- Recommendations 2016
CEO, PZU ŻYCIE - Poland
Mr. Surówka is a graduate of Universitẻ Paris I Panthẻon Sorbonne and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Completed his main studies at Ludwig Maximilian Universität (LMU) in Munich. Between 2007 and 2013, he worked as a financial advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He represented the Bank in the CEE region by building relationships with investors. His activities covered counseling on portfolio management, asset allocation and their diversification, alternative financial instruments and market analysis. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Member of the Management Board of Boryszew S.A., the Office Director in charge of automotive sector development, and the CEO of the subsidiaries from the automotive sector. During his time spent in Boryszew Group, he was responsible for strategic and operational management and supervision over budget policy of the motor sector. His activities covered preparation and implementation of a business strategy for automotive area. Moreover, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions performed as a part of expansion policy and disinvestment of Boryszew Group. He also led restructuring processes of the companies from motor sector. Until January 2016, he was an advisor to the CEO of PKO Bank Polski S.A., and the Director of Corporate Banking and Investments in Germany responsible for opening the first foreign corporate branch of PKO Bank Polski. His activities covered also counseling and financial processing for the largest corporate clients of PKO Bank Polski concerning their expansion and foreign operations. He is fluent in English, French and German. In PZU Group, he is in charge of investments.