Piotr Walter is a former long-time CEO of TVN and an experienced manager in the media market and video production and distribution. Since April 2017, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. On Monday, 23 August, by the decision of Supervisory Board members, he was elected the Chairman for the new term.
–_ I am happy that after 4 years on the Supervisory Board, I am now able to take the helm. Wirtualna Polska is a company with a huge potential and prospects, able to combine the media and e-commerce areas like no one else in the market. I hope that thanks to my experience I will be able to contribute to its further development. There are many ambitious challenges and projects ahead of us_ – says Piotr Walter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A.
Piotr Walter graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and the International Institute for Management Development (PED) in Lausanne. He studied journalism at the Warsaw University and directing at the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. He started his career as a producer of TV commercials in ITI Film Studio. At TVN S.A. he worked as director of on-air promotions and member of the TVN S.A. management board. Then, as director general and president of the management board of TVN S.A., he developed a nationwide television channel and a portfolio of 13 thematic channels, co-creating the strongest television brand in Poland. As vice-president of the management board of the TVN Group, he implemented its Internet and Over-The-Top strategy (TVN Player). From 2013 to 2015, he served as vice-president of the ITI Group, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Strategy and Content Committee of TVN S.A. As a co-producer he was involved in the production of feature films: "Planet of Singles", "(Un)friends” and "Corpus Christi".
The Supervisory Board has also decided that Aleksander Wilewski, an entrepreneur operating in Poland and Sweden and successfully developing companies in the area of e-commerce and digital marketing, will be the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the 2021-2023 term of office. Alexander Wilewski is a member of the management boards of: Guldbrev, Total Fitness and Egain Systems. Other members of the Supervisory Board of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. include: Jarosław Mikos, Beata Barwińska- Piotrowska, Mariusz Jarzębowski, Witold Woźniak, Katarzyna Beuch and Grzegorz Konieczny.
Wirtualna Polska is a technological holding group involved in media, advertising and e-commerce business. It owns the WP Home Page and operates specialized topical websites such as money.pl, WP SportoweFakty and autocentrum.pl. In the e-commerce sector, WP operates in the areas of leisure travel (wakacje.pl, nocowanie.pl), fashion (domodi.pl and allani.pl), interior design (homebook.pl), house design (extradom.pl), financial services (totalmoney.pl) and automotive (superauto.pl). According to a Mediapanel survey, in July 2021, 21.1 million Poles used WP’s online products.