Franz WeilerPresident Uniqa Asigurari CEO×
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.
Daniel AnghelVice President PwC Romania Tax Partner×
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.
Eric StabVice President ENGIE Romania Chairman & CEO, Executive President Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia×
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 Vice 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.
Liudmila ClimocBoard Member Orange Romania CEO×
With an experience of 19 years in telecommunications, Liudmila Climoc is the CEO of Orange Romania. Her mandate in Romania started on May 1st 2016, following 7 years under the same role at the company’s Moldavian subsidiary.
Liudmila joined the Group in 1998 at Voxtel (currently Orange Moldova) and held several managerial positions until 2008, when she was promoted from Chief Sales Officer to Chief Executive Officer. Under her management, Orange Moldova more than doubled its customer base to over 2.6 million customers, consolidating its leading position in the mobile market.
The experience accumulated in the previous years, offered Liudmila a significant advantage in implementing the strategy of Orange Romania on a highly competitive local market, such as Romania. Orange Romania’s leadership position on the market was reinforced due to sustained efforts to extend the network, becoming the operator with the widest 4G network in the country.
Offering the best customer experience is another core objective, therefore, starting 2016, under Liudmila’s mandate, Orange Romania launched the Orange Home service. Becoming an integrated operator, with both mobile & fixed services, was the answer to the customers’ request for simplicity, thus, covering all the communication needs, offering a complete Telco experience to the Romanians.
Liudmila is passionate about new communication technologies and a promoter of innovation and the digitalization process. The launch of the first smart city concept proof in Alba-Iulia, a project meant to bring positive impact in the local community, lies as a relevant example.
She is an experienced and active supporter of the CSR programs and philanthropy projects, both during her mandate at Orange Moldova, where she launched the Orange Moldova Foundation, and also during the current one, at Orange Romania, where she supports the Orange Romania Foundation’s activities.
Liudmila Climoc has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Moldova and holds an Executive MBA from the Newport University USA/ProEra Moldova program between 2011– 2013.
Alexey GolovinBoard Member KMG International Vice President Corporate Development×
Mr. Alexey Golovin coordinates the strategic development, mergers and acquisitions projects, public relations activities, the relations with governmental authorities and the sole shareholder. Alexey Golovin joined KMG International Group in November 2009 as Group Corporate Governance Director. In 2011 he was appointed as Group Marketing and Corporate Communication Director, being responsible for coordinating the Marketing, Brand Management, Public Relations and Internal Communication functions, later on being appointed as Managing Director of Strategy in 2015. Before joining the Group, Mr. Golovin has held various managerial positions in KazMunayGas Refining & Marketing and in Banking and Financial Institutions. Mr. Golovin graduated from the Faculty of Law “Adilet” and he also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Executive MBA Essec & Mannheim program.
Ramona JurubitaBoard Member KPMG Romania Senior Partner, Head of Tax and Legal Services×
Country Managing Partner of KPMG in Romania as from 1 October 2018, Ramona heads one of the largest consultancy firms on the Romanian market, offering Audit, Tax and Advisory services to Romanian and international clients. Ramona has almost 20 years of experience in tax, and is a member of several of the most important Romanian and international professional associations (CCF, CECCAR, ANEVAR, ACCA). With her detailed knowledge of the Romanian and international tax and law environments, Ramona brings essential skills in times of economic, political, and social uncertainty and transformation.
Ramona has been with KPMG since 1999, with an interlude from 2002 to 2006 working in the FMCG industry as a tax manager. She has played a key role in building up KPMG’s Tax practice over several years, as well as developing KPMG’s associated law firm TMO, a member of the KPMG Legal network. She became Head of Tax in 2014 and Head of Tax & Legal in 2016.
Throughout her career, Ramona has been closely involved in the activities of the FIC and other business associations, frequently participating in discussions with the authorities and giving input into FIC position documents such as the White Book. She has promoted dialogue with the authorities at all levels to encourage greater stability in legislation, encouraging the authorities to give the business community more opportunities to contribute their expertise to the legislative process, in the interests of promoting sustainable economic growth and enhancing Romania’s attractiveness to investors.
She has detailed expertise in particular on tax and legal matters, but also on a whole range of issues affecting business in Romania, drawing on her regular contact with KPMG clients from many sectors and on the expertise of her colleagues in one of the largest consultancy firms on the Romanian market. She is also keen to support strong public services, such as education and healthcare, and encourages KPMG staff to participate in community projects.
Ramona has Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, and in Law from the Romanian-American University. She also completed Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Services Firms Postgraduate programme. She is one of the most influential Romanian business women, as recognized by leading business publications, including Forbes and Business Magazin.
Established in 1994, KPMG in Romania now has more than 900 employees and offices in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi, Constanta and Chisinau (Republic of Moldova).
Farrukh KhanBoard Member Deloitte Romania Partner – Audit and Assurance×
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 has been heading the Energy and Resource practice of Deloitte Central Europe, with a cross functional team, across the Deloitte office in the region.
Sven MarinusBoard Member Sodexo Pass Romania CEO×
Sven MARINUS is CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services Romania since May 2017. Sven is managing the Romanian subsidiary that is the market leader on employee benefits, contributing to a sustainable and profitable growth, including through the digitalization of the main Sodexo services. For more than 50 years worldwide and for 20 years in Romania, Sodexo offers improved quality of life experiences for employees and is appreciated by employers who are able to build more attractive benefit packages to attract and retain talents; Sodexo Romania has recently launched the digital Turist Card ‘Turist Pass’ and has doubled the number of digital cardholders of its meal vouchers ‘Gusto Pass’ in less than a year. The Sports Card ‘7Card’ has launched the first full Mobile check-in system on the Romanian market.
Sven’s previous international expertise and involvement in many business community projects in all countries where he worked is a real support in leading the Sodexo Romania journey through the digital transformation and in developing partnerships with the Romanian business community. Prior to Sodexo, Sven studied in Belgium, Brazil and the United States, and worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Belgium where he acquired a vast experience in industries such as travel and airline business, media, consumer services and HR offers with Sabena, Brussels Airlines, Accor and the Alfacam Group. Sven has a wife and 3 kids and enjoys golf, tennis, reading and travelling. Sven speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and is currently learning Romanian.
Gustavo Navarro has more than 35 years leadership experience in Emerging Markets, specially Central&Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. He joined CRH Romania as Managing Director in 2016, having already a background of 15 years in the construction sector in countries like Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.
His professional exposure covers various industries, from electrical equipment (AEG/Telefunken) to pharmaceuticals (Merck), personal & health care (Kimberly-Clark), food packaging and processing (Tetra-Pack) and building materials (Holcim). In Serbia, Gustavo has been Board Member of FIC from 2006 to 2008 and President of the Business Leader Forum from 2008 till 2012 (first coalition of socially responsible companies in Serbia, established with the mission of stimulating the development of corporate social responsibility).
Gustavo, 55 years old, holds an MBA from Business School Lausanne in Switzerland and is a Certified Public Accountant. Argentinean born, he is also an Italian citizen. He has 2 daughters.
Matteo PatroneBoard Member EBRD Director, Regional Head of Romania and Bulgaria×
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.
Veronica SavanciucBoard Member MullenLowe Group President & CEO×
One of the founding members of the local media and advertising industry, Veronica has created, together with her partners, one of the most powerful communication groups in Romania. With 24 years of existence on the market, the group includes 6 agencies – MullenLowe (advertising), Initiative (media), Golin (PR), Profero (digital), Medic One (healthcare communication) and BPN (media) – that are partially owned by Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), one of the largest advertising holdings worldwide.
Veronica is very active in important professional and business associations such as the Foreign Investors Council (FIC), the Coalition for Romania’s Development, the International Advertising Association Romanian Chapter, the International Advertising Association (IAA), the Romanian Association of Advertising Agencies (UAPR), the Romanian Advertising Council.
At the same time, Veronica invests significant personal and professional resources to social causes such as education, healthcare and culture, being a founding or board member of different NGOs: Junior Achievement Romania, Renasterea Foundation and Hospice of Hope Romania.
She has a Master’s degree in Economics/International Trade, from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, and is a graduate of an Executive MBA program with ASEBUSS/ University of Washington.
Awarded “Most Admired Female Personality of the Decade in the Romanian Advertising Industry” by IAA and ranked among “Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World” by The Star Group USA, “Top 50 most influential women” by Forbes Romania, “Most powerful women in business” by Business Magazin, Veronica has played for the last 24 years a leading role in shaping and developing the Romanian communication industry.
Georgios StassisBoard Member Enel Romania CEO and Country Manager×
Mr. Georgios Stassis was appointed Country Manager of Enel in Romania in February 2016. Mr. Stassis has been with the Enel Group since 2007. As Enel Green Power’s Head of Eastern Europe & Egypt, he was responsible for EGP’s operations in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Egypt. Prior to joining EGP, Mr. Stassis was Executive Director of Strategic Projects & Procurement and a member of the Executive/Management Committee of Tellas Telecom, the biggest alternative telecom operator in Greece. Georgios Stassis is affiliated with a number of non-profit organisations, including as a Board member of several Institutions and Associations in the Balkans and Middle East. Mr. Stassis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degrees in Construction Management, from Kingston University, in the United Kingdom.
Vasileios StavrouBoard Member Mega Image CEO×
Vassilis is the CEO of Mega Image since July 2015. Prior to that role he has served Delhaize Group (Currently Ahold Delhaize) for 23 years in different fields (supply chain, food safety, Human resources & organizational development, business development and general management) and in deferent geographies.
He holds a M.Sc on food science and Technology and on Business administration.
Founded in 1995, Mega Image is the largest supermarket chain in Romania with a network of over 530 shops in Bucharest, Constanta, Ploiesti, Brasov, Cluj, Targoviste and other cities. Currently the company employes over 10,000 associates. The banners under which Mega Image operates are: Mega Image, Shop&Go and Gusturi romanesti.
Mega Image aims to offer daily quality services, a wide range of healthy, safe and nutritious products for good value for money. Mega Image is part of Ahold Delhaize, a world-leading international food retailer that operates in three continents.
Michal SzczurekBoard Member ING Bank Romania Country Manager×
Michal Szczurek (Polish, 1971) has been Chief Executive Officer of ING Bank Romania since 2012. Michal joined ING group in 1995 as investment manager. Later he was CEO of ING Pension Fund, CFO of ING Life&Pensions in Poland. In 2004 he join ING Bank Slaski as head of retail. IN 2009 he moved to TMB, Thailand to be chief retail banking officer.
Michal holds Master of Science in Economics from University of Warsaw and Columbia University, and he has also studied Law and IT.
Andre Vivan da SilvaBoard Member GSK Romania VP & Cluster Area Director, South East Europe×
Having a broad experience and a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, Andre Vivan da Silva is the General Manager of GSK Romania, since September 2016.
In his mandate in Romania, Andre is leading the GSK Romania’s management team towards competitiveness and performance and further alignment to Europe strategy. He is focusing on implementing innovative solutions and business model changes, which will contribute to increasing patients trust in the Pharma industry and particularly in GSK. In the same time, Andre continues to pursue GSK mission in Romania and to continuously work towards fulfilling GSKs promise to improve the life expectancy of Romanians and help them do more, feel better and live longer.
Andre joined GSK in 2009 as Specialty Business Unit Director, Brazil. In 2012, he was appointed Head of Academy, Commercial Excellence EMA leading on the region’s Operational Planning, Sales capabilities & training as well as Launch Excellence and in 2013 he was appointed Head of Business Planning, China. Before coming in Romania, he held the role of Vice-President Primary Care and Commercial Operations, Italy since 2014 and has strongly contributed in strengthening GSK’s competitiveness in Italy in the primary care business. In his previous professional experiences, Andre has held a variety of senior commercial roles in the pharmaceutical industry including Schering Plough, Organon, Lundbeck and Eli Lilly.
Andre is a strong believer in people capacity to continuously develop themselves and is passionate about coaching and mentoring young talents.
He has a Master in International Business Administration from Bournemouth University United Kingdom. Andre is Brazilian and is based in Bucharest with his wife and daughter.