Current Report no. 20 (2021)

26 may 2021

Appointment of the Management Board Member of Santander Bank Polska S.A.

The Management Board of Santander Bank Polska S.A. (the Bank) hereby informs that on 26 May 2021 the Supervisory Board of the Bank passed a resolution on appointing Mr. Lech Gałkowski for the position of Management Board Member of the Bank in charge of Business and Corporate Banking Division. Mr. Lech Gałkowski took up the position on 26 May 2021.

Lech Gałkowski is a graduate from the Warsaw School of Economics (Banking and Finance) and a scholarship holder from the Staffordshire University Business School.

In 2012, he joined Santander Bank Polska S.A. (formerly Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.). He is an experienced corporate and investment banker, but first and foremost he is a highly effective leader, with a strong teamwork focus as confirmed by high readings of employee engagement surveys and a continued growth of the income generated by the segment.

From 2012 to 2018, he headed the Corporate and Investment Banking Department. Next, after changes in the organisational structure, he was in charge of the Investment Banking Department (2018-2021), with responsibility for creating and implementing the vision for strategic cooperation with clients.

Since 2010, he has chaired the Supervisory Board of Telestrada S.A.

From 2008 to 2012, he was Management Board member in charge of Corporate and Investment Banking at RBS Bank (Polska) S.A. (formerly ABN AMRO Bank (Polska) S.A.)

In the years 2003-2007, he was the CFO and Proxy at Volvo Auto Polska Sp. z o.o.

From 1998 to 2003, he worked for ABN AMRO Bank (Polska) S.A. as a Senior Relationship Banker, Head of Automotive, Consumer & Healthcare Industries.

From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand Sp. z o.o. as a Senior Auditor responsible for the banking sector.

Lech Gałkowski does not conduct competitive business to that of the bank, does not appear in the Insolvent Debtors Register maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register of 20 August 1997, and meets requirements of the Banking Law Act of 29 August 1997.

Legal basis:
§ 5 item 5 of the Finance Minister's Ordinance of 29 March 2018 on current and periodic reports published by the issuers of securities and the rules of equal treatment of the information required by the laws of non-member states.