Chairman of the Board
Marek Frydrych is the main shareholder and President of the Management Board of Sunningwell International Polska Sp. z o.o. (SIP). The creation of SIP was a consequence of Mr. Frydrych’s long-standing activity on Asian markets, especially in China. Marek Frydrych is the main shareholder and executive director of Sunningwell International Limited, a company registered in Hong Kong in 1989. For many years Sunningwell HK has been trading in steel products, chemicals and other commodities.
Mr Marek Frydrych graduated from two universities – Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
He worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in the years 1988-1991 he worked at the Consulate General of Poland in Shanghai.
From 1991 to 2007 he worked in the Far East (Shanghai, Hong Kong) running companies dealing in steel, chemistry, coal, scrap, iron ore and other mass materials (comodities). From 1996 to 2002 he was the main shareholder and president of Uralsky Metal (metallurgical part of Lysva Steel Mill in Russian Federation).
In 2007 he returned to Poland, getting involved in investment and construction projects in infrastructure and energy. In 2009 he registered – together with his partner Piotr Dysko – Sunningwell International Polska.
He is fluent in English, Russian and Chinese, basic knowledge of Italian and German.
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A graduate of Sinology (MA) at the University of Warsaw. Over 10 years of experience in foreign trade (Polimex-Cekop Ltd. – Seller, Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Poland – an expert of the Ministry and Commercial Consul in Shanghai; several foreign trading companies – responsible for import and export transactions) and over 15 years of experience in diplomacy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland – Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Guangzhou, Head of Mission in Shanghai, Consul – legal matters in Ankara).
Currently a member of the Board of Sunningwell International Poland.
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Graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He studied at the Faculties: He studied at the following faculties: Management and Non-Ferrous Metals. He has theoretical preparation in the field of management, finances, metallurgical processes and plastic processing of metals.
His professional experience is supported by 17 years of practice in the steel business in Poland and Europe. Most of the time he worked in Arcelor Mittal structures on directors’ positions, responsible for various processes including: controling, finance, trade.
He is the founder and CEO of a company specializing in trading in steel products for the shipbuilding industry. The company actively conducts distribution activities all over the world, annually receiving the Business Gazelle award, as one of the most dynamically developing companies. He has contracts with the leaders of the shipbuilding market in Europe and worldwide.
He participated in many acquisition projects and takeovers of steel sector companies. He uses the experience and extensive business contacts he has gained during his professional career in the acquisition of assets and management of Huta Częstochowa.
In 2019 he became President of Laminorul Danube Metalurgical Enterpise – a Romanian holding company for Sunningwell International Polska and West Trade S.A.
He is fluent in English and speaks less Russian, Italian and German.
A graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdańsk and post-graduate managerial studies at the L.Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw and a graduate of KBC Business Academy in Brussels.
A manager with over 18 years of experience in corporate banking gained in international banking groups (BIG Bank Gdański, KBC Kredyt Bank, BGŻ Rabobank, BNP Paribas). Responsible for managing sales projects, structure finance, project finance, corporate bonds, mergers and acquisitions and syndication under Polish law and LMA standards.
Expert in managing international relations in the area of corporate banking and leader of teams dedicated to international customers. Participant in the decision-making process and member of credit committees. Leader and coach for the managed teams.
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Since November 2019 he has been appointed President and CEO of Sunningwell Steel Polska, responsible for steel business in Poland and Romania. He was also appointed as a proxy in Sunningwell Huta Czestochowa as the General Director.
Surojit has an impressive education and many years of professional experience. He holds degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and institute of Cost Works accountants of India. He is a member of both Institutes.
Between 2004 and 2016- global positions in Arcelor Mittal.
- Arcelor Mittal Mexico; (controller/CFO-2004-2005)
He conducted effectively cash generation and management, leading to the early repayment of over USD 400 million of debt.
- Arcelor Mittal Romania (2005-2006)
Country Manager and CFO for Romanian Operations – He was responsible for finance, stakeholder management, government relations, legal IT and procurement.
He led to improving relations with the government, which created an appropriate platform for resolving amicably relevant public aid/SPA issues.
- Arcelor Mittal Poland (2006-2014)
Vice-President of Arcelor Mittal & CFO Central and Eastern Europe , the Member of Managers Board Acelor Mittal Poland. He was a leader in managing transformation and change in business driving sustainable growth in operations. He was responsible for managing national governments and key stakeholders and coordinating major industry initiatives with the European Commission in Brussels , legislative formulation in the are of taxes and climate change. Surojit created a JV with Tauron for power plants in Poland and Czech Republic and a JV with a private investor for development of port in Gdańsk.
- Arcelor Mittal Kazachstan – Vice-President of AM CFO & country manager. He led turning round of business including engaging with the government for float of Kazakh Tenge1980-2004 he was associated with multinational companies.
- Dunlop India Limited (1980-1994) – Internal General Auditor,
- Indian Aluminium Company /Hindalco Industries 1995-2004 as a Senior General Manager Finance.
- EY-Poland – 2016-2019
Executive Director responsible for business development in CESA (32 countries).
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Success oriented manager with over 25 years of international experience in managing, supervising and optimising key management and operational processes, who has held the positions of Commercial Director, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Management Board and Member of the Supervisory Board in the largest companies listed on WIG20.
He has extensive knowledge and experience gained while working for an oil processing company, a fuel and energy group, a leading rail carrier specializing in cargo transportation for the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and FMCG market.
Over the years he also gained experience in strategic management, development and implementation of business strategies, management of large international teams, development of relations with key business partners and practical implementation of SAP.