Damian Zapłata Appointed as a New Member of R-GOL's Supervisory Board

Damian Zapłata Appointed as a New Member of R-GOL's Supervisory Board

In January this year, Damian Zapłata joined the Supervisory Board of R-GOL, a leading distributor of specialized equipment for football enthusiasts, professionals, and clubs in Central and Eastern Europe. With extensive experience in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing and data analysis, Damian will support the company in further expansion on the European e-commerce market and implementation of technological innovations.

R-GOL currently operates in 11 CEE markets and is a leader among specialized distributors of football products in the region. In recent years, the company has almost tripled the scale of its business thanks to fast-paced expansion abroad, as well as strengthened its position in existing markets. Currently, R-GOL intends to further develop its omnichannel sales strategy by taking advantage of modern technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence, and Damian Zapłata will be responsible, among other things, for the technological aspect of the value-creation plan. Additionally, he will also support the company in its international expansion. 

- It is my great pleasure to join R-GOL's Supervisory Board. I see great potential in this company that can be unlocked by improving its operational efficiency and utilizing technology, to provide the end customer with exceptional shopping experience. I'm also looking forward to working with the company's team and creating together innovative solutions for football enthusiasts in Central and Eastern Europe - says Damian Zapłata, new member of the R-GOL’s Supervisory Board.

In parallel to his role as a Supervisory Board member in R-GOL, Damian Zapłata holds office of a Venture Partner at, a venture capital fund that finances early-stage companies from Central and Eastern Europe. Damian also has a track-record of successfully managing the development of the largest online sales platforms in Poland and CEE. Prior to joining R-GOL, he was a Chief Executive Officer at, and before that he spent four years in the Allegro Group as Chief Sales Officer. He also gained experience as a board member at Lloyds Banking Group, CEO and chairman of the Management Board at First Data Corporation, and from managing PAYBACK Poland. Before joining the business community, he spent several years in various positions at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, including a partnership position.

- We very much appreciate Damian’s extensive experience and track record in developing and implementing strategies for e-commerce businesses.  We are confident that his experience will prove extremely useful to R-GOL. The company is already a leader in technological innovation in its industry and intends to strengthen this position in the upcoming years - says Łukasz Cyran, Managing Director at Innova Capital.

About R-GOL

R-GOL is the leading multi-brand distributor of football merchandise in CEE. The company currently operates in 11 countries in Europe. In addition to its core e-commerce channel, R-GOL also runs a network of 12 physical showrooms and works directly with over 1,000 football clubs, comprehensively meeting their needs.

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