Ramona JurubițăPresident KPMG Romania Country Managing Partner×
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).
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.
Franz WeilerVice President 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 AnghelBoard Member PwC Romania Tax and Legal Services Leader×
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.
Dan BădinBoard Member Deloitte Romania Tax and Legal Partner-in-Charge×
Dan Bădin is currently the Tax&Legal Partner in Charge, Deloitte Romania. Dan has over 20 years of professional experience, specializing in corporate taxation. He is actively involved in taxation advice on various aspects of investments in Romania, providing tax assistance to clients in the Financial Services, Energy, Retail or Telecom industries. He has coordinated over the time numerous projects both locally and internationally. Dan was involved in complex projects, his professional experience including a wide array of projects from tax reviews and tax audits, to assistance with mergers and acquisitions. Dan holds a Bachelor in Finance and Banking degree from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, and a post-graduate degree in Banking Management. He is also qualified as a tax consultant under Romanian law and is a member of International Fiscal Association.
Francois BlochBoard Member BRD Groupe Societe Generale CEO×
Bachelor of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris, François Bloch made his entire career within Société Générale, holding management positions in Société Générale’s brokerage subsidiary Fimat, in France, Germany and USA, and then in SocGen’s headquarters in Paris, as Head of Credit Risk on Financial Institutions and Country Risks department. Between 2012 and 2016, he was Deputy CEO and First Vice-President of Rosbank, SocGen’s Russian subsidiary. Since December 2016, he has held the position of CEO of BRD Groupe Société Générale. In July 2017, he was also appointed member of Société Générale Group’s Management Committee.
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.
Dana ConstantinescuBoard Member GlaxoSmithKline General Manager×
Christophe DridiBoard Member Renault Romania Managing Director, Groupe Renault Romania and President & CEO Automobile Dacia×
Born in 1969 in France, Christophe Dridi is an Engineer, graduate of Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Technologies de l’Ingénieur de Nancy (ESSTIN); he holds an MBA from the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD CEDEP).
After graduation, Christophe Dridi worked within Renault from 1993 to 2001, s Statistical method development engineer, then Reliability and statistical manager. In 2001, he joined Nissan in Tokyo, as Nissan Micra Japan Quality manager, then, in 2004, he was appointed Renault Mexico Quality Director (Mexico, Mexico city).
He pursued his career within Renault in 2005 as Plant Trim&Chassis manager (France, Sandouville), then Plant Engineering department manager in the same plant until 2008, when he becomes Customer incidentology manager - Megane III Excellence project chief.
Between 2009-2016 he works in Morocco, as Renault Casablanca plant Trim&Chassis senior manager, then Renault Casablanca plant Manufacturing general manager and Renault-Nissan Tangier plant Manufacturing general manager.
In 2016 he is appointed Renault-Dacia Pitesti Plant General Manager.
Since January 2019, he is CEO of Automobile Dacia and Managing Director of Renault Group in Romania.
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.
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.
Mircea MogaBoard Member Mega Image CEO×
Mircea is the CEO of Mega Image since October 1st , 2018. Prior to this role he has served Mega Image for 21 years, in different managerial roles in Commercial, Logistics, Retail Operations and IT.
The experience accumulated in previous positions is helping Mircea to continue the ascending trajectory in the development of Mega Image on a highly competitive retail market in Romania.
Mircea is a promoter of the sustainable and healthy food production and believes that retail market needs to permanently adapt and focus primarily on customer’s best interest.
Mircea has graduated “Polytechnic” University of Bucharest, Electric Engineering Faculty in June 1992, is married and has two daughters.
Founded in 1995, Mega Image is one of the largest supermarket chains in Romania, with a network of over 650 shops in Bucharest, Constanta, Ploiesti, Brasov, Cluj, Timisoara and other cities. Currently the company employees over 11,000 associates. The brands 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 on three continents.
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.
Cristian SecoșanBoard Member Siemens Romania CEO×
Cristian Secoşan holds the position of CEO of Siemens Romania and Moldova. With a nearly 30-year career in energy and engineering, he is one of the most experienced leaders in these fields.
Bachelor of the "Politehnica" University of Timișoara, Cristian Secoșan started his career at UCM Resita, as an engineer. Throughout his professional activity, he has held management positions in key energy and engineering companies such as ABB Romania and E.ON Furnizare Moldova. In addition, he also held Siemens CEO position from July 2009 to August 2012.
Between September 2012 and April 2015, he was member of Petrom Executive Board, responsible for the Division of Gas and Power, and then the General Manager of Romelectro, a company which he managed until he returned to Siemens Romania in October 2018.
Regardless of his position, Cristian Secoşan has always considered that people are the true strength of a company. An admirer of Simon Sinek, he believes that a true leader is an inspiration to the team and that, equally, every leader must learn from his team.
Christina VerchereBoard Member OMV Petrom CEO×
Christina Verchere holds a Master degree in Economics Science from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She started her career in 1993 and has spent over 20 years with an oil and gas supermajor, where she held numerous leadership positions in the UK, the US, Canada and Indonesia. Between 2012-2014, she has been the Regional President Canada of BP located in Calgary and between 2014 - 2018, she has been the Regional President of the Asia Pacific region, located in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board of OMV Petrom starting May 1, 2018.