prof. Bogdan Szafrański

Member of the Supervisory Board of the PKO Bank Polski

An economist and Americanist, expert in strategic financial management, capital market, US politics and economy and Polish-American relations. He obtained a PhD in management science at the Faculty of Management of the Warsaw University and passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam at level 2.

A graduate of the University of California Irvine (UCI), where he obtained an MBA in finance from the Merage School of Business. Before that he studied at the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Foreign Trade of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). He also took a PhD course in economics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

He worked in California, USA for high tech companies, such as Digital Corporation, Advanced Photonics, Inc. ans Xsirius Superconductivity, Inc. He was a member and then the chair of the Supervisory Board of Polam Credit Union in Los Angeles (the Polish credit unions SKOK are based on the CU model).

Subsequently, he was President of the ZEM Celma S.A. Group, Vice-President for Finance and Administration of Kapsch Telecom Sp. z. o.o., Vice-President of the Management Board for Strategic Shareholder Cooperation at a telecommunications joint venture Energis Polska Sp. z o.o. (National Grid, Energis, PKP), Strategy and Development Director at Tel-Energo S.A., Vice-President for Finance of PKP Cargo S.A., advisor to the Management Board of Petrolot Sp. z o.o. for financial restructuring, and Management Board member for Finance and Business at PLK S.A.

In 1994, he passed the exam for candidates for supervisory board members, and since then he has been a member of a number of supervisory boards, including the supervisory boards of companies with the participation of the State Treasury (PFR S.A., Lotos Terminale S.A., ZEM Celma S.A., KWB Konin S.A., PKP PLK S.A.).

He carried out independent consulting activities at MetaStrategy Consulting in the area of strategic management, economic value added (EVA) management, valuation of enterprises and M&A consultancy.

Recently he has been a lecturer in finance at the Faculty of Management and the Centre for American Studies at the University of Warsaw and at the Lazarski University. He is a commentator of economic and political events in Telewizja Republika, TVP Info, TVN24 BiS, Radio Wnet, and author of articles on management, privatization and finance. A member of the Polish-US think tank Polonia Institute.

Independent Member of the Supervisory Board