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Management Board:




Maciej Witucki

President of the Management Board

Assumed the position of the President of the Management Board of Work Service S.A. in January 2016. He has an extensive professional experience in the area of management of international enterprises and public companies. In the years 2006-2013 he served as the president of Orange Polska (formerly TP), and since September 2013 he has been the chairman of the supervisory board of this company. Earlier, in 2002-2006 he held the position of a member of the management board, and later the president of Lukas Bank. In the years 1997-1998, in France, he managed the setting up for the project of commencement of Cetelem’s activity in Poland, and from 1998 to 2001 he was a member of the management board in Cetelem Polska. In July 2015 became a member of the supervisory board of TVN.

Graduate of Poznan University of Technology and postgraduate studies in the field of logistics and industrial engineering in Ecole Centrale Paris in France. Completed Advanced Management Programme in INSEAD, France.


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Piotr Gajek

Vicepresident of the Management Board

He has professional experience in the field of consulting, finance, banking, corporate restructuring, customer relationship management and transactions and strategic projects. In the years 2009-2013, he was CEO of Orange Polska for customer relationships strategies and transformation of the Orange Polska Group. In the years 2002-2009, he was a partner at EY Business Advisory.  In the years 1992-2002, he worked at Arthur Andersen. Member of the Supervisory Board of MDI Energia S.A., a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He graduated from the management programs at the Kellog School of Management, USA and at the IMD, Switzerland.

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Iwona Szmitkowska

Vicepresident of the Management Board

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.


Tomasz Ślęzak

Vice President of the Management Board of Work Service S.A.

He has many years of experience in business activity on European markets. He spent first 9 years of professional career in Procter&Gamble, where was initially responsible for sales support and cooperation with key customers. After becoming Strategy and Marketing Planning Manager for Central Europe, Africa and Middle East (CEEMEA), he introduced new product strategies into the supervised markets. After returning to Poland, he took up the position of commercial marketing Manager for Gilette.

From December 2010, Tomasz Ślęzak headed the Sales Division in a Polish branch – DB Schenker. As Sales Director he represented the company in European Sales Steering Team. Moreover, from March 2009 to end of 2011 he served as the Vice President of the Management Board of Metromedia Polska, an advertising company which specialises in mobile advertising media.

In May 2013, he was appointed as Vice President of the Management Board of Work Service S.A. Currently Tomasz Ślęzak is responsible for supervision over activity of the Group’s foreign companies in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, he is responsible for leading international sales processes and coordination of work as part of corporate marketing.

Graduate of Wrocław University of Economics, specialised in marketing and management. Since 2014 he has been a lecturer of sales management postgraduate studies in Warsaw School of Economics. For his professional achievement Tomasz Ślęzak was awarded Brand Building Golden Award.


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.


Robert Knights

Vicepresident of the Management Board

Earned a honors degree in Production Engineering as well as a post graduate diploma in Cosmetic Science. Robert quickly transformed academic achievement into a successful career in the FMCG sector spanning more than two decades, including 12 years surmounting distribution and logistics challenges in Russia’s vast emerging market. The roster of blue chip companies benefiting from his expertise include Mars Confectionary, Pepsi International Bottlers, Unilever and Newell Rubbermaid’s division Sanford Europe, owner of the Parker, Waterman and Paper Mate, brands, the world’s largest writing instrument group.

His professional accomplishments are many and include:

As Director of Purchasing and Logistics of Pepsi International Bottlers for Central and Eastern Russia, he set up the planning, purchasing, customs and distribution functions. His efforts lead to record growth and quickly reestablished Pepsi as a leading soft drink brand in Russia. Unilever then recruited Robert as Head of Operations where he merged four operating units into one, increasing efficiency while reducing costs He was also instrumental in Unilever’s pioneering effort of establishing a multi-category distribution system, consisting of 12 regional and 4 national centers, to service the entirety of Russia.

Capitalizing upon his hard-won experience, Robert founded a successful logistics and distribution consultancy in 2004 for the Russian market. He also holds board positions in several companies. 




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


Paul Sofianos

Chairman 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 25 year career, Paul has applied his business acumen on behalf of FMCG leaders in 20 countries, including 13 years in Russia and Poland. 

Paul first came to Central Europe when Polish 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 president of the Prologics Group, specializing in logistics, transport and outsourcig in Russia and Ukraine.


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.


Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk

Member of the Supervisory Board

Hi is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, specialisation  in finance and accounting. In 1999-2008 he worked at Deutsche Bank - DB Securities SA Group as the Deputy Director of the Equities Research Department and Equities Research Analyst - Central and Eastern European Region. In the period 2008-2010 he held various managerial positions in TP SA Group, including Member of the Board of TP Emitel, and Director of Strategy and Business Development Division at TP SA Group. In 2010-2011 he worked in Poland at Credit Suisse - a Swiss investment bank. In 2012-2015 he was the Vice-President responsible for Strategy and Development at Emitel -a leading operator of terrestrial radio and television networks in Poland. Currently, he is a professionally independent member of Supervisory Boards of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He has gained many years of supervisory experience as a member of the Supervisory Boards of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange over the last 10 years (including KGHM Polska Miedz, Polish Energy Partners, Duon, Graal, Wirtualna  Polska, 4fun Media, Polimex-Mostostal, Magellan, Robyg, InPost, Integer, SARE, Best).


Everett Michael Kamin

Member of the Supervisory Board

Boston University School of Management awarded Everett a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Accountancy in 2001. His peers honored Everett by electing him to create and supervise the University’s Financial Club. He is a licensed Accredited Asset Management Specialist and possess Series 7 certification from the American Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Upon graduation, he gained hands-on experience in preparing and implementing financial plans for small and medium sized business as a Financial Consultant at t A.G. Edwards & Sons. As a Strategic Analyst, he led the group responsible for seeking out potential business opportunities at Sovereign Bancorp (purchased by Santander Bank in 2009). Later the financial planning consultancy, Aria Partners, recruited him as a hedge fund researcher.

This varied analytical experience empowered Everett to join Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Securities. This industry leader put him in charge of identifying and modeling capital requirements, analyzing the liquidation scenarios in order to recapture invested funds, creating models which take into account the dept instruments in order to carry out transactions, conducting stress-tests and analysis to determine the price and profitability of transactions, building cash flow models for forecast and analysis.


Piotr Maciej Kamiński

Member of the Supervisory Board

He completed the Faculty of Administration at the University of Warsaw, and was granted Master's degree in Administration. He completed: International Postgraduate Programme Tempus - CUBIS (Curriculum In Business Information Systems) at Catholic University of Milan, Catholic University of Leuven and University of Amsterdam. He is a graduate of „International Institute of Securities Market Development”, arranged by US SEC and IESE Business School - Advanced Management Program, University of Navarra.

He held following positions in the management boards of commercial law companies:

  • 2011 - 2013  Member of the Finance Board; he also acts as  President of the Management Board of Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o.
  • 2010 – 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board of PZU S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board Committee of PZU S.A. for IPO (for the State Treasury)
  • 2006-2009 President of the Management Board of Bank Pocztowy S.A.
  • 2003-2006 Member of the Management Board supervising the Organizational Market and Treasury Area at PKO Bank Polski S.A.
  • 2000-2003 Vice President of the Management Board of Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie S.A.,

He held following positions in central offices of the government administration:

  • 1994-2000 – Director of the Public Limited Companies and Finances Department of Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • 1992-1994 – Head Officer of department of the securities issuance of Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • 1998-2001 member of State Examination Commission for Investment Advisers

He holds the positions of the independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Budimex S.A. and independent member of the Supervisory Board Wielton S.A., and member of Audit Supervision Authority appointed by Minister of Finance for employer association.

Moreover, he held positions of, e.g. :  President of Warsaw Stock Exchange Council, Chairman of the Supervisory Board  of MGW CCG Sp. z o.o., independent Meber of the Supervisory Board of Idea Bank S.A., independent Meber of the Supervisory Board of Rubicon Partners NFI S.A, independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Pamapol S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pentacomp Systemy Informatyczne S.A., Member of the Supervisory Board of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, Chairman of the Supervisory Board  of Bankowy Fundusz Leasingowy S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of  Wawel Hotel Development Sp. z o.o.  (Sheraton Hotel in Cracow), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of   Centralna Tabela Ofert S.A. (Bond Spot currently)

He also holds the position of the Vice-president, member of presidium and Treasurer of Employers of Poland.


Robert Ługowski

Member of the Supervisory Board

He  is a graduate of the program MBA Carlson School of Management (2003 – 2008), Warsaw School of Economics and Individual Scheme of Studies in Catholic University of Lublin, Technical University of Lublin and Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (1995 – 2000). He is Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of business angels’ network “Cobin Angels”, businessman, investor, an economic expert at the NCBiR and at the Jagiellonian University. He is an expert in the field of diffusion of innovation, business models and organization and development of new projects. He has extensive experience gained while working in managerial positions in the structures of local and regional international technology companies such as Xerox (2001 – 2008, Hewlett-Packard (2008 –2012), Atos. In 2012-2015 worked in Atos IT Services Poland where he was the Head of Business Unit and the Sales Director. He also serves a number of functions in professional and social organizations, inter alia: President of Business Students Club, Member of Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication and Warsaw Executive MBA Alumni Assocation. He has gained experience as a member of the Supervisory Boards of companies sitting on the board of the Supervisory Boards of the Elchupacabra sp. z o.o. He meets the independence criteria referred to in Principle II.Z.4 of the "Code of Best Practice for WSE-Listed Companies for 2016".


Pierre Melinger

Member of the Supervisory Board

Professional experience

  • 1998 – present PineBridge Investments (formerly  AIG Investments),

Managing Director, having overall responsibility for the fund's private equity activity in Central and Eastern Europe,

  • 1992 - 1998 EBRD, Head of the Financial Institutions Team,
  • 1990 - 1992 Banque Sovac, Deputy General Manager of the mortgage bank,
  • 1988 - 1992 Banque Sovac, Director, Head of Business Development,
  • 1979 –1988 Senior officer at the French Ministry of Finance.


From 1972 until 1975 Pierre Mellinger studied economics at the Paris University, and from 1973 until 1975 - law at La Sorbonne. Moreover, in 1974 he graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris and in 1979 - Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

Member of Supervisory Boards in the following entities:
UTI Group, Digital Cable Systems S.A., Orzel Bialy S.A., Małpka S.A., Promedica Care sp. z o.o., Care Investments sp. z o.o., EasyPack sp. z o.o.



John Leone

Member of the Supervisory Board

He is a graduate of State University of New York Binghamton (1991 – 1995) and The George Washington University Law School (1995 – 1998). During his career, Mr John Leone worked i.a. with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, PineBridge Investments Partners LLC and ForeVest Capital Partners, Inc., with whom he works until this day. In addition, Mr. John Leone has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Małpka S.A. since July 2016.



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