Appointments to Grupa LOTOS Management Board of tenth term of office

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General 2018-05-18
Appointments to Grupa LOTOS Management Board of tenth term of office

The Supervisory Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. closed the procedure to select members of the Company’s Management Board. Mateusz A. Bonca was appointed President of the Management Board. Jarosław Kawula and Patryk Demski will also join the Management Board of the tenth term as of May 22nd.

Mateusz A. Bonca, who previously served as President and Vice President for Finance, was appointed President of the Management Board. Jarosław Kawula was reappointed as Vice President for Production & Sales. Patryk Demski was appointed to the Management Board of the tenth term as Vice President for Investment and Innovation.

These appointments will be effective from May 22nd.


Mateusz A. Bonca served as Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. of the ninth term from June 1st 2016. In 2016–2018, he was responsible for Strategy and Development, and from March 2018 – for Finance. By the Supervisory Board’s decision, he served as President of the Management Board from March 19th 2018.

Mateusz A. Bonca, born in Gdynia, is a leader with multiple years of international experience in management and strategic advisory for leading industrial and financial companies in Europe (including Poland), Africa and the Middle East.

Between 2012 and 2016, he worked in Frankfurt am Main as Director at Deutsche Bank AG (most recently – Director at Group Management Consulting). Earlier (2010-2012) had been employed as manager at Peppers and Rogers Group Middle East in Dubai, and between 2004–2010 at McKinsey & Company as consultant and senior consultant with projectexperience in numerous countries.

Outside Poland, Mateusz A. Bonca developed and implemented strategic changes in a number of corporations in the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Belgium, South Africa, Turkey, and other countries. He supervised global projects and coordinated teams working simultaneously on several continents.

A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (2004), he also studied at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Holds a PhD degree in Economics (with honours, from ALK 2009). Has authored publications and papers delivered at international conferences. Completed courses for Financial Analysts, Securities Brokers, etc.; and also undertook numerous specialist training courses at McKinsey & Company, and in-house management trainings at Deutsche Bank AG. He was an intern at Deloitte & Touche and MARSH.

He is fluent in English (as a holder of an International Baccalaureate Diploma, and having worked for multiple years exclusively in that language). In addition, he has a good command of German (having worked at DB AG in Frankfurt am Main), and has mastered the basics of Arabic – both standard and Moroccan dialect (language courses at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez, Morocco; studies at Al Akhawayn in Ifrane, and several years of workexperience in the Gulf countries).

Member of the Strategic Management Society; Council of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry and European Refining Technology Conference Advisory Board. Member of the Law and Justice Party’s Programme Board. Nonpartisan.


Jarosław Kawula has been Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. since January 12th 2017, previously serving on the Management Board of the ninth term. Initially, he was in charge of Refining, and since March 2018 – in charge of Production&Sales.

Mr Jarosław Kawula holds Master of Science in Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemistry degrees from the Gdańsk University of Technology (the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Management and Marketing). He also holds an MBA degree from the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development. Since beginning of his professional career, Mr Kawula has been working for Grupa LOTOS S.A.’s Gdańsk refinery, holding management positions connected with crude oil processing and production control.


Patryk Demski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.  Since 2014 he has served as Mayor of the Pelplin Municipality. Member of the council of the Polish Tourist Organisation since 2018, and member of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk since 2017. From 2006 to 2014, Mr Demski was Deputy Branch Manager, acting Deputy Branch Manager, and Chief Specialist at the Gdańsk field branch of the Agricultural Property Agency. In 2011-2014, he served on the Supervisory Board of Zakład Gospodarki Mieszkaniowej Sp. z o.o. in Tczew. In 2006, Mr Demski was Deputy Director of the Pomeranian Governor's Office in Gdańsk.   

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