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Management


André Gerstner
President of the Management Board

Appointed on: 30 April 2014

Age: 40
Nationality: German

Studied at Technische Universitaet in Dresden. Since 2003 he worked for Preiss- Daimler Group Germany. In the same year he was appointed to the position of the Management Board member of PD Kabel-Technik- Polska Sp. z o.o. seated in Czaplinek, a member of the Preiss- Daimler Group. Three years he acquired the company as part of a management buy-out and on 31 August 2008 became its President. After Kabel-Technik- Polska Sp. z o.o. merged with Inter Groclin Auto SA (now Groclin SA) in June 2013, pursuant to the Supervisory Board’s decision he was appointed to become the Deputy President of Inter Groclin Auto SA.
In his work he focuses on building the organization within the Group and developing its strategy. Passion and developing a good team with motivated employees who trust each other are the most important things to him and his motto.

Barbara Sikorska
V-ce President of the Management Board

Appointed on: 22 September 2015

Age: 44
Nationality: Polish

Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Since 1997 she worked at Inter Groclin Trading and Inter Groclin Auto (now Groclin SA), gaining the experience in the automotive business. In 2009 she completed Executive MBA studies at Nottingham Trent University. In the same year she was appointed to the position of Sales Director and Member of the Board. Since the beginning of 2014 Barbara has been the Managing Director of the Seats Business Unit, within the Group.

She has significant experience in business strategy and planning as well as sales and supply chain management.


Michał Laska
Vice-President of the Management Board

Appointed on: 28 April 2016

Age: 35
Nationality: Polish

Michał Laska graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, majoring in materials science in 2006. A year later he took part in a student exchange program of the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Ulster. He conducted research in nano particles carbon fiber car interior upholstery elements.

Michał began his professional career in 2005 as a design engineer at TRW design office where he was responsible for designing driving wheels for cars. One year later he joined Bertrandt as the design engineer and was seconded to work for Ford UK to design car seats. In 2007 – 2010 he gained experience in car interior as the Project Engineer at McLaren. In 2010 – 2012 he was the Development and Sales Head at CAR Technology. Since 2012 he has been a co-founder and initiator of CADM Automotive, and its President; he is mostly responsible for the company’s development.

Piotr Wiśniewski
Vice-President of the Management Board
Appointed on: 25 kwietnia 2017
Age: 40
Nationality: Polish

2015-2016 – Harvard Business School graduate from the General Management Program; 2009 - PhD in Economic Sciences, Faculty of Management, Poznan University of Economics; 2004-2007 – PhD studies at the Poznań University of Economics; 1996-2001 – Master's degree at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń - specialization: Financial Management.

Since 2016 – Managing Director of DB77 Consulting (currently the President of DB77 Consulting), Lecturer at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń - the Polish-French Master's Degree Programme - financial analysis, Lecturer/Expert for ICAN Institute (Harvard Business Review Poland); 2011-2016 – CEO of the Maflow Group and Managing Director of Boryszew S.A. Maflow branch in Tychy; 2008-2011 – Managing Director of Boryszew S.A. Elana branch in Toruń, Member of the Supervisory Board of Złoty Stok Grupa S.A.; 2008-2011 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hutmen SA and HMN Szopienice S.A. responsible for the policy of Grupa Miedziowa Hutmen S.A.; 2007-2011 – Advisor to the Management Board of Boryszew S.A. and NFI Krezus S.A.; 2005 – Member of the Supervisory Boards in the following companies: Alchemia S.A., Hutmen S.A., Narodowy Fundusz Inwestycyjny Krezus S.A. (all 3 listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange) and Zakłady Metalurgiczne Silesia S.A., Huta Metali Nieżelaznych Szopienice S.A., Huta Aluminium Konin S.A., Izolacja-Matizol S.A., FŁT Łożyska Sp. z o.o., Boryszew ERG S.A., eCoffee Sp. z o.o., NPA Skawina Sp. z o.o., MSU S.A., Nadwiślana S.A., JPW-DGA sp. z o.o., Torlen sp. z o.o., Ostrana International GmbH (Vienna); 2005 – Private Practice of Tax Advisor (License No. 10281), 2005-2007 – Partner in the Legal and Tax Advisory Office NDW Sp. z o. o. in Toruń. Field of expertise: income tax and tax optimisation for international tax law and corporate valuation of companies.

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Piotr Gałązka
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Age: 60
Nationality: Polish
Graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. In his career he worked for, among others, the Polish Investment Company S.A., Business Management and Finance S.A. or BRE Corporate Finance S.A., where between 2002 and 2013 he was the President of the Management Board. Since October 2013 he has been self-employed running his own company styled Piotr Gałązka Doradztwo Transakcyjne, since 2014 he has also been a partner at Axelia Partners Sp. z o.o.

He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, was involved in numerous advisory projects such as privatizations, M&A, public offering. He supervised complex financial projects, complicated M&A transactions combined with arranging for financing. He advised state administrative authorities (the Ministry of State Treasury and the Ministry of Finance), Polish companies such as PKN Orlen S.A., Grupa Azoty S.A. and foreign investors, for example, Lafarge or Blu Circle.

Joerg- Holger Hornig
Member of the Supervisory Board
Age: 54
Nationality: German
Graduated from Elektroanlagen Heilmonn in Kleinmachnow in Germany. A master electrician, licensed by the Chamber of Industry and Trade in Potsdam in 1990. Then he became the Manager of the Sales Department of warning and signalling systems at Wandel & Goltermann in Eningen. Since 2002 he has been a managing partner at Signalconcept Hornig GMbH in Teltow, since 2008 he has also been a managing partner at Kabelconcept Hornig GmbH in Teltow.

Mike Gerstner
Member of the Supervisory Board
Age: 38
Nationality: German
Graduated from Technische Universitaet in Dresden, majored in transport and logistics. Since 2003 he has been self-employed and a managing director at Tennistown GmbH in Dresden..

Michał Głowacki
Vice- Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Age: 40
Nationality: Polish

Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of law and Administartion. A legal adviser since 2005, a memebr of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Poznań. In the years 2005- 2012 managing partner of the law firm Dittmajer Głowacki Awedyk Sp. k. Mr. Michał Głowacki is currently the managing partner in the low firm Głowacki Chilarski Sieklicki Sp. k. seated in Warsaw. Currently a member of the supervisory board of MBROKER NET Sp. z o.o., chairman of the supervisory board of CORIS LEX SERVICE Sp. z o.o., chairman of the supervisory board of TRIDROP Sp. z o.o.

Mr. Michał Głowacki advises on current matters to entities from the manufacturing, contruction, trade, insurance and finance companies- including those listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.


Wilfried Gerstner
Member of the Supervisory Board
Age: 68
Nationality: German
Graduated from University of Freiburg, he also graduated from the Mendeleev University in Moscow in ceramics engineering. He has been pursuing his professional career since 1973, among others, as development engineer, production manager and technical director in German and Polish companies. retired since 2013.