The head of “Ukrtransgaz” set a pole: who is Stanchak

The Supervisory Board of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, unanimously agreed on the election of Paul Joseph Stanczak President of PJSC “Ukrtransgaz”. “Naftogaz” as the owner of 100% shares of “Ukrtransgas” will confirm this decision in accordance with the requirements of the statutes of both companies. This was reported by the press service of “Naftogaz”.

Stanczak was born in 1963, received an engineering education at the Institute. Emiliana Korobchinskogo (Warsaw), graduated from Warsaw University of technology, Institute (Warsaw), received an MBA in Bedfordshi University and the Academy of Leon Kuzminskogo (Warsaw).

Stanczak has over 25 years of experience in the field of transportation, distribution and storage of gas. In 2003-2004, the Polish PGNiG, he was responsible for the separation of the functions of transmission system operator and the establishment of an independent operator GTS Poland Gaz-System S. A. Stanczak continued to work as a technical Director, member of the Board of Gaz-System up to 2008, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of investment plans and ongoing technical support of the transmission system, coordination of the processes of obtaining permits and licenses with relevant government regulators and authorities.

Now Stanczak is a technical Director member of the management Board of PGNiG Technologie S. A. is responsible for the design and construction of new pipelines.

As you know, “Naftogaz” in March fired from his post of the President “Ukrtransgaz” Igor Prokopov. Prokop has held the position of President of “Ukrtransgaz” since August 2014, and from mid-February 2017, was suspended from the duties of the President “Ukrtransgaz”. According to the NAC, the independent auditor Deloitte&Touche found a number of violations during official check financial documents of “Ukrtransgaz”. Later on these issues were investigated as the external auditor, and the newly created organ of internal audit of “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.

Stanczak will not be the first pole among top managers of state companies in Ukraine in 2016, “Ukrzaliznytsya” is headed by his compatriot Wojciech Balczun.