Jacek Kunicki has been appointed the executive director in charge of finance at the Polish incumbent Orange Polska, effective March 31.
At the same time, Maciej Nowochonski is to evolve his responsibilities as a management board member and will now be in charge of carriers market and real estate sales.
He was previously in charge of finance and since February 6 also in charge of carriers market.
Orange Polska says that the decision to appoint Kunicki as an executive director follows a meeting of the supervisory board of Orange Polska which due to COVID-19 epidemic threat was held entirely remotely. The agenda of the meeting included voting on nomination of Kunicki as management board member. However, according to Polish law this vote could not take place, given the physical absence of the supervisory board members.
Commenting on the appointment, the chairman of the supervisory board of Orange Polska Maciej Witucki said: “Unfortunately circumstances forced today’s supervisory board meeting to be held remotely, which did not allow for a vote on the appointment of Jacek Kunicki to the management board. However, in the course of our discussion it was clear to me that the Supervisory Board intends to approve this nomination at the next in-person meeting. This nomination has my support also.”
Orange Polska CEO Jean-François Fallacher added: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Maciej and Jacek. For the past six years, Maciej has successfully steered Orange Polska’s finances through the implementation of our strategy and return to growth. He was also responsible for a significant acceleration of disposals of real estate as part of a transformation of the company’s assets. Maciej will now fully take over our wholesale operations, including the exploration of new business opportunities (e.g. Fibreco project). He will also continue to be responsible for real estate disposals. Jacek’s nomination as CFO is a natural internal succession that recognises his competences. For the past six years, as chief controller Jacek has worked very closely with Maciej and other board members, which ensures that the finance area will undergo a smooth transition. His previous experience in investor relations will be an additional asset in his new role. I am confident that our management board will be stronger as we design our new strategy.”
Kunicki has worked in Orange Polska since 2003, holding a number of managerial positions of growing responsibility within the finance area, in particular he was the director of investor relations from 2010 to 2014 and Orange Polska group chief controller from 2014. He is a supervisory board member of Networks! and Teltech entities (part of Orange Polska Group). Before joining Orange, he worked in the finance team of a telecom Energis Polska.