MAŁGORZATA KRÓL

MAŁGORZATA KRÓL

Head of the Transport Logistics Department, PKP Cargo. With PKP since 1980. Her passion is to write books.

WORK

Employed in PKP’s structures since 1980. For 18 years I worked in PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe as a Traffic Controller and then in administration in the freight transport sector. I occupied different positions - from a Specialist in the then Marketing Department to Head of the Transport Organization and Technology Department. In 2009 I established from scratch the Logistics Department and now, following different restructurings, I’m the Head of the Transport Logistics Department.

Currently I work in PKP Cargo, in the Company’s Silesian Unit in Tarnowskie Góry. My work involves organization of freight transport in Poland and abroad. I manage a team of 18 people and supervise the transportation process. I have university education in economy (Management and IT). I also completed post-graduate studies in Marketing and PR and then Logistics. For my professional engagement, in 1992 I received the Silver ‘Leading Railway Person’ Award. In 2010, I was awarded with the ‘Railway Person of the Year’ statue and title awarded by the Directors Forum of the then PKP Cargo Silesian Unit. In 2013, I received from PKP S.A. the ‘Railway Person of the Year’ title and in 2015 the honorary ‘Person of Merit in Railways’ award.

PASSION

My passion is writing books, not only about railways. My literary career started in 1987, when I published my poems on the occasion of the Rybnik Literature Days. I’m the author of a youth novel entitled “Before chestnut trees blossom” and “In the shade of dreams”. My passion and creativity was described many times in the local press and fragments of my books were presented at author’s meetings. In addition, I cooperated with the Betezda publishing house on preparation of a railway monograph entitled “By Rail from Katowice to Racibórz” and “Tarnowskie Góry Station”.

I’m currently working on a volume of poetry entitled “Touch of Words”. Writing poetry I draw inspiration from music, art and the world around me. Sometimes, a single event, word or thought may become an impulse for writing several verses. As Maria Dąbrowska wrote, “letters and art are the sole witnesses of the times”.

I’m engaged in organizing events and in social and charitable activity. I have organized numerous events promoting railways, such as a tour of the Pope’s train from Wadowice to Olza, 150-years of railways in Rybnik and 160 years of the Racibórz-Chałupki rail line. I came up with the idea of donating the figure of Saint Catherine of Alexandria to the Christ King Parish in Czyżowice.

For my social and charitable activity I received the title of “Person of a Golden Heart” awarded by the committee appointed by the “U Nas” monthly.