GRUPA AZOTY
Major upheaval in management board / Donald Tusk's new Polish government drives change
Petrochemical and polymer group Grupa Azoty (Tarnow, Poland; www.grupaazoty.com) is seeing changes in top management. The company recently announced the removal of CEO Tomasz Hinc and his colleagues Mariusz Grab, Filip Grzegorczyk, Grzegorz Kądzielawski, and Marcin Kowalczyk, from their respective positions with immediate effect.

Impressive entrance, but pieces are moving behind the façade (Photo: Grupa Azoty)


Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, previously a member of the Azoty supervisory board, has been appointed as the new CEO. Marek Wadowski and Zbigniew Paprocki have been confirmed as members of the management board; both have been on the board of Grupa Azoty since May 2021.

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Just a few days before the major reshuffle, the supervisory board of the Polish company was also reconstituted. The reason for the massive personnel changes is the change of government in Poland – national-conservative PiS party was voted out of office in the parliamentary elections in October 2023. Since then, the new Polish head of government Donald Tusk and his liberal-conservative Civic Coalition (KO) have been endeavouring to fill the key positions in the state-controlled industrial groups. Former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his PiS party (with which President Andrzej Duda is also affiliated) are accused of having cobbled influential and highly remunerated management positions in the economy to politically compliant followers, thereby fuelling nepotism and corruption.
27.02.2024 Plasteurope.com [254777-0]
Published on 27.02.2024
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