Vice-President of the Board, Grupa Azoty S.A.
Since July, 2013, Marek Kapłucha serves in position of Vice-President of the Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. and is in charge of procurement and supply chain management; Grupa Azoty S.A. consolidated chemical sector in Poland (currently 6 factories; approx. EUR 2.5 bln revenue in 2013). Grupa Azoty is the second largest fertilizers producer in Europe. Fertilizers represent 60% of revenue, remaining part of revenue come from chemical products: caprolactam, poliamide, melamine, oxo alkohols and pigments, among others.
Additional responsibilities :
Since June 2013, M.Kapłucha represents Grupa Azoty at Fertilizers Europe (FE) – mineral fertilizers producers’ association, where he serves as Vice-President of the organization. FE represents approx. 80% of european production volume of mineral fertilizers.
Since 2013 M.Kaplucha acts as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty ‘SIARKOPOL’ in Grzybów and a Member of Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty ZA PULAWY S.A. (daughter companies of Grupa Azoty).
Since 2010 Marek Kaplucha is a member of the Council of International Fertilizers Industry Association (IFA) with headquarters in Paris.
In the years 2009-13 Marek Kaplucha was a member of the Management Board of Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A. (the company since Jan 2013 became a member of Grupa Azoty S.A.), responsible for sales and marketing, logistics, and raw materials procurement. In that capacity, he introduced elements of corporate management to the company’s sales and logistics management and organization, and towards the end of his tenure assumed an additional role as supervisor of ZA PUŁAWY’s finance division.
Additional responsibilities in above period:
As part of the Z.A. PUŁAWY-Azoty Group consolidation process, M.Kaplucha has co-chaired the Consolidation Committee since March 2013.
In the period of 2011-2013, he has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AGROCHEM Puławy Sp. z o.o.
From 1992 to 2009, Mr Kapłucha held various managerial positions with increasing responsibility over time at Kraft Foods International. For the last nine years of his service with Kraft, he was based in Vienna with responsibility for the commercial management of the business of subsidiary, Kraft Foods, East Adriatic Markets, covering south-eastern Europe (8 countries). Since 2006 acted as a Member of the Board of Kraft Foods, East Adriatic Markets.
After graduating from the UMCS University of Lublin with a degree in economics, M.Kaplucha was employed by Interpegro Lubex S.A. as Member of the Management Board, with responsibility for International Sales.
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