REG-Bank BPH SA Candidates to the Bank Supervisory Board

Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:01pm EDT

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WARSAW, Poland--(Business Wire)--

Announcement No. 30/2008

Candidates to the Bank Supervisory Board

In connection with Announcement No. 24/2008 of May 13, 2008, Bank BPH has been
notified that at the Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2008 the following
candidates (CVs below) will be proposed for the Supervisory Board members:

1. Ales Blazek,

2. Peter Franklin,

3. Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz,

4. Denis Hall,

5. Leslaw Kuzaj,

6. Slawomir Mirkowski,

7. Des O'Shea,

8. Wieslaw Rozlucki,

9. Tomasz Stamirowski

10. Robert Stefanowski,

11. Dmitri Stockton.

Ales Blazek

Professional experience

CEE General Counsel, GE Money Bank

2007- present; Responsibility for legal support, compliance and government
relations in Central and Eastern Europe for GE Money businesses.

EMEA Deputy Countries Counsel, Citigroup

2004-2007; General legal support to Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in
EMEA. Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory,
Islamic Finance, Litigation, project management and new product development.

CE Division Legal Counsel, Citigroup

2002-2005; General legal support to the CE Division (Czech Republic, Hungary,
Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland). Management responsibility for a team of
23 lawyers in six different countries, with one direct report for each country.
Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory,
Litigation, project management and new product development.

Country Legal Counsel for Citigroup Czech Republic

2000-2004; General Counsel for Citibank a.s. Direct management responsibility
for a team of 7 professionals. Areas of Practice: General Banking and Finance,
Corporate M&A, Bank Regulatory, Litigation, project management and new product

Associate in White & Case, Prague Office

1996-2000 Areas of Practice: M&A, Restructurings, Debt Capital Markets and

Education: Charles University Law School, Czech Republic 1990-1996; Master of

Professional memberships: Czech Bar Association: since 2001.

Peter Franklin

Current role:

CFO, CFS Europe, London (5/06 onwards)

Previous GE roles:

CFO, Real Estate Europe, Paris (2002 to 2006)

CFO, GE Money Europe, Dublin (2000 to 2002)

Treasurer - Asia, Corporate Treasury, Hong Kong & Singapore (1992 to 2000)

Non-GE roles:

MD Capital Markets, ANZ Bank, Hong Kong (1987 to 1992)

Various roles in Sales and Capital Markets, The Chase Manhattan Bank NA, London
and Hong Kong (1979 to 1987)

Management Trainee, HSBC, London, Malaysia and Hong Kong (1975 to 1978)


The Peak School, Hong Kong

Dollar Academy, Scotland

Oxford University, England

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

Attorney at law (admitted to practice in 1992), managing partner of one of the
largest Polish law firms - GESSEL. Since 1999, arbitrator with the Arbitration
Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Member of the International Bar
Association. Beata graduated from Warsaw University's Faculty of Law and
Administration in 1989. Having gained experience with a number of other
organisations (Arthur Andersen, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Nabarro Nathanson, the
Parliamentary Committee for Economic Co-operation Abroad), Beata established -
in January 1993 - Beata Gessel - Attorney at Law. Since its inception, her firm
has grown to where it now employs over 30 lawyers specialising in different
fields of practice. Beata is the author of numerous publications and lectures
such as: Capital share in a limited liability company as a personal right
(Przegląd Prawa Handlowego, May 2008), Some remarks on conflicts of interests
involved where arbitrators are members of law offices lawyer teams [in:]
International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration at the Outset of the 21st
Century. The Commemorative Book to Honour dr hab Tadeusz Szurski (2008),
Aircraft Finance; Registration, Security and Enforcement (in the chapter on
Poland, Longman, 1991); Environmental Liabilities and Regulation in Europe
(International Business Publishing Limited, the Hague, 1993); Troubles with
Venture Capital (Home & Market, issue 2 - February 1999). Beata's main areas of
legal expertise include securities, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, and
arbitration. In the latest Rzeczpospolita daily ranking of law offices (April
2008) Beata was ranked as the best lawyer in mergers and acquisitions.
Recommended also by "Chambers Europe Legal Directory" (May 2008) as a leader in
Private Equity and as an expert in advising on M&A transactions. Since 2001,
Beata is listed in "Europaen Legal Experts" as a specialist in corporate and
commercial law. In "Private Equity 2004/2005 - Global Counsel Handbooks", she is
recommended as one of two lawyers in the private equity and venture capital
category. Since 1999, Beata has been an arbitrator for the National Chamber of
Commerce, and in 2005 she was chosen as Vice-President of the Arbitration Court
under the auspices of the Lewiatan Polish Confederation of Private Employers.
Since April 2004 Chairman of the Audit Committee in Polish Private Equity
Association. Since May 2008 member of a Leslaw A. Paga Scholarship Committee.
Being fond of modern art, she has established, together with the National Museum
in Warsaw, a foundation called Modern Art. Collection of the National Museum in
Warsaw, of which she is a vice-president. In her leisure time, she likes
mountain hiking in the Tatra Mountains and in Podhale.

Denis Hall

Denis has been in the banking industry since starting his career with Barclays
Bank in 1974. Most of his career he has been focused on Risk Management. From
1978 until 1985 working in private label credit cards he pioneered many of the
early developments in computerizing application processing and worked on some of
the first score systems to be introduced into the UK.

In 1985 he moved to Citibank. Initially working in their Diners Club business he
managed all the different aspects of the credit cycle. From 1988 he helped the
bank to build the Citibank Credit Card business in Europe. In 1998 he was
appointed to the Management Board (Vorstand) of Citibank Privatkunden AG in
Germany where he was responsible for Risk Management, Sales Finance and
Premises. In 1999 he took up the position of Chief Credit Officer for Citibank's
Europe Middle East and Africa division in Brussels. In this position he
supervised the build up of Citibank's operation in Eastern Europe.

In 2001 he moved to Deutsche Bank to be the Chief Risk Officer for their retail
operations. In this role he was the architect of their Retail Risk Management
Organization and Process. He served on the Management Board (Vorstand) of
Deutsche Bank Privat und Geschaeftskunden AG. Here he held global responsibility
for Risk Management in the Retail Bank with over 2200 risk professionals in his
area of responsibility.

In October 2007 Denis joined GE Money Bank, initially as Chief Risk Officer for
the EMEA region and since January 2008 as the Chief Risk Officer globally for
Banking and Regulatory.

Leslaw Kuzaj

Graduated from Krakow School of Economics in 1976.

In the early 80's, Kuzaj joined Krakow Industrial Society, a think-tank working
on economic reform and privatization in Poland. In 1988, he co-founded one of
the first private banks in Poland, initially known as KTB and transformed later
into First Polish-American Bank.

He served as Commissioner of the US-Poland Action Commission (foreign investment
and NATO issues), Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC.

1990-1992 - President, Consolidated Ventures International, a Polish-American jv
which worked with various North American venture capital groups on real estate
and air transportation projects.

Since 1992 in General Electric Company/ USA as National Executive (Country
Manager) in Poland.

In 1996 joined Board of Directors of GE Capital Bank in Poland.

From 1998 until 2006, Director of Supervisory Board of GE Capital Bank and
Polish-American Mortgage Bank. Director of the Executive Board of Expander Sp. z
o.o. and GE Investments Poland Sp. z o.o.

In 2002 nominated GE Regional Executive, Central Europe.

Slawomir Mirkowski

Born in 1971 in Poznan.

Master of science (economics); graduate (,,summa cum laude", 1994) of Poznan
University of Economics; specialization in management. Diploma of Financial
Controller - School of Controlling in Katowice (1999).

Statutory auditor - chartered and certified from 2001; authorized to audit
financial statements (reg. no. 9639/7208). Member of the National Chamber of
Statutory Auditors in Poland. Member of the Association of Accountants in

Member of The National Council of Statutory Auditors; member of the Organization
Committee and the Professional Standards Committee of the National Council of
Statutory Auditors.

He gained professional experience as a consultant in management in a consulting
company. Afterwards as financial controller he was responsible for the liquid
petroleum gas segment (LPG) of BP Gas Poland. He has been employed by HLB
Frackowiak i Wspolnicy Sp. z o.o. in Poznan since 1994. During 2001-2003 he was
the Director of the Business Advisory Services Department in HLB, where he
managed projects of business valuation, implementation of cost accounting
systems, implementation of accounting and internal control systems.

He is a shareholder of HLB Frackowiak i Wspolnicy Sp. z o.o. and PWB Sp. z o.o.
and a member of the Supervisory Boards of these companies. He is a Partner in
the Audit Department of HLB Frąckowiak i Wspólnicy Sp. z o.o. He is responsible
for audits of unit and consolidated financial statements, assurance services
during public offerings and business restructurings, projects of implementation
of accounting and internal control systems, and implementation of International
Financial Reporting Standards. He was in charge of projects - among others - for
companies from the ,,Rzeczpospolita list of 500 biggest Polish companies" or
listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange: Zakłady Chemiczne Police, Zakłady Chemiczne
Zachem, EnergiaPro Koncern Energetyczny, PKN Orlen, Huta Stali Częstochowa, WSK
PZL Rzeszów (UTC Corp.), Famur Group, Apator Group, Cantoni Group, Gedia Poland,
Jago, Koelner, Liberty Poland, Polomarket, PERN Przyjaźń, Polskie Górnictwo
Naftowe i Gazownictwo, Piotr i Paweł Group, Atlas Group, Pratt & Whitney.

He specializes in financial and management accounting. Author or co-author of
publications on accounting and auditing. He gives trainings and presentations
for many companies and statutory auditors on accounting, auditing, initial
public offerings. He speaks fluent English.

Des O'Shea

Head of Global Partnerships, GE Money.

Des jointed in 1997 as part of the acquisition of Woodchester Investments plc.
He was appointed Chief Risk Officer for Auto Financial Services in Europe and in
2000 became Chief Risk Officer for GE Consumer Finance Europe.

In 2001 he was named Head of Business Development for GE Consumer Finance Europe
and over the subsequent 4 years led the business's M&A activities across Europe
which included acquisition and joint ventures in the UK, France, Germany, Spain,
Switzerland, Russia, Latvia and Poland. In 2005 he was appointed Chief
Commercial Officer for GE Money EMEA.

Prior to GE he worked both in Consumer Finance and Corporate Banking. In 2008
Des was appointed to his current role with responsibility for developing GE
Money's JV's and Partnerships globally.

He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.

Des received a B. Comm (First Class Honours) from University College Cork,

Wiesław Rozłucki

Dr. Wiesław Rozłucki graduated from the Foreign Trade Faculty of the Warsaw
School of Economics in 1970. He has a PhD in economic geography. Between 1973
and 1989, he worked as a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Between
1990 and 1994, he was an adviser to the Minister of Finance, a director of the
Capital Markets Department in the Ministry of Privatization and a member of the
Polish Securities and Exchange Commission.

Between 1991 and 2006 Dr. Rozłucki was the President of the Management Board of
the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He was also the chairman of the Supervisory Board of
the National Depository for Securities and a board member of the World
Federation of Exchanges and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges.

Dr. Rozlucki has been actively engaged in the corporate governance movement in
Poland. He is the chairman of the Programming Council of the Polish Institute of
Directors. He is also a member of supervisory boards of large public companies:
Telekomunikacja Polska, TVN, Polimex-Mostostal. He runs a strategic and
financial consultancy.

Tomasz Stamirowski

Born in 1968, Stamirowski is a graduate of Łódź University's foreign trade
department and the management department of the University of Grenoble (France).
He possesses many years of experience in financial institutions as well as a
very good knowledge of the corporate market, structural finance, and mergers and
acquisitions. He began his professional career in 1993 at the restructuring
department of Powszechny Bank Gospodarczy in Łódź. Since 1995 he has been a
member of the management board of the PBG Fundusz Inwestycyjny investment fund
(from 1998, Pekao Fundusz Kapitałowy). Since 2001 he has been the president of
the management board of AVALLON Sp. z o.o., a firm currently managing a private
equity fund and previously focused on capital transactions consulting. Since
2004 he has been the president of the management board of AVALLON MBO S.A., an
investment entity. His experience with financial firms is complemented by his
service as board member in the production companies Tolkmicko Sp. z o.o.
(produce) and ZWOLTEX S.A. (textiles). He currently serves on the supervisory
board of a number of companies (including publicly traded companies such as
ZETKAMA S.A., KFM S.A., Stomil Sanok S.A.; Masters S.A., Tonsil S.A., Bipromet
S.A). He has completed numerous specialist courses in finance.

Robert Stefanowski

President and CEO of General Electric Corporate Finance, EMEA. Based in London,
Bob has overall responsibility for GE's Corporate Finance activities throughout
the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. GE's products include
M&A Finance, Structured Finance, Asset Based Lending, Factoring and Transaction
businesses, Corporate Restructurings, Equity Capital, Distressed/Secondary
Investments, Mortgages, Private Wealth Management and other Capital Markets
Activities. As CEO, Bob manages $42 billion in assets, over 2,500 employees and
$600mm in annual net income.

Named to his current role in November 2006, Bob was appointed a Company Officer
of General Electric by the GE Board of Directors in April 2006. Bob is Chairman
of the Board of Directors of GE Heller Bank AG (Mainz, Germany) and GE Artesia
Bank NV (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and a member of the Board of Directors of GE
Facto France (Paris, France) and GE Corporate Finance Bank (London).

Bob graduated from Fairfield University, Cornell University's Johnson School of
Management and is a post-graduate of UPENN Wharton's Fellowship in Business. Bob
is an adjunct faculty member of New York University Stern School of Business,
University of Cambridge - Judge Business School and the London Business School
with a research focus on M&A and Private Equity. He has also lectured at the
undergraduate and graduate level at UPENN/Wharton, Yale University, University
of Chicago and Cornell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst,
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Management
Accountant. His first book: "Making M&A Deals Happen" was published by McGraw
Hill Publishing in February 2007.

Dmitri Stockton

Dmitri Stockton is President and CEO of the GE Money Central & Eastern Europe
business unit within GE Company. This unit has $26 billion in assets, $944
million in net income and approximately 17,000 employees.

Mr. Stockton joined GE in 1987 as a member of the Financial Management Program
and then moved to the GE Capital Audit Staff in 1989. He entered GE Commercial
Real Estate in 1991 where he held a series of Commercial Leadership roles,
ultimately rising to the level of Managing Director.

In 1997, Mr. Stockton was named Chief Risk Officer for GE Mortgage Corporation
where he led the risk management of a US based mortgage servicing unit and a
global mortgage insurance business. He was appointed Senior Vice President of
Marketing and Business Development for GE Mortgage Insurance in 1999 and a Vice
President of GE Capital in that same year.

In 2001, he became Chief Executive Officer for Capital Bank in Switzerland. In
2005, Mr. Stockton was promoted to lead GE Money's Central and Eastern Europe
business and was named a Vice President of GE by Chairman Jeff Immelt later that

Mr. Stockton is a graduate of the Financial Management program and holds a BS in
Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. He currently serves as a
Board Director for Garanti Bank in Turkey and is also a member of the GE Company
Europe Corporate Executive Council. Formerly, Mr. Stockton was a Board Member of
the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement Switzerland.


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