Authorities

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Betacom

Management Board

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 5 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.

Robert Fręchowicz

Member 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.

Supervisory Board

Zbigniew Wierzbicki

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Zbigniew Wierzbicki has 25 years of management experience in the financial sector, including as Advisor to the President of the National Bank of Poland, president and vice-president of banks’ management boards, and director at commercial banks. He was also Vice-President of Korona TFI SA, as well as chairman and member of supervisory boards at financial institutions and companies. He specialized in investment and corporate banking.

Zbigniew has worked in the IT industry for many years. He gained his experience at ICL Poland, Softbank SA, etc., and has also served as chairman and member of supervisory boards at IT companies. In addition, he has supervised IT operations at numerous companies. For 10 years, he worked as Director and Coach at CRM SA which is an ATO and ACO in project management.

Zbigniew has graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, where he also received his PhD. He worked as a researcher at the Warsaw School of Economics, Academy of Finance, University of Finance and Management, Bournemouth University (UK), etc., and as a lecturer in postgraduate and PhD programs in financial management and strategic management. He has completed numerous training courses, including Bank Management at Northwestern University Kellogg College (USA), and Integrated Risk Management in London. He specializes in strategic management, investment management, M&A and project finance management.

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).

Marcin Marczuk

Member of the Supervisory Board

Marcin Marczuk is Managing Partner at Królikowski Marczuk Dyl Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni sp.p. law firm, where he is responsible for transactions on capital markets. He has many years of experience at financial market supervision institutions and law firms. He’s a lawyer recommended by leading legal rankings in the area of Capital Markets: Equity, Debt and M&A.

He has sat on supervisory bodies and committees of many supervised entities, public and private companies. He currently exercises supervisory functions among others at Benefit Systems SA, Koncept-L SA., Projprzem Makrum SA, Transpolonia SA, Wikana SA.

Marcin Marczuk is also a media commentator of events on the capital market, and a speaker at numerous business and legal conferences, congresses and symposiums. He has co-authored commentaries to Capital Market Law (2014, 2016, 2018), the Bonds Act (2015, 2019) and the Market Abuse Regulation (2016) (published by C.H. BECK in the “Duże Komentarze” series).

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the UMCS University in Lublin and has been attorney-at-law and member of the Warsaw Bar Association since 2005.

He has worked at Betacom with a hiatus since 2012.

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.