In a statement, the Orange Group says that it will propose to the supervisory board of Orange Polska to appoint Bruno Duthoit as his successor.
At the same time, it will also propose Witucki as the chairman of the supervisory board of Orange Polska, subject to the approval by Orange Polska shareholders and members of its supervisory board.
Witucki will take over the chairman position from Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, who has announced his intention to resign as chairman.
Orange Group will also propose Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski as a vice-chairman of the supervisory board of Orange Polska.
Commenting on the succession, Benoit Scheen, Orange Group’s executive VP for operations in Europe (excluding France) said: “We acknowledge and understand the decision of Maciej Witucki to step down, after serving nearly seven years as the CEO of Orange Polska.
“We will propose Bruno Duthoit as the new CEO in Poland as his broad international experience, as well as good knowledge of Poland and its telecom market, make him the best candidate to become Maciej’s successor. We are fully confident that Bruno and the management team in Poland will successfully execute the strategy of Orange Polska.
“We will be pleased to propose Maciej as chairman of the supervisory board in Poland, as his experience and advice will be of great benefit to the company and its shareholders.
“We wish to express our gratitude to the outgoing chairman of the supervisory board of Orange Polska, Professor Kozminski, who has ensured an excellent supervision of the company by its board for many years.”