Supervisory Board

Gerry Byrne

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Graduate of Harvard Business School, Irish Management Institute and Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Professional background:

  • Santander UK Non-Executive Director with Banco Santander (since December 2017)
  • Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (2001 – 2011)
  • Managing Director of Central Eastern Europe Division, AIB Group (2009 – 2010)
  • Managing Director of AIB Poland Division (2001 – 2008)
  • Managing Director of ARK Life Assurance Company Limited, Dublin, Ireland (1997 – 2000)
  • A number of management roles with AIB Group, Ireland (1973 – 1997)

Since 2011, Chairman of Supervisory Board of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

 

José Luis De Mora

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

ICADE University graduate (degree in law and economics). He also holds an MBA degree from Boston College. José Luis De Mora is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Professional background:

  • Senior Vice President supervising financial planning and corporate development at Santander Group. José Luis De Mora is responsible for planning organic growth strategy, corporate acquisitions and Group’s expansion (since 2003).
  • Member of Supervisory Board of Sovereign Bank (2012-2015) and Supervisory Board of Santander Consumer USA (2012-2013)
  • Member of Supervisory Board of Santander Consumer (since November 2015)
  • Analyst with Merrill Lynch, responsible for Pan-European banks, including Spanish, French and Italian banks (1998-2003)
  • Analyst with Kleinwort Benson, responsible for Spain’s equity and banking market (1994 – 1998)
  • Between 1992 and 1994, José Luis De Mora worked for Corporate Finance in Daiwa Securities; and before that at the Bank of Spain.

Since 4 April 2011, he has been Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board; and since May 2017, Member of Nominations and Remuneration Committees of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

 

José Manuel Campa

Member of the Supervisory Board

José Manuel Campa holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Universidad de Oviedo, with degrees in Law and Economics.

Professional background:

  • Global Head of Regulatory Affairs (since 2015) and Global Head of Investor Relations (2014-2015) of Banco Santander. Previously, Professor of Financial Management and Economics.
  • Between 2009 and 2011, José Manuel Campa was Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Finance in Spain. He was Member of the Financial Stability Board, the Boards of the European Financial Stability Facility and the Economic and Financial Committee; he was Vice-President in a number of financial institutions. He served in the Expert Group chaired by Mr. Erkki Liikanen, evaluating policy recommendations on structural reforms for the European Banking industry.
  • He has also taught at the Stern School of Business of New York University and at Columbia University. He was Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. José Manuel Campa has also been a consultant to a large number of international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, and the European Commission.
  • He serves on the board of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) Europe; and previously served on the board of Bruegel, General de Alquiler de Maquinaria.

Since May 2017, Member of Nominations and Remuneration Committees of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

 

José Garcia Cantera

Member of the Supervisory Board

José Garcia Cantera holds an MBA degree from IE Business School.

Professional background:

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Banco Santander (since January 2015)
  • Head of Global Banking and Markets of Santander Group (2012-2015)
  • CEO of Banesto (since 2006)
  • Senior Vice President supervising Wholesale Banking Division of Banesto (2003)
  • Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board of Santander de Titulizaciones SGFT and Santander Investment SA
  • José Garcia Cantera has held senior executive positions at Salomon Brothers-Citigroup. He was Member of the Management Committee of Citigroup EMEA, and of the Board of Directors of Citigroup Capital Markets UK and Citigroup EMEA.
  • Latin America stock analyst (1995-2002). He was awarded the title of best analyst by e.g. Institutional Investor, Reuters, Extel and Global Investor.

Since April 2015, Member of Supervisory Board of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

 

Danuta Dąbrowska

Member of the Supervisory Board

Danuta Dąbrowska holds an MA degree from the University of Horticulture and Food Industry in Budapest. Since 1999, she has been member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. She has also completed the Advanced Strategic Management Programme at IMD, Switzerland, and “Best-In-Retail” Programme at Harvard Business School. Danuta Dąbrowska is the Founding Member of FINEXA (Polish Association for Financial Directors).

Professional background

  • Member of the Management Board, Vice-President, CFO for Eastern Europe, Pandora Jewelry CEE (2009-present)
  • Member of Management Board, Vice-President, CFO for Middle East and Africa in Panmeas Jewellery LLC (Pandora) in 2016-2018
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Herkules SA (2012 – 2017)
  • Member of the Management Board, CFO (for Eastern Europe and Middle East) ECCO Sko A/S (2004-2008)
  • CFO of TP Internet (France Telecom Group) (2002-2003)
  • Head of Financial and Business Control Department of Ericsson, Warsaw and Stockholm (1997-2001)
  • Audit Manager, Coopers & Lybrand (1993-1997)
  • Financial Assistant, Arthur Andersen & Co. (1991-1993)

Since April 2014, Member of Supervisory Board, the Audit and Compliance Committee (Committee Chairperson in 2016-2017), Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees (Committee Chairperson since May 2017) of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Independent Board Member

David R. Hexter

Member of the Supervisory Board

David Hexter is a graduate of Oxford University, with degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He holds an MA degree from University College of London (Law & Political Theory). He also holds an MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from Birkbeck College London and Queen Mary University of London.

Professional background:

  • Independent Director and Consultant to a number of commercial firms, banks and equity funds operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Vietnam and Greece (since 2004)
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1992 – 2004): Head of Financial Institutions Department (1992 – 1996). Deputy Vice President of Banking Department. Chairman of Equity Investment Committee, responsible for approval of all EBRD loans and projects (1996 – 2004).
  • He has held executive positions at Citibank N.A. in Luxembourg, Belgium, Greece, the UK, the US and Switzerland (1970-1992). He was appointed Senior Credit Officer in 1986. Between 1989 and 1992, he was Citibank’s Division Executive for Central and Eastern Europe, including oversight of its business in Poland.

Since April 2013, Member of Supervisory Board, Risk Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee (Committee Chairperson since May 2017) of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Independent Board Member

 

Witold Jurcewicz

Member of the Supervisory Board

Witold Jurcewicz graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Wrocław University, holds a Ph.D. in Legal Studies from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in the commercial law and the law on publicly traded securities.

Professional background:

  • Of Counsel at Biedecki Noerr Sp. k. (since 2016)
  • Partner in Daniłowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspólnicy Sp. k. (2012 – 2015)
  • Licensed legal counsel, International Partner at White & Case LLP (1996-2012)
  • Licensed legal counsel, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Warsaw, among others (1987 – 1993). Assistant Professor at the Institute of Justice of Warsaw, Ministry of Justice (1983), Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1984 – 1986).
  • Witold Jurcewicz has participated in numerous privatisation projects, representing both the State Treasury and the entities acquiring the privatised companies, including many foreign investors who are leaders in their industries. He has also been involved in numerous take-overs and mergers between private companies. He has been co-founder of the Code of Good Conduct under the auspices of the Securities Commission and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Witold Jurcewicz was Member of Supervisory Board in PLM Wielkopolska Huta Szkła S.A. in Gostyń (Rexam Szkło Gostyń) (2000-2003) and Stomil Olsztyn S.A. (2000-2003).

Since April 2011, Member of Supervisory Board, Member of Risk Committee (2011-2017), and since May 2017 Member of Audit and Compliance Committee, Remuneration Committee and Chairman of Nominations Committee of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Independent Board Member

 

John Power

Member of the Supervisory Board

Financial Consultant.John Power is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in financial services.

Professional background:

  • Chairman of Lelewela Enterprises Limited, which operates the Roche-Bobois franchise network in Ireland
  • Former General Director at Allied Irish Banks plc, key person in the development of the Capital Markets
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (since 1998)
  • Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (since 1997)
  • and Institute of Bankers in Ireland (1992)

Member of Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in Santander TFI (since March 2016). Member of Supervisory Board, Chairman of Audit in BZ WBK Asset Management S.A. (2009 – March 2016). Member of Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in Dom Maklerski BZ WBK S.A. (2009 – 2014). Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of Audit Committee in Bulgarian American Credit Bank (October 2008 – July 2011).

 

Jerzy Surma

Member of the Supervisory Board

Jerzy Surma is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology (Faculty of Computer Science and Management). He holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from the Wrocław University of Economics. Jerzy Surma also completed the IFP programme at IESE Business School and an Executive Programme at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Professional background:

  • Academic staff member at Warsaw School of Economics (since 2006). At present, he is Associate Professor in Collegium of Economic Analyses at Warsaw School of Economics. Head of Post-graduate Business Intelligence and Cyber-security Management Studies at Warsaw School of Economics.
  • Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School and University of Massachusetts (2011 – 2014)
  • Mem of Supervisory Board of Kęty Group (since 2008)
  • Director in charge of Business Consulting IN IMG Information Management Polska where he was responsible for the implementation of Business Intelligence systems, re-engineering business processes, IT advisory, among others in the telecommunications and production sectors as well as in the retail chains (2002-2006).
  • Head of Software Development Department of T-Systems Polska (1999 – 2002)

Since May 2012, Member of Supervisory Board, Member of Audit and Compliance Committee, Remuneration Committee and Chairman of Risk Committee in Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Independent Board Member

 

Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha

Member of the Supervisory Board

Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha is a graduate of the Medical University of Warsaw and International Executive Program INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Professional background:

  • Member of Supervisory Board of Polpharma Group (since April 2017)
  • Advisor to President of Management Board of Polpharma Group (since October 2016)
  • Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha started her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1994 Since 1998 she worked for Sanofi Group, one of the leaders of the pharmaceutical sector. In years 2004 - 2015 she was President of Management Board and General Manager of their Branch in Poland.
  • For more than a decade she worked at the Institute of Cardiology in Anin where she was part of a team was the first in Poland to introduce a number of new techniques in the field of interventional cardiology. She was one of few woman experts in the field.
  • In 2005 -2012 she was Management Board Member of INFARMA, Employers’ Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies. In October 2012, she was appointed President of the Board. Acting as the management board member of the industry organization, Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha was responsible for activities leading to the adherence to the code of ethics and the transparency directive, protection of intellectual rights and promotion of innovation in Poland.

She is Member of INSEAD Alumni Club and was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

Since May 2014 she is Member of Supervisory Board, Member of Risk Committee, and since May 2017 Member of Nominations Committee, and Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit and Compliance Committee at Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Independent Board Member

 

All Members of Management Board and all Members of Supervisory Board of Santander Bank Polska S.A. comply with the regulations of the Banking Law Act of 29 August 1997 on restrictions on number of positions held in management boards and supervisory boards in other entities.

 
Santander Bank Polska S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw, al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa, registered by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division, set up under regulation of the Council of Ministers of 11 April 1988 on setting up Bank Zachodni in Wrocław (Journal of Laws of 1 July 1988, No. 21, item 142), registered under KRS number 0000008723, REGON 930041341, NIP 896 000 56 73, share capital of PLN 1,020,883,050 paid-up in full. Helpline: 1 9999 – fee as per the operator’s tariff.

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