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Ireneusz Fąfara, president of Orlen. Who is the new president of Orlen?

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Ireneusz Fąfara became the new president of Orlen. Previously, he managed Orlen Lietuva, a Lithuanian company belonging to the Orlen Group, for eight years.

At the beginning of February this year, after six years, Daniel Obajtek said goodbye to the position of Orlen's president. His temporary successor – in accordance with the decision of the company's supervisory board – was Witold Literacki. At the same time, the qualification procedure for the president of the management board was announced.

As Orlen specified in Wednesday's announcement, Fąfara was appointed president for the joint term of office of the management board, which ends on the date of the Ordinary General Meeting approving the company's financial statements for 2025.

The company emphasized that Ireneusz Fąfara is an expert with excellent knowledge of the fuel sector and the challenges related to the energy transformation.

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Witold Literacki became vice-president for corporate affairs and first deputy president of Orlen.

Who is Ireneusz Fąfara?

In the years 2010-2018, Ireneusz Fąfara was the president of Orlen Lietuva, a company of the Płock concern in Lithuania. Since June 2020, he has been the president of 4Cell Therapies, a company from the medical industry.

Ireneusz FąfaraTomasz Paczos/FOTONOVA/EastNews

Fąfara was the president of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in 2007-2009. Moreover, in the past he also worked at Bank Energetyki SA in Radom and was a member of the management board for economic and financial affairs at the Social Insurance Institution.

He was also a member of supervisory boards, among others. Energy Market Agency SA in Warsaw, Kompania Węglowa SA, the PZU Group IT Center and the National Health Fund.

Fąfara is a graduate of the University of Economics in Krakow, specializing in International Economic Relations, and postgraduate studies at the Lodz University of Technology.

The Orlen Group is a concern with refineries in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, as well as a network of gas stations in these countries, as well as in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. It has an oil and gas extraction segment, a petrochemical segment and an energy segment, including renewable energy sources.

Main photo source: Leszek Szymański/PAP

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