10 April 2024

Changes on ORLEN Management Board

10 April 2024

On 10 April 2024, the Supervisory Board of ORLEN S.A. appointed Mr Ireneusz Fąfara to serve as President of the Management Board of ORLEN S.A., effective 11 April 2024.

Concurrently, the Supervisory Board appointed Mr Witold Literacki as First Vice President of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs, effective 11 April 2024, and recalled the delegation of Mr Ireneusz Sitarski, Member of the Supervisory Board, to temporarily perform the duties of Member of the Management Board of ORLEN S.A.

The Supervisory Board will resume its meeting on 16 April 2024.

On behalf of the Supervisory Board:

Wojciech Popiołek
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ORLEN S.A.

Michał Gajdus
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Supervisory Board of ORLEN S.A.

Ireneusz Fąfara

Ireneusz Fąfara is an expert with excellent understanding of the fuel sector and challenges of the energy transition. He has practical experience in managing both large organisations and multi-billion projects.

In his career, he was involved in the ORLEN Group (from 2010 to 2017). As CEO of ORLEN Lietuva, he reformed and restored the profitability of the Group’s Lithuanian refinery in Mažeikiai, and worked out agreements to settle years-long disputes over logistic issues. His other achievements included a significant increase in ORLEN Lietuva’s export sales. He has expertise in various aspects specific to the ORLEN Group’s business and processes.

Since the late 1990s, he has held top managerial positions at large companies, both public and private.

He has served as Member of the Supervisory Boards of Rockbridge TFI (2018–2024, resigned on the day of his appointment as President of the Management Board of ORLEN S.A.), PKO BP (2009–2010), LOTOS (2009–2010), Korporacja Ubezpieczeń Kredytów Eksportowych (2007–2009), Kompania Węglowa (2003–2005), the Polish National Health Fund (2005–2008), and the Energy Market Agency (1997–1998).

His credentials also include the roles of President of the Management Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (2007–2009) and Vice President of the Management Board of the Polish Social Insurance Institution ZUS (1998–2007). Ireneusz Fąfara is a graduate of the Kraków University of Economics.

Witold Literacki

Witold Literacki graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Silesia in 1994. In 2006, he completed an MBA programme at the Lublin School of Business, run in association with the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Witold Literacki is an expert in finance and taxes. For many years, his career has been closely linked to the fuel and energy industry. He has gained managerial experience in both foreign and Polish companies, including PKN ORLEN.

From 2022 to 2023, he served as Chief Financial Officer at PERN SA, following his role as Chief Financial Officer at Warszawskie Zakłady Mechaniczne PZL-WZM w Warszawie S.A. from 2020 to 2022. Before that, he led the Tax Office at PKN ORLEN S.A. from 2008 to 2020, and served as Tax Manager at RWE Stoen S.A. from 2007 to 2008. His career also included the role of Senior Tax Control Manager at Carrefour Polska Sp. z o.o. from 1999 to 2007, and a consulting position at Arthur Andersen Sp. z o.o. from 1997 to 1999. From 1991 to 1997, he worked as an inspector at the Tax Inspection Department of the Zabrze Tax Office.