Poland's KGHM names Krzysztof Skora as new chief executive

miércoles 3 de febrero de 2016 16:50 GYT
 

LUBIN, Poland Feb 3 (Reuters) - The supervisory board at Europe's No.2 copper producer, Poland's KGHM, replaced its long-serving Chief Executive Herbert Wirth with his predecessor Krzysztof Skora in another round of management reshuffles at Poland's state-run companies.

Skora confirmed his appointment to reporters late on Wednesday.

KGHM follows in the footsteps of Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen, Warsaw bourse, as well as almost all major state-run energy producers, which fired their executives after Poland's new government, formed by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, came into power last year.

Skora, who headed KGHM between 2006 and 2008, during PiS's previous period in power, will take over from Wirth after a tenure that was marked by non-core asset spin-offs and foreign investments. (Reporting by Wojciech Zurawski; Writing by Adrian Krajewski and Wiktor Szary, editing by David Evans)