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Management board

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Management board


Radosław Pilut – President of the Board
Lech Szyszkowicz – Vicepresident of the Board

Radosław Pilut

President of the Board

Associated with the KGHM Group since 2005. In the years 2005-2010 he worked for KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Division of Ore Enrichment Plant on production positions, and then in the development division. From 2010 to 2020 he worked in the Head Office of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. in the area of research and development on independent engineering and managerial positions at various levels. In April 2020 he was appointed President of the Management Board of KGHM CUPRUM Ltd – R&D Centre.

Graduate of the Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering at the Stanisław Staszic University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

He has many years of experience in management in the area of research and development in a large enterprise. Co-author of the Research and Development Policy applied in the KGHM Group.
He has practical knowledge and experience in conducting negotiation processes in the area of innovation, cooperation with the scientific sector in Poland and abroad, as well as in the evaluation and implementation of research and development projects involving co-financing from public funds.
He also has practical skills and certificates in the field of commercialization of innovations, project management, intellectual property protection, risk management in the organization and evaluation of tangible and intangible assets and the principles of capitalization of intangible assets with particular emphasis on the research and development works as well as expenditures on exploration and evaluation of mineral resources.


Lech Szyszkowicz

Vicepresident of the Board


Professionally connected with the KGHM Capital Group since 2006. In January 2019 he was appointed Vice-President of the Management Board of KGHM CUPRUM Ltd. – R&D Centre.

Graduate of the Faculty of Management and Computer Science at the University of Economics in Wrocław.

Graduated from Postgraduate Management Studies at the University of Economics in Wrocław and Postgraduate Strategic Management Studies at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Experienced in business, gained in many years work  in a corporate environment on key managerial positions, in the  field of management, financing and logistic.


Magdalena Król
Anna Wróbel

Magdalena Król, Ph.D., engineer

She has been working for KGHM CUPRUM since 2013, where she has headed the Energy Technology Department from the beginning. Associated with the mining industry for 11 years, she had previously worked at the “Poltegor – Institute” in Wrocław.

A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wrocław University of Technology, where she graduated in Chemical Technology with a degree in Fuels and Energy and Environment. In 2009, at the same Faculty, she obtained her PhD in technical sciences.

She is involved in activities for the development of KGHM CUPRUM, including actively supporting the Company’s cooperation with the scientific community. Since 2018 she has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Implementation Doctorates Programme of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and the coordinator of cooperation with scientific entities in the Programme.

Her knowledge and experience is used by engaging with the Team in new research areas supporting, among others, the development of innovative methods of energy processing, including: alternative methods of extraction and use of natural resources, use of RES generation and waste heat and geothermal energy storage.

She is the author and co-author of over 30 unpublished reports on works for the industry and a dozen or so scientific articles published in books and scientific journals, regularly participates in national and international conferences. She also develops her scientific activities conducting research projects (8), including international ones (3).

Research and Development Centre

Jan Butra – Director of Research and Development Centre

Jan Butra, Ph.D., professor, engineer

Director of Research and Development Centre

He has been working for CUPRUM for nearly 35 years. On 1 October 1983, he was employed at the Research and Design Centre for Copper Mining in Wrocław, whose activities are continued by KGHM CUPRUM Ltd. – R&D Centre.

Between 1993-1995 he was the head of the Mining Department, in the years 1995-2000 he was a member of the Management Board, and between 2002-2006 he was the President and Vice-President of the Management Board. Since March 2018, he has been the Director of the Research and Development Centre in KGHM CUPRUM.

He graduated from the Mining Faculty of the Wrocław University of Technology with a degree in engineering. In 1982, he defended his doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Mining of the Republic of Poland. Since March 2002, when he received his postdoctoral degree in technical sciences at the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy of the University of Cracow, he has been teaching underground mining (Deposit Exploitation, Mine Designing and Bumps and Tremors) at the Faculty of Geo-engineering, Mining and Geology of the Wrocław University of Technology. In August 2011, he was awarded the title of professor of technical sciences by the President of the Republic of Poland. Moreover, in the years 1987-1993 he worked at the Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków as an assistant professor and branch manager in Wrocław.

His scientific and research activity covers the issues of mining geomechanics, development and exploitation of underground deposits, enclosure of mining workings, recognition and prevention of natural hazards, deposit management, as well as economics of mining of non-ferrous metal ores, hard coal and rock salt. He also deals with new technologies of exploitation of ores deposits in hard rocks. He participated, as the main contractor or contractor, in the implementation of 11 projects (research and grants), including 5 international projects. Unpublished research, industrial and expert reports cover more than 237 items. He promoted five PhDs in technical sciences. He is a reviewer of 14 doctoral theses, 14 habilitation dissertations and 2 applications for the title of professor. He is the author of 182 publications, including 83 articles, 14 books and monographs, and 36 patents.

Supervisory board

  • Wojciech Boczar – Chairman
  • Andrzej Jaroch
  • Krystian Mieszkała
  • Bartłomiej Eugeniusz Stawiarski
  • Grzegorz Macko

Scientific board

  • Jan Butra – Chairman
  • Maciej Madziarz,
  • Magdalena Król
  • Piotr Mertuszka
  • Paweł Stefaniak
  • Malwina Kobylańska
  • Sławomir Świtoń

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