93. Daniel Obajtek

daniel obajtek
Age 45
Occupation President, PKN Orlen
Nationality Polish
Position Last Year New

Daniel Obajtek (born 2 January 1976 in Myślenice) is a Polish politician, manager, and former local government official. In the years 2006–2015, he served as the wójt of Gmina Pcim. In 2017 he became the president of Energa SA, and in 2018 he assumed the office of the Executive Chairman of PKN Orlen, a Polish petrol retailer and oil refiner.

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Orlen has been working consistently to improve its brand recognition in Poland and abroad, through sponsorship and other activities. For several years now, it can boost the position of Poland’s most recognisable corporate sponsor of sports. In 2019, it gained sponsorship exposure to Formula 1, has since partnered with Robert Kubica. Since 2020, PKN Orlen has been the title sponsor of the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team, with Robert Kubica as their test driver.

At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Daniel Obajtek announced the launch of a special hand sanitiser production line. Moreover, PKN Orlen allocated PLN 100m to support the fight against the coronavirus. In late October 2020, Mr Obajtek announced that PKN Orlen would build temporary hospitals in Płock and Ostrołęka as part of its efforts to fight the pandemic.

Daniel Obajtek has completed the Executive MBA programme run by the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development and validated by IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Programme Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica and chairman of the Board of the Polish Olympic Committee. He has won a number of prestigious awards, notably the Polish Compass 2018. He was also named President of the year 2018 in the 25th edition of the Bulls and Bears award of Gazeta Giełdy i Inwestorów Parkiet.

In 2019, he was awarded the Lech Kaczyński Prometheus Award. From the Judging Panel of the Employers of Poland, he received the Vector 2019 award. In 2020, readers of the Parkiet daily voted him Star of the Year 2020. In the Kaczynski Most Reliable in Polish Economy ranking by the ISB News agency, he received a statuette of the Most Reliable CEO.

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