Roman Szwed moves to Supervisory Board and takes up the position of its Chairman
On June 23rd, 2021, there was a change of the person managing the Atende Group, which constituted the culmination of the succession plan. Marcin Petrykowski replaced Roman Szwed as the President of the Management Board of Atende S.A. Having previously resigned from the function of the President of the Management Board, Roman Szwed joined the Supervisory Board and was elected its Chairman.
– I welcome the decision of the Supervisory Board with unreserved joy, pride, but also a high degree of humility. Atende is one of the leading technology companies in Poland, with an unprecedented track record in advanced IT projects. The company’s roots are related to the provision of pioneering Internet access services. Today, the Group specialises in modern digital services, IT integration and commercialisation of proprietary software solutions. Given the progressive digitalisation, accelerated digitalisation, migration to the cloud, development of IT outsourcing and smart power engineering, I see immense opportunities for the Group’s further dynamic development. In the face of these trends, my main objective is to increase our ability to deliver digital solutions to our customers faster, as well as to further expand the portfolio of innovative products of the Group – said Marcin Petrykowski.
The change in the position of the President of the Management Board resulted from a mature succession plan. On June 7th, the President of the Management Board of Atende S.A., Roman Szwed, made a statement of his intention to resign from his function in the Management Board by the end of June 2021, and at the same time, he expressed his will to continue to support the company as a Member of the Supervisory Board. Roman Szwed recommended Marcin Petrykowski to act as the President of the Management Board, who, in his opinion, would ensure the highest level of management and continuation of the emphasis on growth, development and strengthening of the Capital Group’s operations. At the same time, according to his announcement, Roman Szwed stood as a candidate for a Member of the Supervisory Board and was co-opted onto the Supervisory Board upon its approval, and then elected as its Chairman.
– Given the current strong market position of Atende and the positive outlook for the IT industry, I believe that Marcin Petrykowski is an excellent person to ensure smooth succession and takeover of the company’s helm. As a seasoned and proven manager with, on the one hand, a business vision and, on the other hand, extensive experience in global organisations operating in B2B markets, he is well prepared to navigate the Atende Group through the new challenges posed by foreign markets – said Roman Szwed, the long-standing President, founder and main shareholder of Atende. – At the same time, the function of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board gives me the opportunity to continue my close relationship with the company. I believe that the changes made will strengthen the company in its efforts to enjoy even more significant market power – added Roman Szwed.
Roman Szwed resigns from the position of the President of the Management Board of Atende after 30 years of managing the ICT operations, starting from ATM s.c., then ATM Sp. z o.o. transformed into ATM S.A., and then – after separating in 2012 the system integration part and portfolio companies to ATM Systemy Informatyczne S.A. – managing this newly formed listed company which changed its name to Atende S.A. in 2013.
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