp. z o.o.

Jakub Baran

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

President of the Management Board and one of the founders of the Polish Stem Cells Bank (Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A.). Member of supervisory boards of both Polish and foreign companies.

He gained his professional experience among others at Hewlett-Packard Polska, IBM Polska and as Executive Director and COO at the Polish Stem Cells Bank (Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A.).

During his work in IT, he significantly strengthened the position of companies such as HP and IBM with clients from the telco industry.
At the Polish Stem Cells Bank, he gained wide experience in organizing funds for company development, including through private equity and the company’s IPO and later SPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

He graduated from Wrocław University of Technology, where he obtained the title of Master of Sciences and Electronics Engineer in 1995.

Michał Kołosowski

Member of the Supervisory Board

Since 2007 Michał Kołosowski has been partner in the audit department of the UHY ECA Group. He has wide experience in auditing financial statements and preparing consolidation packages and due diligence, as well as bringing financial statements in line with IAS/IFRS and US GAAP standards. He specializes in supporting real estate companies and closed-end investment funds. He is also author of numerous articles and a lecturer in the field of accounting.

In 2000–2004, he worked at the audit company Roedl&Partner, and in 2004–2007 at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Michał completed studies in Economics, specializing in Finance and Accounting. He also holds the Diploma in International Financial Reporting issued by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (an international organization bringing together experts in the area of finance, accounting and management).

Paweł Mielcarz

Member of the Supervisory Board

Paweł Mielcarz, Ph.D., is a Professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw, where he holds the position of Head of Department of Finance and Coordinator of the MBA Finance course and postgraduate financial studies. During his time at Kozminski University, he also worked, among others, as a member of the Finance Committee and Deputy Director of the College of Finance and Management, responsible for the development of English language studies in Finance and Accounting.

In his scientific work, he mainly deals with the issues of enterprise value management, and valuation of companies and investment projects. He is the author and co-author of dozens of articles, scientific papers and books, including “Analysis of investment projects in the process of creating enterprise value” and “Short-term impact of recommendations on the stock market in Poland”.

Paweł has taught, among others, corporate finance as part of graduate, postgraduate and MBA courses at the Kozminski University and several other European universities. For the past eight years, he has been a full-time faculty member at the ESSCA School of Management, where he gives lectures in the Master of Science in Finance program. He developed his teaching skills during courses organized by Harvard Business School: Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning and Case Study Workshop. As a consultant cooperating mainly with DCF Consulting, he participated in the preparation of several hundred consulting projects and expert analyses. When working as an expert witness, he prepared opinions for common courts, prosecutors, and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

In his professional career, Professor Mielcarz has also served as a member of several supervisory boards and as an advisor to the Management Board of PGNiG S.A. He has experience in managing an insurance company, having served for several months as President of the Management Board of Polski Gaz Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych as a Member of the Supervisory Board delegated to perform management functions.

Karol Cieślak

Member of the Supervisory Board

Economist, manager with many years of experience at the helm of holding-type companies. Expert in the management of assets and investments, and operational management of diverse areas of the IT business. Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (Department of Finance and Statistics).

Between 1991 and 2004, he worked for a number of financial institutions in top-tier management and on boards of directors.

Since 2005, he has been involved in the IT industry, serving on the boards of Ster Projekt S.A. and ABG Ster Projekt S.A. Starting in 2009, in his role as Managing Director of Asseco Poland S.A. and later as Vice President of the Board of Asseco Data Systems S.A., he supervised and managed a number of business areas.

Between November 2020 and October 2021, he was Member of the Board of Directors at Betacom S.A. and subsequently, from November 2021 until March 2023, he served as an adviser to the Board of Betacom S.A.