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Board of Directors of Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances OBRUM Ltd

Bartłomiej
Michałowski

President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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Bartłomiej
Michałowski

President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

He has nearly 30 years of professional experience. He dealt with IT and ICT solutions for government administration, local government, Industry 4.0, uniformed services, education and health care. His professional career was associated with CISCO, Hewlett-Packard, Orange, Statoil and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He also led start-up projects. He has worked in Poland and many countries abroad. He is also an expert on new technologies and a board member of the Sobieski Institute.

He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Precision Mechanics (currently Mechatronics), where he received his diploma in 1993. In 1995, he completed postgraduate studies in management, finance and marketing (MBA type) under the "Copernic" programme at Sciences Po and College des Ingénieurs in Paris. In 2000, he obtained a diploma in industrial marketing at INSEAD in France. In 2013, he completed the "Innovation for Economic Development" at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the United States. He is married and has three children.

Tomasz
Kurczek

Member of the Board and Chief Financial Officer
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Tomasz
Kurczek

Member of the Board and Chief Financial Officer

He has many years of professional experience in managing and supervising corporations in the Polish arms industry. He is a statutory auditor, specialising in financial management. He is an enthusiast of innovation and business ethics. He supervised and participated in many research and development projects for national security and their implementation into mass production. He has experience in implementing export contracts. He graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice, Faculty of Finance and Banking and postgraduate studies in accounting.

Supervisory Board of Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances OBRUM Ltd

  • Paweł Zając
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Paweł Dybcio
    Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board
  • Marzena Goryczka
    Secretary of the Supervisory Board
  • Zbigniew Piekorz
    Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Joanna Łuszcz-Włodek
    Member of the Supervisory Board

The functions of the Shareholders' Meeting shall be performed by the shareholders representing the Company's share capital, entitled by virtue of the shares held.

The shareholders of OBRUM sp. z o. o.:

  • Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A.
    (Polish Armaments Group)
    Dominant shareholder
  • Polski Holding Obronny sp. z o.o.
  • Other Partners
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ABOUT COMPANY

Company profile

Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances OBRUM Ltd in Gliwice is one of the oldest and most unique research and development facilities in the country. OBRUM creates products intended for the Polish Armed Forces. The main customers of the works are land forces, including mechanised, armoured, radiolocation and engineering forces. Works on new products are carried out in a full cycle, i.e. from the concept to serial production, which requires highly qualified engineering and technical staff.

Mission and Vision

OBRUM's mission is to create innovations for security.

As an entity of the Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, the Centre has completed a number of projects that have resulted in the delivery of modern, proven and safe equipment for the Polish defence industry. Currently, OBRUM is a leader in, among others, mobile bridges and demining tanks. The Centre also creates autonomy systems for unmanned vehicles and simulators that increase the level of training and safety of soldiers, support operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.

OBRUM's goal is not only to maintain its current position in the market but also to be a world leader in the technical modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces. OBRUM's vision is to remain a brand associated with safety and reliable products, be a leader in training systems and simulators, operation support systems, and technology integration for the new generation of tracked vehicles. It also desires to be a partner for selected international defence companies.

Company history

The history of OBRUM spans over 50 years, starting from the Experimental Production Plant at the then Zakłady Mechaniczne „Łabędy” (from 1968), to Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances OBRUM (from 1976). From 1986 OBRUM was operating as a fully independent state organisational unit with legal personality, acting under the provisions of the Act on Research and Development Units – under supervision of the Minister of Economy. On 1 April 2008, OBRUM was transformed into a commercial law company and carries out business activities under the name: Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances OBRUM Ltd.

Under the Agreement, the State Treasury contributed OBRUM shares to the increased share capital of "BUMAR" and on 30 December 2009, OBRUM was incorporated into BUMAR Group (currently Polski Holding Obronny) as a subsidiary company.

Currently, ownership supervision over OBRUM is exercised by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (Polish Armaments Group) as the parent company in Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (Polish Armaments Group), which owns 71.82% of OBRUM shares.

Code of Ethics

OBRUM has a Code of Ethics for Employees, which aims to set the right direction for the development of the organisational culture in the Centre, both in relations between employees and in external relations with the Company's Stakeholders.

Consistent compliance with ethical principles and values is a fundamental source of the Company's success, enabling it, on the one hand, to build a positive image of the Company in the market, and on the other to strengthen the identification of Employees with the Company, thanks to which the effectiveness of their work increases.

The Code of Ethics for OBRUM Employees is one of the elements ensuring continuous improvement of the Company's operations quality. The Code includes the main principles and standards of conduct of OBRUM Employees in the field of widely understood professional and social ethics, ensuring the accomplishment of the Company's mission and the implementation of its development strategy and customer satisfaction.

The Code was developed based on generally accepted rules of social coexistence, the observance of which is one of the basic obligations of an Employee in accordance with Article 100 § 2 (6) of the Act of 26 June 1974 – The Labour Code (consolidated text Journal of Laws of 2014, item 1502, as amended). The Company is guided by the principle of respect for the dignity of every human being and their personal rights, thus declaring respect for nationality, race, religion, gender and political orientation of its Employees, Associates, Customers and Contractors.

Social Responsibility of Business

OBRUM, in its activities, takes into account social interests, environmental aspects, respect for human rights, fair operating practices, and cares for relations with various stakeholder groups, in particular with employees. That is manifested by investing in environmental protection, human resources, as well as in relations with the company's surroundings, including the local community. These activities increase the competitiveness of the company and shape the conditions for sustainable social and economic development.

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