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Play Communications SA (PLY.WA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean Harion

President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Holger Puchert

52 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Hans Cronberg

55

Bartosz Dobrzynski

47

Michal Wawrzynowicz

46 Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Jacek Nieweglowski

48 Chief Strategy Officer, Member of the Management Board

Vasileios Billis

50 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Rouben Bourlas

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Serdar Cetin

40 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Ioannis Karagiannis

57 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Graham McInroy

58 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Patrick Tillieux

61 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Georgios Xirouchakis

45 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Andrzej Klesyk

53 2017 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Andrzej Olechowski

70 2017 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Jean Harion

Mr. Jean-Marc Harion serves as President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Play Communications S.A. He has served as Member of the Management Board of the Company since July 2018. Prior joining the Group, Jean-Marc Harion had over 25 years of experience within the telecommunications sector, most recently serving as CEO of Orange Egypt and Mobistar, both listed companies, and previously as CEO of Orange Dominicana and Orange VP Business Development Americas in New York. Prior to joining Orange Group, Jean-Marc Harion established his own company, Computer Channel, which he developed over a 10 year period before it was sold to Wanadoo (France Telecom Group). Mr. Harion holds a master’s degree in Information Management from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a master in Linguistics and post-graduate degree from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He also holds a degree from Universitaet Mannheim.

Holger Puchert

Mr. Holger Puchert serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Play Communications S.A. He has been a member of the Management Board of the Company since March 2017. He is also a member of the Management Board of 3GNS sp. z o.o., which is a part of the Play Group. Mr. Puchert is an experienced chief financial officer in the telecommunications sector in Europe. Before joining the Play Group, Mr. Puchert was the Chief Financial Officer of Versatel, Berlin / Dusseldorf for nearly three years, and served as CFO of Kabel BW GmbH, CFO of Orange Austria Telecommunications GmbH (formerly ONE GmbH) and Vice President for M&A Projects at E.ON AG. Mr. Puchert is a graduate of Universitat Karlsruhe where he studied Business Engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur), following his apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Dusseldorf. He also earned a doctorate in Economics from Universitat Karlsruhe (the University of Karlsruhe) (KIT), where he worked as a research assistant.

Hans Cronberg

Mr. Hans Axel Cronberg no longer serves as Chief Technical Officer, Member of the Management Board of Play Communications S.A. effective as of October 31, 2018. He has been a member of the Management Board of Play since September 2005. He is also a member of the Management Board of 3GNS sp. z o.o., which is part of the Play Group. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Cronberg worked for the Deutsche Telekom Group where he was the Director of Procurement & Logistics at T-Mobile Croatia and the Director of 3G Technologies and Value Added Platforms at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa sp z o.o. (now known as T-Mobile). Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Cronberg worked at the Ericsson Group in Sweden, Poland and Israel, where he held positions in Product Management, Product Marketing and Sales & Key Account Management. Mr. Cronberg received a degree in Physics from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

Bartosz Dobrzynski

Mr. Bartosz Marcin Dobrzynski no longer serves as Chief Marketing Officer, Member of the Management Board of Play Communications S.A. effective as of October 31, 2018. He has been a member of the Management Board of Play since 2009. Since 2009, he has also served as a member of the Management Board of 3GNS sp. z o.o., which has been part of the Play Group. Mr. Dobrzynski is an experienced marketing manager in the telecommunications sector in Poland. He started his professional career in the telecommunications industry in 1998 as a loyalty and retention manager at Plus. For the next seven years he worked as a manager of mobile offers for individual subscribers at Orange. Mr. Dobrzynski received an MA in International Relations and an MBA from Uniwersytet Warszawski.

Michal Wawrzynowicz

Mr. Michal Wawrzynowicz serves as Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Play Communications S.A. He has been a member of the Management Board of the Company since June 2007. He is also a member of the Management Board of 3GNS sp. z o.o., which is part of the Play Group. Prior to joining the management, Mr. Wawrzynowicz worked as General Manager of the Germanos Group in Poland. He was also General Manager of GTI sp. z o.o., the biggest Orange dealer in Poland and the Commercial Director of Germanos Polska sp. z o.o., formerly known as “Era,” the largest T-Mobile dealer. Prior to becoming their Commercial Director, he had held the position of Sales Director and that of Marketing Director. Mr. Wawrzynowicz received an MBA from Akademia Leona Kozminskiego (Kozminski University) and a Master of Science degree from Uniwersytet Warszawski.

Jacek Nieweglowski

Mr. Jacek Nieweglowski no longer serves as Chief Strategy Officer, Member of the Management Board of Play Communications S.A. effective as of January 31, 2019. He has been a member of the Management Board of Play since December 2005. Since 2006, he has also served as a member of the Management Board of 3GNS sp. z o.o. which is part of the Play Group. In addition, he is a member of the Board of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association. Prior to joining Play, he served as a member of the Management Board of Germanos Polska, a former subsidiary. He also served as a member of the supervisory board of PTC, now known as T-Mobile Polska, a member of the Management Board of Aster City Cable, a leading Polish CaTV operator, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Comtica sp. z o.o., a member of the Management Board of Elektrim Telekomunikacja, the Polish subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, and has previously held the position of CEO of numerous telecommunications companies. Additionally, he has over 23 years of managerial experience and a professional track record within the mobile industry. He received an Executive MBA degree from London Business School, a PhD and M.Sc degree from Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto (Tampere University of Technology) in Finland.

Vasileios Billis

Mr. Vasileios Billis has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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.

Rouben Bourlas

Mr. Rouben Bourlas has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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 Cetin

Mr. Serdar Cetin has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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. He 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, he worked at Merrill Lynch investment banking and BNP Paribas. He 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.

Ioannis Karagiannis

Mr. Ioannis D. Karagiannis has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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 Olumpia 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.

Graham McInroy

Mr. Graham Bruce McInroy has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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.

Patrick Tillieux

Mr. Patrick Tillieux has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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 Ceske 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 Universite Catholique de Louvaine (Catholic University of Louvain), Belgium.

Georgios Xirouchakis

Mr. Georgios (George) Xirouchakis has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since June 21, 2017. He was formerly a member of the supervisory board of Play. In the past he also served as a member of the supervisory board of 3GNS Sp. z o.o. which is part of the Group. He has served as an in-house lawyer for the Panos Germanos Group of Companies since 2002 and has acted as General Counsel—Head of Group Legal Department for this group since 2008. Additionally, Mr. Xirouchakis has substantial professional experience in commercial law. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Crete (School of Social Sciences, Dept. of Economics), a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Studies from the University of Athens (Law School) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester (Management Center).

Andrzej Klesyk

Mr. Andrzej Piotr Klesyk has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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. 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.

Andrzej Olechowski

Dr. Andrzej Olechowski has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. since 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 Szkola Glowna Handlowa (the Central School of Planning and Statistics) where he received a Ph.D in economics in 1979 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.