Executive fired over film fund


Controversy over the funding of a film called The Curse of the Pharaoh has cost one of Poland’s most successful chief executives his job.

Ludwik Sobolewski, president and chief of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, was fired over allegations that he approached companies listed on the bourse to finance the film, which would star his girlfriend, Anna Szarek, a former staffer in the WSE’s PR department

Mr Sobolewski denied doing anything improper. He was suspended in December after refusing an offer to resign quietly, and was formally removed yesterday. – @ The Financial Times Limited 2013