Board of Directors Play Communications S.A.
Chairman of the Board
Ioannis Karagiannis has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He has been working for companies in the Tollerton group since 1994, and has served as a manager there since January 2010. He also serves as a member of the supervisory board of 3GNS sp. z o.o. which is part of the Group. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Retail World S.A. and Olympia Group S.A. Prior to that, he served as CEO of the Germanos Group from December 2001 to December 2010. He received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the University of Bradford.
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Andrzej Klesyk has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He has also served as CEO of Powszechny Zaklad Ubespieczen SA in 2007‑2015. He is a former partner of Boston Consulting Group, Warsaw, CEO of Bank Inteligo, Warsaw and a partner of McKinsey & Co, London. Between 1989 and 1990 he worked in the Ministry of Economic Reform. In 1991, he left for the U.S. and worked for Kidder, Peabody, Coopers & Lybrand in New York. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in Economics from Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski, Poland. He is a member of the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board, a member of the Geneva Association, on the Board of Trustees of the National Museum, Warsaw and on the Program Board of the Institute of Public Affairs.
Vasileios Billis has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He has also served as a member of the supervisory board of 3GNS sp. z o.o. which is part of the Play Group. Since April 2013, Mr. Billis has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Systems Sunlight S.A., a company in the Olympia group. Prior to holding that position, he served as a director and board member for Olympia. He received an MBA from INSEAD (France) and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Mr. Rouben Bourlas, has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board on July 25, 2018. Mr. Bourlas started his career in strategy consulting in New York and then moved to London as Commercial Director at the EasyGroup of Stelios Hajiioannou. He was CEO of Public retail stores until 2015 when he became the CEO of Westnet Distribution. Since February 2018 he is the CEO of Olympia Group. Mr. Bourlas holds a bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in New York, as well as an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.
Serdar Çetin has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He is a Partner at Novator and is responsible for sourcing, managing and exiting investments at Novator. He has served on the supervisory board of Play since July 2007 and 3GNS sp. z o.o. since October 2008. He also served on the Management Board of Play between July 2005 and October 2006. In addition he is a member of Play’s audit committee. He is also a director of WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile) and AASA Global. Mr. Çetin has significant investment experience in the telecommunications sector. He has advised on telecommunications investments in a number of countries including Greece, Turkey, Poland and the United Kingdom. He was a board member at Turk.net, a Turkish altnet from February 2007 until April 2013. Prior to joining Novator in 2004 Mr. Çetin worked at Merrill Lynch investment banking and BNP Paribas. Mr. Çetin holds an Msc in Management (Grande Ecole) from HEC School of Management in Paris and BSc in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He is fluent in English, Turkish and French.
Dominik Libicki has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board on October 8, 2019. He has over 25 years of experience within the TMT sector. Most recently he was member of the Management Board and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Kulczyk Investments S.A. Previously he has been serving as President and CEO of Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. for 13 years. He held a position of a Vice President of the Management Board of Polkomtel and a member of the Supervisory Board of Telewizja Polsat. He was the President of Private Media Employer Union operating as a division of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers, “Lewiatan”. Mr. Libicki holds Masters Degree in Environmental Protection Faculty from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
Bruce McInroy has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He is a partner of Novator, a London based private equity advisory firm, which he joined in 2004. His primary role is sourcing and deal execution, both entries and exits, as well as active involvement in portfolio companies. He has been with the Play Group since its inception in 2005, serving on the supervisory board, and acting as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has also served as a member of the supervisory board of 3GNS sp. z o.o. since 2008. He has significant investment experience, including Novator’s investment in Tradus (formerly QXL), the leading internet auction business in Poland and the region, acting as board member, member of the Audit Committee and interim Chairman in 2006/07. He takes an active role in managing portfolio investments, particularly in telecommunications and has been member of the boards of directors of Netia (Poland), Turknet (formerly NetOne, Turkey), Bulgarian Telecoms Company (now Vivacom), Forthnet (Greece) and Be* Unlimited (UK). He is also a director of WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile), and AASA Global. He has an active role in the Audit Committees at Netia, BTC and Forthnet. He has over twenty years’ experience in both developed and emerging markets with a primary focus on telecommunications & technology and related sectors. Prior to joining Novator, he gained wide ranging telecommunications experience: in industry with BT, in equities research with ABN Hoare Govett and latterly in investment banking with Deutsche Bank and with Merrill Lynch. Bruce received an MA degree in Computer Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Andrzej Olechowski has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. Dr. Olechowski is also Chairman of the supervisory board of Bank Handlowy and has been a Director of Euronet since 2002. He also sits on the International Advisory Boards of Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds. Since November 29, 2016, he has served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). He is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995 and Minister of Finance in 1992 and was a candidate in the 2000 and 2010 Presidential elections in Poland. Dr. Olechowski studied at the Central School of Planning and Statistics where he received a Ph.D in economics and he has been a professor at Vistula University since 2011 and has authored of a number of publications on international trade and foreign policy.
Patrick Tillieux has been appointed a member of the Issuer’s Board of Play Communications SA on June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. He is the managing partner of his own asset management company Pambridge Ltd, London. He has worked in the television industry for more than 25 years. He is the former CEO and board member of broadcast technology company Red Bee Media in London. He also served as COO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG in Munich from 2007 to 2009 and CEO of SBS Broadcasting Europe in Amsterdam, which he joined in 2001. Before that he served as Managing Director of Canal+ in the Netherlands and CFO of RTL Netherlands. He started his career at Bouygues SA in Paris in 1981 and held senior positions in its broadcast operation TF1 and Eurosport, which he helped set up. Mr. Tillieux is also member of the supervisory boards of České Radiokomunikace in Czech Republic, Towercom in Slovakia and Brussels Airport in Belgium. He holds a MSc of Civil Engineering and a MSc of Industrial Administration both from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.