Cristian Nacu, Senior Country Officer for Romania & Moldova at IFC, will be a speaker at the fifth edition of the Foreign Investors Summit, organized by Business Review between October 30 and November 1, at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest.
He will join the panel discussion “Harnessing Romania’s growth future” on the first day of the event (October 30), as well as the panel called “Roads to Romania – Hopes for better infrastructure” on the second day of the event (October 31) – more details available on the event page.
Romanian born and educated, with more than 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and privatization, Cristian Nacu is one of the most experienced and respected managers and investment professionals in the region.
For 10 years he has been Partner in Enterprise Investors, one of the largest and oldest private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe and he managed EI’s Representative Office in Romania.
In addition, for two years he has been also senior advisor of the President of the firm. Enterprise Investors has been one of the most active and successful private equity investors in CEE and Romania.
Previously, Cristian Nacu worked as investment professional for over 6 years for International Finance Corporation within the World Bank Group and for two years as top executive for Fondul Proprietatii de Stat, the former governmental privatization agency.
He also had a prestigious non-profit activity being board member or chairing many professional or non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of the board of Junior Achievement Romania, one of the world largest educational organization for entrepreneurial skills and has been for many years President of SEEPEA, the South Eastern European private equity association and board member of Nesst Foundation Romania, a supporter of social entrepreneurship.
Well recognized investment professional, he received numerous distinctions and awards. Cristian Nacu holds a degree from the Polytechnics University in Bucharest and completed multiple trainings in finance.
Since March 1, 2018, Mr. Nacu has been running the IFC office in Romania as a Sr. Country Officer.
About the Foreign Investors Summit
With a GDP increase of 7 percent in 2017, Romania is poised to remain among the European Union member states with the highest economic growth rates in 2018 as well. Moreover, after taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2019, Romania will be in a position to make its mark on the global stage. The local economy has remained on the radar of foreign investors resulting in fresh inflows of around EUR 4.5 billion in 2017. This figure is set to remain rather constant this year, according to analysts.
In the Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank, Romania was ranked 45th out of 190 global economies surveyed, ahead of fellow EU member states such as Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. Moreover, multinational companies have continued to create jobs and invest in local operations, while also supporting a burgeoning network of smaller firms as suppliers, which, in turn, created business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
Against this backdrop, Business Review organizes the fifth Foreign Investors’ Summit, which will bring together the main foreign business communities for a series of panels, dedicated workshops and keynote speeches in a bid to map Romania’s business future. You are invited to join us and discuss the opportunities entailed by Romania’s growth with top-level Romanian and foreign, service providers, high-ranking public officials and key decision makers!