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The Management Board conducts the business of the Company and represents it externally. The duties of the Management Board include all those matters pertaining to the functioning of the Company which have not otherwise been assigned by law or the Statutes to the duties of other Company bodies. The Management Board operates based on prevailing law, the Statutes of the Company and the Regulations of the Management Board. The authority of the Management Board to pass decisions on the issuance or redemption of shares is statutorily limited. In accordance with §29 sec.1 point of 6 the Statutes of the Company, any increase in share capital or issuance of shares requires the approval of the General Meeting. The same holds true for the issuance of bonds. The Management Board of the Company does not have the authority to increase the share capital or issue the shares of the Company under conditions specified in art. 444-446 of the Commercial Partnerships and Companies Code.

The Management Board is comprised of 1 to 7 persons appointed for a mutual term of office. The term of office of the Management Board lasts three years. The number of members of the Management Board is set by the Supervisory Board, which appoints and dismisses the President of the Management Board, and at his request appoints and dismisses the remaining members of the Management Board, including those serving as First Vice President and as the Vice Presidents of the Management Board. The Supervisory Board appoints and dismisses the employee-elected member of the Management Board.


The composition of the Management Board and the segregation of duties amongst its Members from 1 January to 31 December 2011 was as follows:

  • Herbert Wirth – President of the Management Board
  • Maciej Tybura – I Vice President of the Management Board (Finance)
  • Wojciech Kędzia – Vice President of the Management Board (Production)




Herbert Wirth

Appointed as President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. on 20 July 2009. A graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Geology – Exploration, specialisation: geology of ore deposits and mathematical geology; holds a PhD in Science from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, and received the degree doctor habilitatus in mining and geological engineering from Wrocław University of Technology. Completed post-graduate Management studies in International Economics and Environmental Law at Wrocław University, and PMI-standard Project Management at George Washington University. Holds qualifications from the Central Office of Geology to conduct geological work on solid mineral deposits and from the Minister of Environmental Protection with respect to water-related legal procedures. He is a certified expert in preparing forecasts of the environmental impact of terrain management plans and in preparing environmental impact statements, and is a chief management system auditor for the standards ISO 9000, 14000, 18000 and OHSAS.

From 2002 to 2006 he worked in KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. as Director of the Department of New Businesses and Project Management. During the period 2006–2008 he was Vice President of the Management Board of one of the KGHM Group companies, KGHM CUPRUM sp. z o.o. – CBR. In April 2008 he became a member of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., in the position I Vice President for Production.






Maciej Tybura

Appointed as a Member of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. on 23 April 2008. Serves as I Vice President of the Management Board, responsible for finance, sales and hedging. During the period 2005–2008 worked in Wintech Production Group Sp. z o.o. as Vice President of the Management Board. Participated in numerous projects. A graduate of the Academy of Economics in Poznań, Faculty of Management, specialisation: Finance and corporate accounting. Completed post-graduate studies in Management through costs at the University of Business in Wrocław. Has sat on the Supervisory Boards of PIGO S.A.-MCC&Fagor Electrodomesticos Group and Dialog S.A., and is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PHP
„MERCUS” sp. z o.o.




Wojciech Kędzia

Appointed as a Member of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. on 19 November 2010. A graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Mining, specialisation: Underground deposit mining methodology. Holds a PhD in Economics. Completed post-graduate studies in Organisation and Management in free market economics at the Oskar Lange University of Economics in Wrocław, and post-graduate studies in Hydrometallurgy in the Faculty of Chemistry at Wrocław University of Technology. Received a diploma from the „Academy of Strategic Leadership” organised by ICAN and Harvard Business Publishing Polska. Since 1992 has been related with KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. as a Shift Foreman at the Rudna mine, and as a section head and senior foreman in the Rudna mine. In 2002 he came to the Head Office of KGHM, where he was appointed as a Section Head in the Department of New Business Ventures, followed by Executive Director, Department Director and General Director for Production.



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