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Management Board:

 

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Iwona Szmitkowska

President of the Management Board

In 2016 and 2017 she was a awarded by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the 100 most influential women in the global HR sector. She has completed French-Polish postgraduate management studies at the University of Poznań and Rennes (2003) and Technical-Agricultural Academy in Bydgoszcz, Marketing and Management, with a specialty in Marketing and Management in Economic Organization (2001).  She also graduated from Naval Academy in Gdynia, (Management and Marketing, Business Management; 2001) and studied Classical Philology at the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń.

She gained professional experience at the Work Service as a Customer Service Department Director (from the 15th of April 2008 to October 2010 ) and Regional Director (from the 1st of September 2005 to April 2008), she also managed the Work Service branch in Bydgoszcz (from the 1st of September 2003 to 31st of August 2005). Before, she conducted economic activity in the field of promotion and marketing (from 1997 to 2003), she worked as a journalist and the editor-in-chef at the „Pomoże” radio in Bydgoszcz (1993 – 1995), and as a promotion specialist at Pomorska Newspaper (1995 – 1996).

Currently, she has been the Director of the Customer Service Branch at Work Service since the 1st of October 2010 and she conducts economic activity of her own: Agencja Promocyjna (Promotion Agency) Iwona Szmitkowska. She was the Work Service’s agent from the 14th of July 2008 to the 1st of October 2014. Since the 4th of March 2014, she has been the President of the Work Service Foundation and since the 2nd of January, she has been the Vice-President of the company under the name Krajowe Centrum Pracy Sp. z o.o.

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Paul Christodoulou

Vicepresident of the Management Board

A holder of a MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, a Juris Doctorate from Fordham School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is admitted to practice law before the Court of International Trade and the International Trade Administration as well in several federal and state jurisdictions in the USA.

He began his career as an associate with JP Morgan Securities in New York, gaining valuable experience in Mergers and Acquisitions as well Securitizations, and option pricing models. His background in international law enabled him to join American Express General Counsel’s office where he specialized in JV contracts, asset securitization, franchising and licensing. At Dewey Ballantine LLP, one of the world largest international law firms, his duties as an International Trade Attorney provided him with valuable experience with complex foreign trade issues, including the dumping of subsidized steel by producers from Russia, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, France,and Italy.

In 2003, the US Russia Investment Fund, Delta Capital, assigned him the task of applying his international law expertise to conduct due diligence of several FMCG, logistics and warehousing companies in Russia. He enjoys a hard-won international reputation as a successful business turnaround expert. His skills have enabled dozens of troubled companies to surmount shrinking markets, employee, customer and supplier desertion, bankruptcy, tax and regulatory challenges, to transform themselves into models of efficiency and profitability. These turnarounds have occurred within vastly differing cultural and business environments ranging from Russia and Eastern Europe to the United States.

He is co-founder and President of ProLogics Group of companies, specializing in logistics and transportation in the Russian Federation, where he currently resides.

 

Jarosława Dymitruk

Vicepresident of the Management Board

Jarosław Dymitruk is a graduate in the faculty of Economic Cybernetics and Accounting
Management and Computer Science at the University of Economics in Wroclaw. In 2006 he graduated
postgraduate studies at the National Defense University in the field of air transport management. It has
extensive and many years of experience in business specialties related to sales, organization
and in managing the enterprise both on domestic and foreign markets. Professionally
he was also associated with various business sectors such as: fast moving goods, industry
investment and currently the HR area. He started his career in the FMCG industry by successfully introducing it to
Polish market, world-class consumer products of such brands as Benckiser Gillette and Duracell. From
2007 is associated with the Work Service group, where he was the Operations Director and member
The Management Board is responsible for marketing, sales and current operational activities. In 2011 he became a member
management board of Exact Systems, which was taken over by Work Service, responsible for the development of the foreign part of this
The company then continued its activities in this area and took the position of vice president in Work
Service International related to the international development and operations of the Work Service Group. In her
from the very beginning, he built the Group's presence on the German market of Temporary Work. he took
participation in the creation of a joint joint venture with the German business partner of the Group and is currently
also a member of its board.

 

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD of Work Service S.A. (Jsc):

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Maciej Witucki

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

In 1991 he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Poznań University of Technology, then he went to France, where he studied at Ecole Centrale in Paris. He specialized in the field of operational research and decision support systems. In 2006 he completed Advanced Management Program in ISEAD (France).
In the years 1997-2001 Deputy General Manager of Cetelem Polska Bank. In 2001-2006, he was a Member of the Management Board and then President of the Management Board of Lukas Bank SA. In 2006-2013, President of the Management Board of Telekomunikacja Polska SA, and then Orange Polska SA. Since 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Orange Polska SA.In 2013-2015, Member of the Supervisory Board, and as of January 1, 2016, President of the Management Board of Work Service SA. On 24 January 2019 he resigned from the position of President of Work Serwice S.A., effective as of 28 February 2019.Member of the Supervisory Boards of AXA Polska SA and lnvitech Solutions (Hungary)
Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Lewiatan Confederation, Member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Board of Directors of the Bronisław Geremek Centre Foundation.

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Tomasz Misiak

President of the Supervisory Board

The founder and the President of the Supervisory Board of Work Service S.A, the leader of the HR services in Central Europe, listed on Stock Exchange. In the years 1999-2007 he served as Vice-President of the Management Board of work Service S.A. Owner and the manager of Mizyak Investment Fund LTD. Currently presiding in Supervisory Boards of the following companies: Exact Systems Sp. z o.o., MM Conferences S.A. which is a company listed on the New Connect. Previously he was a member of Supervisory Boards of the companies Hawe S.A., IDM S.A. and IT Kontrakt Sp. z o.o. He serves as the President of "Świat Idei" (World of Ideas) Foundation, publisher of the Polish edition of Project-Syndicate. From 2012 he has served as the Vice-President of Employers of Poland.

He has rich experience in the social and political operations. After the activity period in student organizations he began self-government activity in Wrocław Town Council where he served as the Chair of the Economic Initiative Commission. In 2005-2011 as a Senator of the Republic of Poland he served as the Chair of the Economy Committee and participated in the operations of the European Commission.

He received numerous business awards, including Teraz Polska (Poland Now), Przedsiębiorca Roku (Entrepreneur of the Year) Ernst & Young, Lider Przedsiębiorczości (Entrepreneurship Leader), or Market Leader, Manager of the Year. Graduate of the Wrocław Academy of Economics (now University of Economics), IESE Business School and Global Leadership Seminar Georgetown University.

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Tomasz Hanczarek

 Vicepresident of the Supervisory Board

Appointed as Vicepresident of the Supervisory Board in January, 2016. In 2010 – 2015 he held position of President of the Managenet Board. He Earned a degree in Economics at the  Wroclaw University of Economics, Faculty of Management and Computer Science. Co-founder of Work Service and long-time member of the company’s supervisory board. Responsible for the creation and development of the Group’s specialized HR outsourcing services. Frequent contributor of articles on economic and HR issues in the professional press.

 

Tomasz Jakub Wojtaszek

Member of the Supervisory Board

A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, specialization: finance and banking.

He currently serves as a director of  ForeVest Capital Partners. In the years 2001 - 2016 he worked at PineBridge Investments (Central Europe), a global private equity fund. Mr Wojtaszek specializes in investments in the areas of services and production, IT, telecommunications, retail, as well as transport and logistics.

Previously he worked as an Associate in the Corporate Finance department of Arthur Andersen and as an analyst in two private equity funds. He has over 20 years of experience in the Private Equity sector and management in Central and Eastern Europe.

In the years 2008 - 2014 the Vice President of the Management Board and from January 2014 a member of the Supervisory Board of Orzeł Biały S.A.

Mr. Wojtaszek is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Integer.pl S.A.

 

 

Piotr Żegleń

Member of the Supervisory Board

 

 

Tomasz Bujak

Member of the Supervisory Board

 

 

Paweł Ruka

Member of the Supervisory Board

 

 

Pierre Melinger

Member of the Supervisory Board

A graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Paris and Faculty of Law at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, as well as Faculty of Political Sciences at the French Political Sciences Institute and the National School of Administration "ENA" in Paris.

Mr Mellinger is a founder and Managing Director of ForeVest Capital Partners. Formerly, he was a CEO in PineBridge Investments (Central Europe), a private equity global fund. Mr Mellinger established the PineBridge Investments branch in Poland in 1998 and since that time he was responsible for private equity activity in the region of Central-Eastern Europe. He has more than 35 years of experience in the scope of investments, finances and management, including more than 20 years of experience in the private equity. Formerly, he was also a Director of the Financial Institutions Panel in the EBRD in London, a Managing Director in the Sovac Bank, a Director in the French Ministry of Finance in Paris and in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New York.

Currently, he is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the companies: Work Service S.A., Brokerage House TMS Brokers S.A., Promedica Care Sp z o.o., EasyPack Sp. z o.o., DCS Digital Cable Systems in Romania.

 

 

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Paul Sofianos

Member of the Supervisory Board

A holder of degrees in Economics and Political Science conferred by the University of Massachusetts and London School of Economics. Earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) in law at the University of Miami, focusing on Commercial and Admiralty Law.

In his 30 year career, Paul has applied his business acumen on behalf of FMCG leaders in 20 countries, including over 20 years in Russia and Poland.

Paul first arrived to Eastern Europe (specifically to Russia) in 1995 and came to Poland when Hortex Holdings S.A. the largest juice and food processing company in Eastern and Central Europe, engaged him as Vice President and General Manager. The shareholders charged him with the challenge of restructuring operations and sales, developing new business and markets and leading strategic planning. His success at Hortex motivated the US-Russia Investment Fund, Delta Capital Management, to recruit him as Senior Vice President and Head of Direct Investment. Several of Russia's leading domestic and multinational companies, including Sun-Interbrew, CTC Communications, Saint Springs Water and Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, have recognized his expertise by appointing him on their respective management boards.

Currently he is the Chairman of the Prologics Group, specializing in logistics, department store retail, medical disposables, and outsourcing, mainly in Russia and Poland.

 

 

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