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Polsat chief steps down from board

Polsat Group founder Zygmunt Solorz-Zak has resigned from the supervisory board of the company to take a back-seat strategy role.

Solorz-Zak’s son Tobias is already president of the group, and Solorz-Zak Sr.’s decision to step down from the board is being seen by Polish media as possibly part of a succession plan.

Polsat has named Tomasz Szeląg and Marek Kapuscinski as new members of the supervisory board. Szeląg has held a number of senior positions in the group, having served as a member of the management board as well as the management board of Polkomtel and Telewizja Polsat Holdings. Kapucinski previously spearheaded Proctor & Gamble’s activities in Poland and central Europe.

Szeląg’s appointment was trailed in August as part of a series of changes at Polsat.