Shareholders

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Shareholding structure
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Summa Linguae Technologies

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Company authorities

Krzysztof Zdanowski
President of the Management Board / CEO
Team member
Krzysztof Zdanowski dedicates his work to developing and innovating new ways of doing business by following his life values – flexibility and transparency. Krzysztof comes from Warsaw, Poland, grew up in a Polish-Canadian family and graduated with BA in Applied Linguistics at the Tischner European University in Krakow, Poland.
In 2009 he established his first translation brand – Spectraling, that soon became part of the Summa Linguae Group. As CEO of Summa Linguae, he led the company to develop a unique business model based on a mix of organic growth and M&As. In 6 years he took the company public and closed 6 polish and 2 international acquisitions placing his business among the top100 biggest language service providers worldwide. He is fascinated by processes of innovation in cultural and business environments.
Krzysztof is a licensed pilot, active golfer and baseball fan.
Michał Butscher
Member of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Born in 1975. Studied Law and Administration at the Warsaw University. Studied at the Warsaw School of Economics, where he majored in Finance and Banking, Management and Marketing; MA in business planning.
Founded and managed one of the top Polish language service providers, since 2012 known as Summa Linguae SA [GPW NC IPO 2015] – 7 years as CEO, between 2011 – 2015 Chairman of he Supervisory Board. Since 2015 VP Sales and Marketing.
Founded and managed Fundusz Hipoteczny DOM SA [GPW NC IPO 2012] – the first and dominant player in the Polish equity release market, where 2008- 2015 as VP he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and legal.
Over the years advised, managed and invested among others in real estate, software/ IT, construction, business support and financial services. In the past member of supervisory boards at i.a. Foksal NFI and Miraculum SA, currently at Euro Tax SA.
Agata Kowalska
Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Jagiellonian University and a postgraduate student in Copyright, Press and Publishing Law. In 2008, Agata Kowalska was entered on the list of legal counsels of the District Chamber of Legal Counsels in Krakow. Before the law firm in which she works at present was established, she had been cooperating for a few years with renowned Krakow-based law firms specializing in capital market transactions. She has several years of experience in conducting and coordinating due diligence processes in companies (mainly those operating on the fuel market) for the purposes of acquisitions, mergers and transformations of legal entities, as well as introducing companies on the New Connect market. Agata Kowalska specializes in providing legal services to new tech companies (IT, e-commerce, biotechnology) and in intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on Internet law (protection of intellectual property rights infringed on the Internet, legal aspects of e-commerce and e-marketing). She is the author of numerous publications on new technology law. Agata Kowalska is a member of the Supervisory Boards of SUMMA LINGUAE S.A. and Simply User Sp. z o.o. (a new tech company).
Krzysztof Antoni Zdanowski
Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Born in 1949. Graduate of the Faculty of Electronics at the Warsaw University of Technology. He has also completed a Postgraduate Program in Banking at the Warsaw School of Economics. Krzysztof Antoni Zdanowski worked for 20 years as a university teacher in the research team at CMKP (Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education) in Warsaw. In the 1990s, he was IT Department Director at Bank Handlowy in Warsaw – working with the Implementation Team, he adapted, in five years, the bank’s IT systems to the current market requirements. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Board of Directors at “WIŚNIOWSKI” Company. As an Advisor to the CEO, he was responsible, among others, for the implementation of a Quality Management System, as a result of which “WIŚNIOWSKI” was certified to ISO 9001. For many years, he supervised the HR, IT and telecommunications areas in this company. Mr. Zdanowski served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Spectraling Sp. z o.o., and he is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board of Summa Linguae S.A. In private – the father of a happy family. Mr. Zdanowski and his wife have a house in the mountains. He is passionate about cultural tourism, the relation of tradition and development, as well as the role of communication and language in processes.
Rafał Sonik
Member of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Born in 1966. Graduate of the University of Economics. Rafał Sonik founded his first company – Elefant department store – when he was still a student. Rafał Sonik brought the McDonald’s brand to Krakow and Zakopane and was actively involved in introducing the British Petroleum brand on the Polish market. His currently most important company – Gemini Holdings – deals with the construction and management of large-surface stores. The major projects carried out by Gemini include Jasna Park in Tarnów and Gemini Park in Bielsko-Biała. Rafał Sonik also is involved in the IT, pharmaceutical, bookselling and developer industries. In his very tight schedule, he finds time also for sport activities. In 2015, he was the first Pole to win, individually, the Dakar Rally. Previously, he had made it three times onto the podium of this challenge. He has also won three times the FIM World Cup. Rafał Sonik is also a six-time Polish champion in enduro rallies and quad motocross. For 20 years, he has been supporting the “Siemacha” Association. Rafał Sonik is also a great lover of the Tatra Mountains. He is the founder and President of the Czysta Polska (Clean Poland) Association which has organized already three editions of the “Czyste Tatry” (Clean Tatra Mountains) initiative.
Marta Wiatr
Member of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Born in 1974. PhD degree in Humanities, a graduate of the Faculty of History in the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw, where she earned a Master’s degree in Education. Marta Wiatr has participated in numerous scholar programs. Her academic achievements include numerous publications and lectures delivered in Poland and abroad. Since 2003, she has been an employee of the Institute of Social Pedagogy at the Academy of Special Education. Marta Wiatr has been gaining experience in organization management since 2004, when she was appointed to the Management Board of Maria Grzegorzewska Foundation, serving as its member until now. In 2004-2006, she contributed to the reorganization of the Foundation, changing its strategy and acquiring the status of a public benefit organization. Currently, her duties include preparation of projects, monitoring their implementation and financial settlement of projects financed by NGOs and public administration institutions. In 2007 – 2010, Marta Wiatr was a member of the Management Board of busy b translations Sp. z o.o., where she co-created the development strategy of the company, participated in its reorganization and directly managed implementation of innovations. In 2010-2011, she served as President of the company’s Management Board, ensuring the company’s development and, among others, obtaining funding under EU programs. In 2011, Marta Wiatr was appointed Member the first Management Board of Summa Linguae S.A., where she served, from 2012, as its Proxy. In 2015, she was appointed Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Summa Linguae S.A.
Bartłomiej Sieczkowski
Member of the Supervisory Board
Team member
Born in 1978. Bartłomiej Sieczkowski has graduated from the Faculty of Management at the Cracow University of Economics, majoring in: Accounting, Enterprise Operation and Development. He started his professional career as a financial and accounting specialist at Suder&Suder. In 2006-2009, he was Investment Director at the Salwator Group. Since 2008, he has been involved in the hospitality industry.
At present, Bartłomiej Sieczkowski is a member of the management boards of Hotels Global Investment Group Sp. z o.o., which operates Hilton Garden Inn Kraków hotel, 3one Sp. z o.o., 3one development Sp. z o.o., Vistula Development Sp. zo.o., IMBS Sp. z o.o. and others. In private, Bartłomiej Sieczkowski invests in financial markets.
Madhuri Hegde
Member of the Supervisory Board
Team member
The founder and CEO of Mayflower Language Services – a translation agency based in Bangalore, India. Before that, Madhuri Hegde was developing professionally in various areas: from translation, through international communication, marketing, international business to software localization and management. It was her over 18 years of experience and fascination with different cultures and languages that enabled her to develop her translation agency on a global scale – at present, Mayflower provides services to customers from over 20 countries worldwide, including companies which can be found on the Fortune 500 list.
Her contribution to the translation sector was recognized in 2016, when she was appointed member of the managing bodies of the European Language Industry Association (ELIA). Madhuri Hegde has also been a speaker at major events dedicated to the translation sector, such as LocWorld in Tokyo, Traslation & Localization Conference in Warsaw and World Technical Communication in Bangalore.
In private, Madhuri Hegde is a volunteer in a group supporting people suffering from cancer. She is also involved in projects promoting gender equality with respect to access to education for girls.
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