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Baltic LNG & New Energies Forum
5-6 June 2024
Hotel Amberton, KlaipedaLithuania

Slawomir Hinc
President of the Management Board at GAZ SYSTEM S.A.
Speaker

Profile

Sławomir Hinc has long-standing experience in natural gas industry, having been directly involved in the development of the concept of national gas transmission system operator in Poland since 2003. From 2004 to 2008, he held the position of Financial Director at PGNiG Przesył (currently GAZ-SYSTEM), where he was responsible for cooperation with the Energy Regulatory Office, negotiations of the lease agreement for transmission assets that were transferred to GAZ-SYSTEM by PGNiG as a dividend in kind. He also supervised the process of obtaining a gas transmission license by GAZ-SYSTEM. From 2006 to 2008, he served as a commercial proxy in GAZ-SYSTEM. He is the author of its first transmission tariff. He was responsible on GAZ-SYSTEM's part for the transfer of Regional Transmission Branches from PGNiG S.A. structures to
GAZ-SYSTEM in 2005.

From 2008 to 2013, he served as Vice-President for Financial Affairs at PGNiG, where he was responsible for the spin-off of the storage system operator (SSO) currently independently operating under the business name Gas Storage Poland and the launch of storage services on the market. From 2008 to 2014, he served as a member of the Supervisory Board of EuRoPol GAZ. In 2010, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the European Association of Gas and Oil Companies EUROGAS in Brussels where he served until 2015.

From 2013 to 2016, he served as President and CEO of PGNiG Upstream Norway, where he was responsible for the acquisition of PGNiG's interests in 4 gas fields, and for this business deal he received the Gullkronen Award for the best oil transaction in Norway. He also supervised the company’s expansion of exploration activities in the north of Norway, including the obtaining of exploration licences in the Barents Sea by PGNiG. From 2019 to 2024, he was involved in the renewable energy industry, first as an advisor to the Management Board and then as a member of the Supervisory Board of Helioexpert. In 2019, he was appointed as President and Managing Director at Green Genius - a Polish branch of a Lithuanian solar power plant operator.

He holds a degree in economics from the Institute of Foreign Trade at the University of Gdańsk and a Ph.D. in engineering and technology specialising in gas transmission tariff systems from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology. He also studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. He completed postgraduate Business Management Programme organised by the Central Connecticut State University. Lecturer at postgraduate studies at the Warsaw University of Technology and the AGH University of Science and Technology in the field of transport, tariffs and regulatory affairs in the natural gas market. Author of numerous publications on natural gas tariffs and transportation.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Baltic infrastructure network capacity development and planning for next decades - Evaluating the scope of projects, growth potential for national-level companies and mergers for future development.

    12:00