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Witold Literacki named temporary ORLEN CEO

Polish energy company ORLEN announced on Tuesday evening (6 February) that Witold Literacki has been appointed as a Member and acting President of the ORLEN management board.

Poland’s Minister of State Assets appointed Witold Literacki to the ORLEN management board with effect from 6 February 2024. Subsequently, the ORLEN supervisory board appointed Mr Literacki as acting President of the company’s management board with effect from 6 February 2024.

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

At the meeting on Tuesday, the following members of the current supervisory board: Kazimierz Mordaszewski, Tomasz Sójka and Tomasz Zieliński were delegated to the management board for up to three months, until a new management board is appointed.

The new management board will be appointed following a competition-based recruitment process, ORLEN said in a press release. 

Previously, the supervisory board also removed Adam Burak, Krzysztof Nowicki, Robert Perkowski, Piotr Sabat and Iwona Waksmundzka-Olejniczak from the ORLEN management board.

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