Composition of the Supervisory Board

Professor, habilitated doctor of economics, specialist, researcher and practitioner in accounting and corporate finance. Author or co-author of over 200 published monographs, scientific articles and academic textbooks. She has participated in several tens of scientific, research and commercial projects in business economics and organization, restructuring programs and financial plans. Academic lecturer at the University of Economics in Katowice and the Poznań School of Banking in MBA, doctoral, master’s and post-graduate courses in the following subjects: financial accounting, management accounting, financial analysis, financial reporting, consolidated reporting and controlling. She has extensive experience in educating young academics, having served as the promoter of holders of 25 Ph.D. degrees in economics originating from the academic community and economic practice.

Professor Halina Buk has served as a long-term member of corporate bodies in utility companies, an economic consultant in tens of projects implemented in various companies, including: Agencja Rynku Energii S.A., Kompania Węglowa S.A., PGG S.A., Koncern Energetyczny Energa S.A., Huta Łabędy S.A. and KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. She has received numerous distinctions, including: the Golden Cross of Merit, the Silver Cross of Merit twice, Medal of the National Education Commission and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

She meets the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

He has been an employee of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa since 1993, currently working as the Manager of the Investment and Renovation Department at KWK Borynia-Zofiówka. He completed the mining secondary school in Jastrzębie-Zdrój as an underground mining machinery and equipment technician. He graduated from the Catholic University in Lublin with a master’s degree in management and marketing. He also completed post-graduate studies at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (public procurement law and corporate project management), at the University of Silesia in Katowice (human resources management) and the Kraków University of Economics (MBA). He has completed a number of development courses and seminars, among others in quality management systems, the application of the public procurement law and controller education programs.

He was a Supervisory Board member of Centralne Zakłady Automatyki Hutnictwa S.A. in Katowice and Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego “Daszek” Sp. z o.o. in Jastrzębie-Zdrój. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of JSW S.A. as a representative of its employees since 2012.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Izabela Jonek-Kowalska, Ph.D. hab., Professor at the Silesian University of Technology. She graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice (faculty of finance and investments). She obtained her Ph.D. in economic sciences in management from the Silesian University of Technology’s Faculty of Organization and Management, and her post-doctoral degree (habilitation) from the AGH University of Science and Technology in technical sciences (mining and engineering geology specializing in mining economics). Currently, she is employed as an associate professor at the Silesian University of Technology’s Faculty of Organization and Management, where she is also the Head of the Economics and IT Department. For 10 years she served as Deputy Dean of the Organization and Management Faculty: for General Matters, for Science and Cooperation with the Social and Economic Environment, respectively. She received numerous awards for her academic, teaching and organizational activity.

For more than ten years she has been dealing with mining economics, running projects and preparing expert studies in cooperation with, among others: Kopex S.A., OT Logistics S.A., DB Schenker Poland, TAURON Wydobycie S.A., Energa S.A., Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A., Energokrak Sp. z o.o. (currently EDF Paliwa), Polska Technika Górnicza S.A., the former Kompania Węglowa S.A. and Katowicki Holding Węglowy S.A. as well as Deloitte Polska and Pricewaterhouse Coopers Polska. She is the author of over 300 works on management and mining economics, including many works published in renowned global scientific periodicals (TOP 10).

She meets the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Mr. Michał Rospędek is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. In 2009 he earned a master’s degree in engineering, majoring in Mining and Geology at the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection. He also completed post-graduate studies: “Drilling technologies in opening up deposits and geoengineering” at the AGH University of Science and Technology and an “Executive Master of Business Administration” degree at Collegium Humanum of the Warsaw Management University.

From 2008 to 2012 he was employed in Tauron Wydobycie S.A. at the Janina Mine in Libiąż as an underground geology specialist. From 2012 to 2014 he was an assistant documentation geologist in Linc Energy (Poland) Sp. z o.o. In 2015 he was employed in the Mining Department of the Ministry of Energy as a Chief Specialist.

Since 2018 he has been the Head of the Hard Coal Mining Division in the Mining Department of the Ministry of State Assets.

He has qualifications to perform activities as a mining geologist, inter alia in underground mines, certified by the President of the State Mining Authority.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. In 2004 he obtained a degree as a mining engineer majoring in automation and robotics. Since 2005 he has been associated with JSW S.A., initially working as an intern in the Power Engineering Department in the ICT Unit at KWK “Pniówek”. He is currently employed as a senior foreman for ICT and automation equipment. He has completed numerous specialist courses and, among others, he passed an exam for candidates to become supervisory board members in State Treasury companies. He also holds the qualifications of an internal auditor.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Ms. Jolanta Górska has a Ph.D. in economics from the Finance Institute of the Academy of Finance in Warsaw. She graduated from the Higher School of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw majoring in finance and banking. She also completed post-graduate studies at the Academy of Finance in Warsaw in research methodology in economic sciences, the Warsaw University of Technology in real estate valuation and the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in finance and banking.

She has obtained the Triple E European Foundation Certificate in Banking (EFCB 3E). She holds the professional qualifications of a property surveyor and qualifications to prepare valuations for the needs of securing bank receivables and a certificate confirming enterprise valuation qualifications. She passed an exam for candidates to become supervisory board members in State Treasury companies. She also completed numerous training courses, among others on the valuation of businesses, the valuation of fair value, appraisal of real estate and property rights for revenue and tax purposes, valuation for the needs of securing bank receivables, appraisal of real estate located in mineral deposit areas, and many others.

Ms. Jolanta Górska has been employed, among others, in managerial positions in a governmental agency (ANR) and Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o. In 2006-2007 she was a lecturer in a master’s degree study program in public finance, local finance and tax systems. In 2017 she was a member of the Council for State Treasury Companies and State-owned Legal Persons. Since August 2020 she has been a supervisory board member of PKO TFI S.A. (Audit Committee member).

She meets the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Graduated from the Faculty of Mining at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. In 1988 he obtained a master’s degree in mining engineering. In 1999 he completed post-graduate studies in HR Management and Career Counseling at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He has worked in the mining industry since 1988. He started as an intern in the Mining Department in the Szczygłowice mine, where he subsequently worked as the Chief Mining Engineer.

Since 2003 he has been employed in the Ventilation Department. In 2005 he took on the position of Chief Ventilation Engineer – Manager of the Ventilation Department, which he still holds to the present. In 2015 he was appointed to be a member of the Mining Aerology Section at the Mining Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences in its Branch in Katowice for the term of office from 2015 to 2021. Co-author of articles on recognizing and fighting natural hazards in hard coal mining.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Professor of economics. He completed his master’s degree studies at the Main School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (currently, the Warsaw School of Economics) and his studies in economics in the United States at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is also a graduate in banking, finance and capital markets at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

He studied International Economics at RUCA in Antwerp and at the Free University of Berlin. Currently, he is serving as the Rector of the University of Warsaw in the 2020-2024 term of office. From 2016 to 2020 he was the Dean of the Department of Management of the University of Warsaw.

From 2012 to 2016 he was the Deputy Rector of the University of Warsaw responsible for research and cooperation. He has gained knowledge and experience working as the head of the International Business Relations Section in the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, head of the National Economy Unit, Director of the European Center at the University of Warsaw and Deputy Dean in charge of foreign cooperation in the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. He is a visiting professor at over ten international universities. He is a lecturer in France, the UK, the United States, Russia, China and Korea. External Reviewer in registration and conferment procedures at the University of Cambridge, the Post-graduate School of Management, Grenoble, the University of Zululand, RSA. He has served in the following capacities: advisor to the Prime Minister, advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, member of the NewConnect advisory committee working for the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, member of the NBP Foundation Council and chairman of the NBP Scientific Council. Over the years he has served as a supervisory board member in the following companies, among others: PTE WARTA S.A., PKO BP S.A., PZU S.A., Bank Millennium S.A., Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EUROLOT S.A.Professor Nowak has distinguished himself through his commitment to public activity.

He is a committee member of the “Teraz Polska” Award and President of the Central Management Board of the Academic Sporting Association. Previously, he was a member of the National Development Council working for the President of Poland. He has received many awards and distinctions, including the Minister of National Education’s Award for his book entitled Integracja europejska. Szansa dla Polski? (European Integration. An Opportunity for Poland?) and his book entitled Banki a gospodarstwa domowe – dynamika rozwoju (Banks and Households – the Dynamics of Development) and the Rector’s Award for scientific achievements (conferred every year since 1997). He has also participated in many scientific organizations and program boards of periodicals, among others as a member of the editorial board of the Foundations of Management, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, the Yearbook on Polish European Studies and Mazovia Regional Studies, member of the Program Board of Gazeta Bankowa and a reviewer at PWE S.A. in Warsaw. He publishes in Polish, English, German and Russian.

In December 2018 he became a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Beijing University joining 22 outstanding economists from across the world including four Nobel Prize winners.

He meets the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Professor of technical sciences and a graduate of the Faculty of Mining and Geology at the Silesian University of Technology. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of the Central Mining Institute. He joined the Central Mining Institute in 1991, where in 2003-2015 he headed up the Mining Technology and Roof Support Department. He is a recognized expert in mining and engineering geology. In his scientific and research work, he deals with issues related to underground mining of hard coal seams, in particular the selection and design of mining roof supports, forecasting of longwall roadway deformations and reconsolidation of goafs. He has authored and co-authored several monographs and approximately 200 publications in renowned national and international journals in which he has published his research findings. He co-authored more than 70 applications for the recognition of inventions and utility designs, which have won a number of awards and distinctions in various national and international contests.  Professor Stanisław Prusek has headed up multiple teams appointed under the auspices of the Central Mining Institute in a variety of national and international projects that have cooperated with research centers in Europe and across the world. He personally performed a number of research and service assignments commissioned by hard coal mines and mining support companies. In 2010, Professor Prusek received the Witold Budryk Memorial Award for Scientific Achievements granted by the 7th Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2013, he received the A.M. Terpigorev Memorial Medal granted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and, in 2015, the Gold Medal of the National Mining University in Dnipropetrovsk.

He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress and a member of the Presidium of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Risks in Mines in the field of excavation roof supports and roof fall hazards operating in the State Mining Authority (WUG). He is a visiting professor at the Henan Polytechnic University in China.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology where he earned a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree specializing in mining and drilling machinery and equipment. He has been associated with JSW S.A. since 2007 where he works as an inspector in the Material Logistics Unit. In 2008, he was transferred to KWK Zofiówka where he acquired professional experience in the shaft division working in the following positions: specialist, mining technology inspector, supervisor and shift foreman. Currently, he is employed as a senior foreman responsible for supervising underground investment projects. He has completed numerous training sessions and courses, including a course for candidates to become supervisory board and management board members in companies. In 2017 he passed an exam for candidates to become members of supervisory bodies before an examination commission in the Prime Minister’s Office.

He does not meet the criteria of being independent referred to in principle II.Z.4. of the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.