Bucuresti, 13 June 2012 - the FIC's new Board of Directors elected, yesterday, the four members of the executive management: President, Vice Presidents, and Treasurer.
The executive management team, with a mandate until May 2013, consists of:
||Name & Company
||Steven van Groningen, President & CEO, Raiffeisen Bank
||Eric Stab, Chairman, Country Manager, President & CEO Eastern Europe, GDF Suez Energy
||Jean Valvis, President & General Manager, Valvis Holding
||Daniel Anghel, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Romania
The new Board of Directors will focus on proposes developing the dialogue with the governmental and non-governmental stakeholders which would lead to sustainable economic and employment growth, competitiveness and inequities reduction.
Mr. Steven van Groningen, the new President, elected for the second year in a row, reinforced the FIC commitment to continue its mission of improving Romania's business environment, economic development and, free market mechanisms for the benefit of investors’ community and society at large.
Mr. van Groningen also addressed a special thanks to all FIC’s members who have dedicated time and knowledge in the continuous work of developing the business environment, thus showing their commitment to the Association’s mission.
During the last mandate, FIC launched the 2011 White Book and updated the measures of the Program for Economic Growth, which are two landmark documents that reflect the business community’ concerns but also their solutions for economic development. Moreover, the work of FIC through its Task Forces has constantly formulated policies and programs proposals in order to make Romania more attractive as an investment destination.
The main topics proposed by Mr. van Groningen for his second mandate in leading FIC’s activity are: (1) to continue the dialogue with the authorities and other stakeholders for the measures that proved to have a positive impact on economic growth and competitiveness enhance; (2) to increase the absorption rate of the EU funds and the efficiency of their spending; (3) to revitalize the economy’s financing through the Capital Markets; (4) to strive for public and private investments in those sectors with strong potential to help economic growth; (5) to foster an business environment that is conducive to macroeconomic stabilization.
FIC belief is that the challenge for the business environment is now more than ever to work with the government and jointly address issues of concerns so to overcome the obstacles to stronger economic growth and greater competitiveness
"Romania competes with many other countries for scarce resources and investments. Now, more than ever it is our duty as long-term investors on the local market to make joint efforts with the authorities to better position Romania on the investors‘ map", stated the FIC President.
The general assembly of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) elected, on 8 May, a new Board of Directors. According to the constitutive act of the organization, the mandate of each Board is for one year, between the two General Assemblies of the organization.
The members of the new Board are as follows:
- Daniel Anghel, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Romania
- Mihai Bogza, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bancpost
- Radu Enache, Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard
- Jean-Francois Fallacher, CEO, Orange Romania
- Mariana Gheorghe, CEO, OMV PETROM
- Steven van Groningen, President & CEO, Raiffeisen Bank
- Farrukh Khan, Audit Partner, Energy & Resources Industry Leader, Deloitte Romania
- Jerome Olive, General Manager - Renault Group Romania, Chief Operating Officer - Automobile Dacia
- Claudia Pendred, Director, Romania, EBRD
- Pascal Prigent, VP and General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
- Veronica Savanciuc, President & CEO, Lowe & Partners Group
- Eric Stab, Chairman, Country Manager, President & CEO Eastern Europe, GDF Suez Energy
- Serban Toader, Senior Partner, KPMG Romania
- Jean Valvis, President & General Manager, Valvis Holding
- Markus Wirth, President of the Board of Administration, Holcim (Romania)