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20/2022 Candidate to the Supervisory Board of Agora S.A.


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Czerska 8/10 Street
00-732 Warszawa

AGO -0,95%
mWIG40 0,19%

Regon: 11559486
Numer KRS: 59944
NIP: 526-030-56-44


June 21, 2022 / 19:18

23/2022 Appointment of the Supervisory Board for the new term of office

Regulatory filing

The Management Board of Agora S.A. with its seat in Warsaw (the "Company") informs, that on the 21 June 2022 the Annual General Meeting of the Company ("AGM") acting pursuant to the provisions of article 385 § 1 of Commercial Companies Code and pursuant to § 20 and 21 of the Company's Statute appointed:

- Dariusz Formela,
- Tomasz Karusewicz
- Wanda Rapaczynski,
- Tomasz Sielicki,
- Andrzej Szlęzak,
- Maciej Wiśniewski

to the Company's Supervisory Board for the common three-year term of office commencing with the end of the General Meeting of the Company approving the financial statements for 2021.

In addition, the Management Board informs that pursuant to § 18 point 2 of the Company's Statute AGM appointed Andrzej Szlęzak to the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

The present composition of the Supervisory Board is following: Andrzej Szlęzak - chairman of the Supervisory Board, members: Wanda Rapaczynski, Tomasz Sielicki, Maciej Wiśniewski, Dariusz Formela and Tomasz Karusewicz.


Dariusz Formela

Since 1 September 2018 Board Member of Black Red White S.A., and since 1 December 2018 President of the Management Board of the company. In the years 2012-2018, the president of GOBARTO S.A. (formely PKM DUDA S.A.) responsible for development and implementation of the company's strategy. In the years 2009-2012, he was a member of the board of PKM DUDA and CEO of CM Makton S.A. In the years 1998-2008, he worked for the ORLEN Capital Group, where he was also a member of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN and Mazeikiu Nafta responsible, i. a., for the oversight of the companies of the group and the integration of capital assets. He was also responsible for development and implementation of the restructuring plan in the ORLEN capital group. He is a Supervisory Board member in Protektor S.A.
Dariusz Formela is a graduate of the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Gdansk. He also obtained an MBA diploma from the University of Bradford and Kozminski University.

Tomasz Karusewicz

A graduate of the University of Szczecin, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, specialization in business management. He also completed post-graduate studies at the Warsaw University of Technology, IT resource management at the Institute of Automation and Applied Computer Science, Executive Master of Business Administration at the French Institute of Management, as well as post-graduate studies in Data Science and Big Data in Management at Kozminski University.
He is also a certified internal auditor and is authorized to sit on supervisory boards of State Treasury companies.
He was, i.a., associated with the Ciech Group. He was the deputy director of the Ownership Supervision Office, and later a member of the supervisory board of Ciech S.A. He was also a member of supervisory boards in the companies of the Ciech Group, i.e. Zakłady Chemiczne Alwernia S.A. and Ciech Polfa Sp. z o.o.
He was also employed as the deputy director of the Foreign Investments Office (Business Development Office) at PZU S.A. Then he was associated with Telewizja Polska S.A., where he performed, i.a., the function of the director of the Audit and Internal Control Office.
Since 2016, he has been associated with the PZU Group again. He was a member of the management board of PZU Życie S.A. and the director of the PZU S.A. Group, where he supervised the Information Technology Division and the Operations Division.
In addition, he sat on the supervisory boards of, i.a., Enea S.A. with headquarters in Poznań, IKS Solino S.A. and Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów - Mościce S.A. (currently Grupa Azoty S.A.), ZWiK Sp. z o.o. and again served as a member and later chairman of the supervisory board of Grupa Azoty S.A.
In the years 2019-2022 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Agora S.A.
Currently, he is a member of the management board of Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych PZUW.

Tomasz Sielicki

He worked in the Sygnity S.A. (formerly ComputerLand S.A.) since the company's inception in 1991. From 1992 to 2005, he served as the President of the Management Board, later for 2 years he served as the President of the Sygnity Group (formerly ComputerLand Group). He is considered to be the founder of the company's success.
Moreover, he is, i. a., a member the Information Society Development Foundation, a board member of Gessel Foundation for the National Museum in Warsaw and Supervisory Board member of Ovid Works S.A.

Ph.D. Andrzej Szlęzak

Of Counsel in Sołtysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak (SK&S) law firm (formely Senior Partner). Andrzej Szlezak joined Soltysinski, Kawecki & Szlezak shortly after its founding in 1991, in 1993 he became a partner. Since 1996 till 2015 he was a senior partner. In SK&S he was engaged in legal services in a number of privatizations and the restructuring processes of various sectors of Polish industry and banking. He supervised numerous merger and acquisition projects, participated in greenfield projects, prepared a large number of transaction documents, and was the author of numerous legal opinions in the field of civil and commercial law. He is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Vice-President of the Council of Arbitration; frequently appointed as an arbitrator in disputes brought before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.

Andrzej Szlezak received his master's degrees in Law and English Philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan. In the years 1979-1981, he was a trainee judge at the Regional Court in Poznan. Since 1979, he was a research worker in the Institute of Civil Law AMU, where he received his doctorate and habilitation degree in the field of civil law. In 1994, he was appointed professor of AMU until his departure from the University in 1996. Ph.D. Andrzej Szlezak was a scholarship holder of a number of foreign universities, including the universities of Oxford and Michigan. Currently, Ph.D. Andrzej Szlezak is a professor of the University of Social Science and Humanities (SWPS) in Warsaw. The author of numerous publications, including foreign ones, in the field of civil and commercial law.

Wanda Rapaczynski

Associated with Agora S.A. almost since its inception. In 1998-2007 and between 28 June 2013 and 12 March 2014 served as the CEO of the Management Board. Under her leadership, Agora grew into one of the largest and most best known media companies in Central and Eastern Europe. After resignation from the function of the Company's CEO she remained associated with Agora, as an advisor to the Supervisory Board until her appointment to the supervisory body. Member of Supervisory Board of Agora in 2009-2019.
She represented Agora S.A. in the European Publishers Council and the Polish Confederation of Private Employers LEWIATAN, where she was a member of the main board and a member of the supervisory board of the Polish Private Media and Advertising Employers Confederation.
In 1984-1992, she was the Head of New Product Development in Citibank NA in New York. Previously, for 2 years she was the director of a research project at the Faculty of Psychology at Yale University, and in 1977-1979 research fellow at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. Her professional career began as a psychology lecturer at universities in New York and Connecticut.
In years 2008-2018, she was a member of the supervisory board of Adecco S.A., a Swiss company operating internationally, specialized in recruitment services, where she chaired the Corporate Governance Committee.
For years she was a member of the Council of the Central European University in Budapest, where she chaired its Audit Committee. She was also a member of the International Advisory Council at the Brookings Institution in Washington for many years. Since 2002 she is a member of Polish Group in the Trilateral Commission.
In 1977 she received a Ph.D. in Psychology from City University of New York. A graduate of Yale University, School of Organization and Management, where in 1984 she received a Master of Private & Public Management.

Maciej Wiśniewski

Maciej Wiśniewski has 20 years of experience in investment management and investment funds. He successfully founded, developed and sold Investors Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A., which was one of the first private investment fund companies on the Polish market. Previously, he was associated with BZ WBK AIB Asset Management and LG Bank. He started his professional career at Raiffeisen Capital and Bank Millennium.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors in MacroEquity Global Investments SICAV, the investment fund with its seat in Luxemburg.
Maciej Wiśniewski graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Faculty of Finance at London Business School.

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