Adam Purwin


He is a lawyer and he gained his education in economics in London and Vienna.  Since the beginning of his career he has been associated with banking sector and he was involved in a dozen of M&A transactions.  He led to the first stock exchange debut of national freight carrier in the European market.

In one of the biggest polish bank – PKO BP – as a Director of M&A Department, he was responsible for capital investment portfolio administration (portfolio of approx. 15 entities), as well as the quality and equity participation efficiency monitoring.  In the National Bank of Poland he was responsible i.a. for structuring of 8 projects in Project Finance formula in the domestic market (with the participation of BGK of 100-250 m PLN).

In 2012 Adam Purwin joined the PKP Group. Using the experience gained in banking he successfully conducted privatisation and restructuring of railway companies.  As the Privatisation and Owner Supervision Executive Director of PKP S.A. he developed the process strategy for privatisation of PKP CARGO PKP PLK, TK Telekom, PKP Energetyka and PKP Intercity, a process he successfully conducted.

In March 2013 Adam Pruwin joined the PKP CARGO management board. As the Board Member in charge of finance he was responsible for the company’s restructuring process, within which he implemented i.a. the Voluntary Leave Program for 4000 employees, he limited operational costs by 20% and optimised functioning of the capital group. He prepared the stock exchange debut of the biggest railway carrier in EU, what proved to be a turning point in the company’s history (“Debut of the Year 2013” and the best IPO 2013 according to the journal “Parkiet”). Then, as the President of the Board of PKP CARGO S.A. he built an international position of PKP CARGO successfully transforming the leading Polish rail freight carrier into an integrated logistics operator of European interest.  He conducted restructuring of the business concepts, he indicated new development directions, introduced lean management rules and wide range of employees support programs in order to create a modern and foresight work environment.   Within the foreign expansion he planned and conducted a number of M&A processes including acquisition of the Advanced World Transport – the second rail freight carrier in Czech Republic – for 103 m EUR.   He concluded purchase of transport assets from PKN Orlen – the amount of the transaction was 250 m PLN.

Implementation of such number of projects in PKP Cargo was awarded by various competition juries, including Bloomberg Businessweek Polska, which granted Adam Purwin with the prestigious title of “Top Manager 2015” or the Polish Chamber of Commerce, which in 2014 awarded him with the “Trustworthy Employer” award.