Maciej Leśny recommended as a candidate for a Member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank

Maciej Leśny recommended as a candidate for a Member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank

On 9 April 2004, BRE Bank was notified by Commerzbank AG, its strategic shareholder and partner, that Commerzbank AG will recommend Mr Maciej Leśny as a candidate for a Member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank SA in the election at the forthcoming General Meeting of BRE Bank (21 April 2004). The representatives of Commerzbank on the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank will recommend the election of Mr Maciej Leśny as Chairman of the Supervisory Board by the Members of the Board. Mr Krzysztof Szwarc, the outgoing Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank, will not stand – as he has said that before – at the election of the Chairman.

Mr Nicholas Teller, Member of the Commerzbank Board of Managing Directors, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe and for the corporate banking business (and Member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank) welcomed the possible election of Mr Maciej Leśny, an acclaimed expert, to the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank.

“Mr Maciej Leśny is one of the most acknowledged figures in the Polish public life, and he has vast professional experience. In addition, as a long-time Member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank, Mr Leśny knows the Bank better than almost anyone else. I am proud to say that we have managed to convince him to take on this important function. We hope that the recommendation will be supported by the other shareholders and the Members of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank where we will propose Mr Maciej Leśny as a candidate for the Chairman,” said Mr Nicholas Teller.

Mr Maciej Leśny served on the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank (as its Chairman and Member) in 1994–2001. Over the past three years, Mr Leśny was Undersecretary of State at the Polish Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Infrastructure; he resigned from the latter position in early April 2004.

“The prospect of Mr Maciej Leśny’s renewed close co-operation with BRE Bank is very good news. I have always appreciated Mr Leśny’s extensive experience and professional expertise which he contributed during his earlier successful work with BRE Bank. I am positive that his nomination as Chairman of the Supervisory Board will strengthen the role of the Bank on the Polish financial services market,” said Mr Wojciech Kostrzewa, President of the Management Board of BRE Bank.

Maciej Leśny - born on 6 February 1946, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of BRE Bank from March 1994 to December 2001. In 1969, he completed studies at the Economics Faculty of Warsaw University and has had more than 30 years of professional experience. This has included six years in the ship-building industry and eight years at the Electronic Computing Technology Works. He was employed for more than a dozen years by the state administration, including four years in the post of Under-secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Co-operation and subsequently at the Ministry of Economy. Recently he served as Under-secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure. He has done post-graduate study and attended training seminars at American universities – the University of Michigan and Chicago’s DePaul University. In 1992-1993, under a US government scholarship he studied at American University of Washington, DC. During that period, he completed a four-month traineeship at the World Bank and attended an International Monetary Fund training seminar. He is also a member of the Council for Applied Studies CESLA (Latin-America Studies Center).Kontakt dla mediów