- Oct 15, 2015
Changes in the Management Board of Alior Bank
Alior Bank informs that Mr Michał Hucał resigned as the member and Deputy CEO of the Management Board. At the same time, as of 14 October 2015, the Bank’s Supervisory Board appointed Ms Małgorzata Bartler and Ms Barbara Smalska to the Bank’s Management Board.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Michał Hucał for his long-term commitment and significant role in the creation and achievement of a significant market position by Alior Bank, for the effective building of the Development Division and his contribution to the success of key projects, in particular the development of cooperation with T-Mobile.” - said Wojciech Sobieraj, CEO of Alior Bank.
At the same time, as of 14 October 2015, the Bank’s Supervisory Board entrusted Ms Małgorzata Bartler and Ms Barbara Smalska with the positions of Deputy CEOs of the Bank’s Management Board. Ms Małgorzata Bartler will be responsible for development of human resources strategy supervising HR Division. Ms Barbara Smalska will manage Technology and Development Division. With the new appointments the composition of the Management Board has been enhanced by recognized managers and is one of the few management bodies in financial institutions where women predominate.
"Over the past year Małgorzata Bartler played a leading role in developing strategic human resources management solutions and in the integration of Meritum Bank and Alior Bank employees. I believe that with 20 years of experience Małgorzata Bartler gained in many industries, including telecommunications, her ideas and commitment, Alior Bank will remain a valued employer on the market, and simultaneously an excellent employees team that thanks to its motivation and skills will provide the highest quality of service to the Bank’s customers. " - said Wojciech Sobieraj, CEO of Alior Bank. I am convinced that up-to-date success and many years of Barbara Smalska experience in development and implementation of business strategies, management of product offerings and customer segments in the insurance sector, and her consulting experience with numerous projects executed in banking and telecommunications will contribute to the dynamic development of Alior Bank. Furthermore, I hope that thanks to her know-how Barbara Smalska will effectively support Alior Bank in the development of the cooperation with PZU. "- the CEO added.
Alior Bank Management Board members as of 14 October 2015:
- Wojciech Sobieraj – CEO,
- Małgorzata Bartler – Deputy CEO responsible for HR Division,
- Krzysztof Czuba – Deputy CEO responsible for Business Division,
- Joanna Krzyżanowska - Deputy CEO responsible for the Direct Sales Division,
- Witold Skrok - Deputy CEO responsible for Finance Division,
- Barbara Smalska - Deputy CEO responsible for the Technology and Development Division,
- Katarzyna Sułkowska - Deputy CEO responsible for the Risk and Operations Division.
Changes in the Management Board are also connected with the introduction of a new organizational structure of the Alior Bank’s headquarters.
Biographies of the new Management Board members
Małgorzata Bartler has over 20 years of experience in developing strategy and human resources management systems, gained in Polish and international companies in the following sectors: banking, telecommunications, brewery, entertainment and fuel. In addition to strategic planning, her qualifications cover a wide range of skills related to human resources management, including talent management and leadership development, succession planning, management by objectives and employee evaluation systems, training and development, recruitment and talent acquisition, employee engagement, employee relations, as well as change management and internal communications. Since 2014, Małgorzata Bartler has been HR Director at Alior Bank, where she was responsible for developing human resources management strategy based on three pillars: employee engagement, building the employer of choice position in the banking sector and implementing customer-oriented culture. In the years 2008-2014 she was HR Director of P4 - operator of the Play mobile network. Her work at Play has been repeatedly recognized with awards and distinctions, among others, three "Top Employers" certificates and "Best Employer of the Year" title awarded based on employees’ survey. Previously, she held the position of HR Manager at Żywiec Group and Multikino S.A. In both companies she implemented recruitment, training and talent development, compensation and benefits strategies, as well as internal communication. Her professional career started at Shell, where she worked in the years 1994-1998. She graduated the Faculty of Management at the Warsaw University and postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Barbara Smalska has 13 years of experience in development and implementation of business strategies and overall management of mass customer segment in the insurance sector and implementation of numerous consulting projects in banking and telecommunications. In the years 2013-2014 she was a member of the Management Board of PZU SA and PZU Zycie SA responsible for the mass customer segment of PZU Group. From 2008 to 2013 she was working for PZU as a Product Management Department Director and Managing Director for marketing and individual products in 2012-2013, responsible for various aspects of the Group’s retail and SME clients segment management, in particular: products, marketing, sales and CRM. In the years 2010-2012, she also held the position of Managing Director for Mass Sales. In 2002-2008, Barbara Smalska worked for the Warsaw office of The Boston Consulting Group, participating in numerous projects in financial services and telecommunication industries in Poland and the CEE region, in the areas of: business strategy and operating models, sales organization, reorganization and cost optimization. In the years 2006-2008, as a Project Leader and Principal, she managed strategic projects for the biggest Polish banks, insurance and telecommunication companies, mainly in the field of business and distribution strategy in the retail customer segment. Since September 2014, Barbara Smalska is a member of the supervisory board of Link4 TU SA. Barbara Smalska graduated the Faculty of Physics at the Warsaw University and holds a Ph.D. degree in high-energy physics.