Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa, Leading Polish Business Figure, Joins Virgin Mobile Polska as its Chief Executive Officer
02 Jun, 2015, 03:00 ET
WARSAW, Poland, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Virgin Mobile Polska is excited to announce the appointment of Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Piotrowska-Oliwa is an experienced, energetic, and effective business leader; and a Virgin brand lover; the perfect person to spearhead the next phase of Virgin Mobile Polska's growth.
"We are thrilled to welcome Grażyna to our team," said Alan Gow, Chairman of the Virgin Mobile Polska Supervisory Board and CEO of Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe BV (VMCEE), the company's majority shareholder. "Grażyna is a great leader with a proven track record, in some of Poland's biggest companies. Her drive, vision and ambition are exactly what Virgin Mobile Polska needs as it pursues its strategy of expanded product innovation and growth. Grażyna will also be a member of the VMCEE management team, supporting our ambitious CEE region expansion plans."
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Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa brings a wealth of know-how to Virgin Mobile Polska from her time in executive positions such as Executive Director of Strategy and Development of Telekomunikacja Polska SA, President and CEO of PTK Centertel (Orange), Chief Sales and Logistics Officer of PKN Orlen and President and CEO of PGNiG.
In addition, Ms. Piotrowska-Oliwa has run her own investment and consultancy company and was previously a member of the Supervisory Boards of PZU, Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych, ABC Data, Orlen Deutschland and PGNiG Norway.
She obtained an MBA from INSEAD in France, studied at the Polish School of Public Administration in Warsaw and the Music Academy in Katowice.
"I am excited by the opportunity to plan and lead Virgin Mobile Polska's further growth and development. Virgin Mobile Polska is the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Poland to achieve real success by providing a fantastic consumer experience. It is a great company with huge potential. Although it is still a relatively young brand on the Polish market, Virgin Mobile Polska is a part of the hugely successful Virgin Group and a member of a growing, international family of Virgin Mobile MVNO businesses. We will draw on these resources to develop our position in the Polish market. Like all Virgin companies, our goal is to shake up the market, to the benefit of our customers, employees and stakeholders. We have a huge opportunity in front of us," says Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa.
About Virgin Mobile Polska
Virgin Mobile Polska launched in late 2012, with a clear vision to provide an exciting alternative to the established Polish networks, through the globally recognised Virgin brand strengths of product innovation, red-hot brand execution and market leading quality.
About VMCEE BV
VMCEE BV was founded to develop Virgin Mobile businesses across the CEE region. Its ambition is to become the leading MVNO in this high growth potential area; targeting a total addressable market of over 275 million mobile consumers. Its shareholders include Virgin, Dirlango, CEE Mobile Capital LLC, Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Finance Corporation.
SOURCE Virgin Mobile Polska
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