Membership

Board of Directors

  • Eric Stab

    Eric Stab

    President ENGIE Romania Chairman & CEO, Country President Romania & Poland
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    Eric STAB is Country Manager for Romania and Poland and Chairman and CEO of ENGIE Romania.

    Eric joined the Group in 1991. He held various management positions in Germany (Gaz de France Deutschland GmbH & GASAG), France (Head of European Gas Sales) and the UK, where he was CEO of Gaz de France’s energy sales and electricity generation affiliate from 2004 until 2008 when he was appointed at the helm of GDF SUEZ’s energy activities in Eastern Europe and Chairman of its Romanian affiliate, being first based in Austria, then in Romania.

    Eric is also President of the Foreign Investors Council and a member of the Steering Board of the Coalition for the Development of Romania, created at the initiative of the Prime Minister and of all major Romanian and international business organizations.

    He holds a Master in Management degree from ESCP Europe in Paris and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

  • Daniel Anghel

    Daniel Anghel

    Vice President PricewaterhouseCoopers Romania Tax Partner
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    A former official of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Daniel Anghel joined PwC in 1997. Daniel Anghel leads the PricewaterhouseCoopers Romania Indirect Tax Group.

    He is an expert in VAT, customs and international trade, specialising in issues related to the management of Indirect Tax risks, planning to minimise the impact of Indirect Taxes and the optimisation of cross-border operations. Earlier this year Daniel was appointed as the new Ethics and Business Conduct leader for PwC Romania.

    Daniel has a Degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, and a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University through the London Business School. He is a board member of the CEE/CIS Indirect Tax Executive. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Tax Consultants.

    Daniel has been seconded to The Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and The Czech Republic for 6 months to get a better understanding of where the practice / country would be heading immediately following the Romania's EU Accession.

    Daniel has been working continuously for clients in a large range of industries, out of which the more representative are Automotive, Oil & Gas, Industrial Products, Telecommunication, Retail and Consumer.

    He lobbied effectively to amend the Fiscal Code and the Fiscal Procedural Code and also contributed to assisting the Romanian Ministry of Finance in transposing the VAT directive into the Romanian legislation between 2006-2008. He is also constantly involved in environment-related matters both by proposing amendments to the relevant legislation (e.g. waste management) and by offering assistance to clients.

  • Mihai Bogza

    Mihai Bogza

    Vice President Bancpost Chairman of the Board of Directors
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    Mr. Mihai Bogza has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bancpost since May 2005. Between 2009- 2011 he was also CEO of the Bank. Bancpost is a top 10 Romanian bank, subsidiary of Eurobank EFG Greece.

    From 1998 to 2004 Mihai Bogza was Vice Governor of the National Bank of Romania, in charge with coordinating regulation, authorization and prudential supervision activities. In this capacity he was directly involved in the banking sector restructuring process conducted during the 1999-2000 period.

    From the end of 1998 till June 2003 , Mr. Bogza was also Chairman of the Board of the Deposit Insurance Fund of the Banking System. Previously, he was Chairman & CEO of the Romanian EXIMBANK, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Pater Bank and General Director in the Romanian Ministry of Finance, leading the General Division for Financial Relations with International Organizations.

    Mr. Bogza is also member of the Board of TransFonD, the Romanian interbank payment company, and member of the Advisory Board of the Romanian Banking Institute.

    He holds a PhD in Finance from the Romanian Academy of Economic Studies.

  • Kinga-Agnes Daradics

    Kinga-Agnes Daradics

    Board Member Mol Romania Petroleum Products Country Chairman & CEO
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    Mrs. Kinga Daradics has been appointed the Country Chairman of MOL in Romania and Chief Executive Officer of MOL Romania in May 2011. She started her career within MOL Group as a sales support assistant, and in the following years she gained experience and extensive know-how in different business areas as expert, operations manager or business line head. Prior to her current position she led the Card Products division of MOL Group, coordinating the activity of 9 countries in CEE and strategic cross-European partnerships. 

    She has a bachelor's degree in Marketing, a Master's degree in Management Strategies, both from Babes-Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, Romania. She also holds an Executive MBA degree from University of Sheffield, and currently she is enrolled into a MOL Group Leadership Program, made by Thunderbird Arizona, USA. She is an active member of the business community in Romania: board member of the Hungarian Business Association in Romania, board member of the Sapientia Foundation and she is among the founders of a special college in Cluj. 

    MOL Group is an integrated, independent, international oil and gas company, and has operations in over 40 countries, with more than 1700 filling stations, 4 refineries and significant upstream portfolio. MOL in Romania covers the Romanian operations of MOL Group, encompassing upstream, as well as downstream activities. As downstream, MOL Romania has over 1 billion USD turnover, being top 10 tax payer in Romania. MOL Romania ensures jobs for over 2400 people employed at MOL Romania or at our 150 filling stations. MOL Romania operates 2 fuel depots, with B2B (wholesale, card, bitumen, LPG, petchem, lubricants) and B2C businesses (loyalty programs, promotions, service station operation) activities. 

  • Mariana Gheorghe

    Mariana Gheorghe

    Board Member OMV Petrom CEO
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    CEO and President of the Executive Board of Petrom SA, Member of OMV Group, since June 2006.

    Besides the functions of Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board, Mrs. Gheorghe is responsible also for Corporate Strategy& Investor Relations, Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Affairs & Compliance, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs and Health/Safety/Environment.

    Before joining Petrom, Mrs. Gheorghe has been with the EBRD in London for almost 13 years, managing a wide range of international financing transactions in SEE on various industries and working extensively with Romanian companies and Petrom.

    Mrs. Gheorghe was appointed also as member of the Board of Directors of Petrom, representing EBRD as shareholder, since January 2005 until April 2006.

    Between 1991 and 1993, Mrs. Gheorghe was Deputy General Manager with the Finance Ministry of Romania, in charge of International Financing Relations Directorate.

    Mrs. Gheorghe has been actively involved in different associations holding different position as: President for Corporative Governance Institute (IGC); Vice-President for Foreign Investor Council (FIC) and ASPEN Institute and member of World Energy Council (WEC) and Romanian Association for the Club of Rome (ARCoR).

    The collaboration with FIC started in 2007 when Mrs. Gheorghe was elected as Board Member. In following years she was appointed Vice-president.

    Mrs. Gheorghe graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies and from the Law Faculty in Bucharest as well as from the Corporate Finance program from London Business School in UK.

  • Steven Cornelis van Groningen

    Steven Cornelis van Groningen

    Board Member Raiffeisen Bank President & CEO
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    Mr. Steven Cornelis van Groningen is an expert of the Central and Eastern Europe banking market and over the past 10 years he has been on top management positions in subsidiaries of Western-European banks in Romania, Hungary and Russia. He managed the start up of ABN Amro subsidiary in Bucharest. Beginning with June 2001 he became a Vice-President of Banca Agricola-Raiffeisen, and in February 2002 he was appointed President. After the merger of Banca Agricola-Raiffeisen with Raiffeisenbank (Romania) he became the President of the resulting bank, Raiffeisen Bank. He is a Dutch citizen and graduated from Leyden University in The Netherlands, majoring in Corporate Law. He has been a resident in Romania since 2005. 

  • Farrukh Khan

    Farrukh Khan

    Board Member Deloitte Romania Partner in Charge – Assurance and Risk Services
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    Farrukh is a partner at Deloitte Romania in assurance and advisory services. Starting his career in UK in 1994, he moved on to Deloitte in Singapore before moving to Central and Eastern Europe and based in Romania in late 2001.

    As a practitioner working in these different geographies, from a relatively stable economy of UK at the time moving to a fast growing economies of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and then Romania during and after EU accession, gained a thorough understanding of fundamentals as well as practicalities of business environment and corporate and fiscal legislative framework of these markets. During this period, apart from provision of assurance services, he also lead special transactions such as restructuring exercises during the Asian currency crises while in Singapore to some of the largest privatization transactions in Romania.

    Over these years he has served a number of multinational and national large corporations both private and public, within consumer, retail, Technology, Manufacturing, Energy as well as state institutions/companies. For the last three years, he heads the energy and resource practice of Deloitte Balkans with a cross functional team across the Deloitte offices in the region identified as Deloitte Balkans.

  • Bruno Leroy

    Bruno Leroy

    Board Member Leroy si Asociatii SCA Founder and Managing Partner
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    Bruno is the founder and Managing Partner of Leroy si Asociatii SCA (2014) and former Head of the Bucharest Office and Managing Partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel (1998 - 2014). Bruno is a lawyer specialized in business law. Bruno has advised on headline mergers & acquisitions and real estate transactions on the Romanian market, as well as on sensitive European law and competition matters. Bruno has provided advice to a number of European groups on the privatization of state-owned companies and infrastructure projects in Romania. 

    President of the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France since 2010, Member of CCIFER’s Board of Directors, he also served for 6 years as representative of the French business community to the Supervisory Board of Lycée Français Anna de Noailles.
     

  • Matteo Patrone

    Matteo Patrone

    Board Member EBRD Director, Regional Head of Romania and Bulgaria
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    Matteo Patrone has over 20 years of experience in finance and industry. In 2008 he joined the Corporate Equity team of the EBRD where he was supervising equity transactions with a focus on Western Balkans, Poland and Russian Federation.
    From  2012 to 2015 he was the Director of EBRD Resident Office in Serbia where the Bank has a portfolio of 2.4 Bn Eur.
    Prior to the EBRD he was the Managing Director of the private equity arm of Finanziaria Internazionale, an Italian merchant bank, where he spent 10 years investing in a broad range of sectors.
    Before that, he was a Senior Manager of Accenture Strategic Services in Milan and worked as project engineer and export sales manager in ENI and Finmeccanica groups in the UK and Italy.
    He holds an MBA from Insead and an MS degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Genoa University.
    He is married and has a son.

  • Richard Perrin

    Richard Perrin

    Board Member KPMG Romania Partner, Head Advisory
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    Richard has been a Partner at KPMG in Romania since 2005 and is currently leading the Advisory practice. He has significant experience in audit and financial advisory services and has headed teams carrying out audit and advisory services for large multinationals, as well as small and medium-sized entities, mainly in industrial and consumer markets, construction and real estate, infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare. He is one of the 25 foreign trade counsellors for France in Romania, who are attaches to the French Embassy. Richard is well-known as the Vice President of the Board of the French - Romanian Chamber of Commerce. During his time in Romania, Richard has supported numerous foreign investors as clients and has been closely involved in promoting a business-friendly investment climate.

  • Veronica Savanciuc

    Veronica Savanciuc

    Board Member Mullen Lowe Group President & CEO
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  • Shachar Shaine

    Shachar Shaine

    Board Member U.R.B.B. - Tuborg Romania President
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    Shachar Shaine, 47, graduated from Technion University in Haifa, after which deepened knowledge through Executive MBA from Bradford University. It has an experience of over 17 years in marketing and sales in FMCG and industrial projects in the planning. Located in Romania since 1999, Shaine has occupied for three years the position of Marketing Vice-President URBB and then another two years was Vice President Marketing & Sales URBB. From 2004 to 2010, he was the company’s President and CEO. In 2008 he was as chairman of the Romanian Brewers Association, an organization representing the professional interests of the brewing industry in Romania. In June 2009 he was appointed chairman of the Foreign Investors Council. Shachar Shaine was appointed again the president of United Romanian Breweries Bereprod (URBB) brewer, as of February 1, 2016.

     

  • Ravinder Takkar

    Ravinder Takkar

    Board Member Vodafone Romania CEO
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    Ravinder Takkar has been CEO of Vodafone Romania since May 2014. Previously, Mr. Takkar has been CEO Vodafone Partner Markets since January 2012, up to now. During this time, he has ensured business growth by expanding Vodafone’s footprint with the addition of new partners which include Zain Group (Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordon, Saudi Arabia and Iraq), Plus GSM (Poland), Vodafone Brasil (Brazil), FarEasTone (Taiwan) and Vinaphone (Vietnam).

    Ravinder Takkar joined Vodafone in 1994 and has held a variety of senior roles in both Vodafone Group and Vodafone’s joint venture companies, including EBU Director and Strategy Director of Vodafone India, Group Product Development Manager for Vodafone Live, Chief Technology Officer for Vizzavi and other operating roles in Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Portugal. Mr. Takkar was a board member of Vodafone India and Indus Towers (a joint venture between Vodafone India, Airtel and Idea).

    Prior to joining Vodafone, Mr. Takkar was a management consultant at DMR Group.

    Ravinder Takkar, 46 years old, has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Indian born, he is also a US citizen.

    Vodafone Romania is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies which provide a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2015, Vodafone had 446 million mobile customers and 12 million fixed broadband customers.

  • Franz Weiler

    Franz Weiler

    Board Member Uniqa Asigurari CEO
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    Born in Salzburg, Austria, Mr Franz Weiler has over 35 years of experience in various European insurance markets. His career began in 1979 in the company Bundesländer Versicherung AG, Salzburg, as Manager for non-life insurance damages, after which he attained the position of Director for risk-taking in non-life insurance with Salzburger Landes - Versicherung AG Salzburg, in 1996. Before reaching the position of CEO with UNIQA Insurance Serbia, he worked as executive director of UNIQA Insurance in Zagreb (2005-2006), before which he also worked in Croatia as project manager for insurance program optimization in ‘UNIQA Osiguranje d.d.’ Zagreb (2004).

    Starting December 2014 he was appointed CEO & CSO of Uniqa Asigurari SA. In this position he aims to continue to implement the strategic objectives of the company regarding profitability, new portfolio structure and optimization of sale activity.