Cristian SecoșanPresident Siemens Romania and Moldova 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.
Ramona JurubițăVice President 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 Director Eastern Europe×
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.
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 Partner, Board Member Deloitte Central Europe×
Dan Bădin is currently the Tax Partner, 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.
Mark DavisBoard Member EBRD Country Director – Romania & Bulgaria×
Mark Davis is the Country Director for Romania & Bulgaria, based in Bucharest. Prior to this, Mark was adviser to the VP Banking of EBRD.
Mark joined the EBRD as Head of Armenia. During his tenure, he led the expansion of the Bank’s overall business locally, contributed significantly to the creation of the Armenian Private Equity Fund, and helped deepen local capital markets.
Prior to joining the EBRD, Mark was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in Moscow having previously worked for Morgan Stanley in London. Mark began his career at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where he was a senior country economist.
Cătălina DoduBoard Member Atos IT Solutions and Services Atos Global Cybersecurity Services Presales Director and Country Manager Atos IT Solutions and Services×
Catalina is Global Presales Director for Cybersecurity Services Atos. Additionally, she runs the operations of Atos IT Solutions and Services Romania since February 2014. With an experience of over 20 years in IT, previous to being appointed Country Manager, Catalina managed the System Integration division of Atos Romania, and before that, she was Director of Product Management at Bitdefender. Catalina holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, as well as a Master degree in IT Project Management. In 2007 she graduated the Romanian Canadian MBA program.
Alexey GolovinBoard Member KMG International Chief Corporate Services Officer×
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.
Alexandru LupeaBoard Member EY Romania Assurance Partner, Executive Board Member, Markets Board Member, EY Private Leader for Assurance×
Alexandru is a finance professional with over 25 years of experience in audit, due diligence and corporate finance. He is a senior audit partner and member of the Executive Board of Ernst & Young in Romania. He is experienced at managing business units within service organizations, having been Assurance Leader for Romania and partner in charge of the firm’s regional offices in Timisoara, Cluj and Chisinau. Extensive experience in various countries in Central and Eastern Europe, having worked with clients in Romania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Serbia. He also has experience with clients in many industries, such as energy, natural resources, industrial products and FMCG. Alexandru holds an MSc in Engineering, a BSc in Economics and is a graduate of the TRIUM Executive MBA. He is also a member of various professional organizations such as the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA in UK), Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors (CAFR) and Romanian Expert Accountant (CECCAR).
Mircea MogaBoard Member Mega Image General Manager and President of the Board of Administrators×
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.
Paraskevas (Paris) NikolopoulosBoard Member COCA-COLA Country Manager×
Paris Nikolopoulos is the Country Manager for Coca-Cola in Romania since 2019. He has got a strong background in the Coca-Cola System, having held, for the last 17 years, several local and regional positions in Finance and General Management, across Europe.
As Country Manager, Paris Nikolopoulos has played a key role in the development of the business, focusing on the implementation of company strategies in the context of local realities. Together with the local teams and partners, Paris supported the portfolio diversification processes, oriented to the needs and preferences of consumers. At the same time, one of the priorities was the development of numerous initiatives aimed at delivering against sustainability goals as well as the global vision World Without Waste.
Throughout his career, Paris Nikolopoulos paid special attention to the people in the company, forming teams with a strong entrepreneurial mentality.
Paris Nikolopoulos studied economics at The University of Piraeus and holds a Master of Science degree from Lancaster University. Over time, he attended leadership and management programs at London Business School and Harvard Business School.
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.
Christina VerchereBoard Member OMV Petrom CEO and President of the Executive Board×
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.