Piotr Stępniak has a university degree. He graduated from the University of Guelph in Canada with a BA (Bachelor of Arts). He graduated from ESC Rouen in France with an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) title and an MSM (Master of Science in Management) title from Purdue University USA.
Mr. Piotr Stępniak gained knowledge and experience in management, successively working: (i) in 1985-1992 at Air Canada - Toronto, Canada, (ii) in 1992-1997 at PepsiCola Int'l, (iii) in 1998 in Bank Handlowy SA in Warsaw, (iv) in 1999-2000 as Development Director at ARMARK, Toronto, Canada, (v) in 2000-2001, as Marketing Director, and then - in 2001-2005 - Vice President of the Management Board at Lukas S.A. and Lukas Bank S.A., (vi) in 2005-2008, President of the Management Board of Getin Holding S.A.
Mr. Piotr Stępniak has many years of experience as a member of supervisory boards of many companies, including: (i) in the years 2003-2004 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Leasing Fund SA, (ii) in the years 2003-2007 - a member of the Supervisory Board of TU Europa SA, ( iii) in 2005-2006 - a member of the Supervisory Board of Getin Leasing SA, (iv) in 2005-2008 - a member of the Supervisory Board of Powszechny Dom Kredytowy we Wrocławiu SA, Getin Bank SA, and in 2006-2008 - Noble Bank SA, Carcade Sp. z o.o. (Russia), Open Finance SA, (v) in 2007-2008 - a member of the Supervisory Board of Prikarpattya Bank (Ukraine), (v) in 2006-2008 - a member of the Supervisory Board of Noble Funds TFI SA, (vi) in 2008- 2009 - member of the Supervisory Board of Fundusz Mikro Sp. Z o.o., (vii) in 2008-2018 - a member of the Supervisory Board of Skarbiec Asset Management Holding and Skarbiec Holding S.A. Currently, Mr. Piotr Stępniak sits on the supervisory boards of the following companies: Kruk S.A., BFF Polska S.A., Grupa Kęty S.A., a member of the Board of Directors of BFF Banking Group.
According to the submitted statement, Mr. Piotr Stępniak meets the independence criteria under Art. 129 sec. 3 of the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Oversight, from Annex II to the Recommendation of the European Commission 2005/162 / EC of 15 February 2005 on the role of non-executive or supervisory directors of listed companies and on the (supervisory) board committees and II.Z.4 of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016.