Authorities and terminal management

Mariusz Szpikowski


General Director of PPL, Director of Warsaw Chopin Airport

Mariusz Szpikowski has been the General Director of Polish Airports State Enterprise and Director of Warsaw Chopin Airport since January 2016.

He began his professional career at international auditing companies, KPMG and Ernst & Young. Between 2000-2006 he was the CFO and Proxy at Carrier Polska – a company from the United Technologies Corporation Group, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Between 2007 - 2008 he spent two years as Vice-President of the Board and Financial and Commercial Director of Air Italy Polska Sp. z o.o. Next, until 2013, he was the President and Financial and Commercial Director of the company, which in 2011 changed its name to Air Poland sp. z o.o. He was the chairman of the Air Poland Supervisory Board from February to June 2013.

Mariusz Szpikowski then joined LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services (LOT AMS), where for a year, until October 2014, he served as member of the board and director for finances and restructuring. 

Between October 2014 and April 2015 he provided investment consultancy services on the foreign aviation market.
Mariusz Szpikowski’s last function before being appointed to the post of PPL General Director was to serve, as of April 2015, as member of the board for finances in a rail industry manufacturing company, H. Cegielski - Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o.

In 1996 Mariusz Szpikowski received a Master’s degree in English studies at University of Łódź. Between 1996 – 1999 he obtained Certificate Stage awarded by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), a global professional accounting body.

Security Bureau Director

Andrzej Ilków has been in the aviation business throughout his entire professional career.  In 1985 he completed full-time studies in piloting jet airplanes at the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin. He also finished external studies in traffic control in transport at Warsaw University of Technology and post-graduate studies in air traffic management at the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin.
He served in the army and was involved in peacekeeping and stabilization missions. Between 2003 and 2008 he was the director of Bydgoszcz Airport and in 2008 he was appointed the Director of Aerodrome Operations Safety Bureau at PPL, where he was responsible for the safety of aircraft movements at Chopin Airport and worked together with all airport stakeholders. He held this post until 2014.
Andrzej Ilków also served as the chairman of Supervisory Boards of GDN Airport Services and Poznań-Ławica Airport and was a member of the Supervisory Board of the operator of Modlin Airport.
He completed specialist training courses for aviation sector managers and instructors organized by  ICAO and IATA.

Director of Financial Department

Michał Nowotny began his professional career in 1995 as an assistant in the Capital Investment and Minority Shareholdings Section at Hevelius Management, the company managing the Second National Investment Fund. Later he worked as the Economic Inspector at Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne S.A. From 2000 to 2006, he was the Head of the Planning and Controlling Division at Polish Airport State Enterprise. For the next two years he served as the Director and Manager of New Assets Section at the Department of Capital Investment of PKO Bank Polski S.A. 

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Organization and Management, University of Warsaw. He completed the School of Financial Analysts and the Executive Master of Business Administration with distinction. He has attended numerous training courses in management accounting, management, financial management, value based management and specialist airport projects.

His areas of interest include the capital market, mechanisms and effects of privatization in Poland, as well as motorcycles and sports.