Alejandro Hajdenberg (IMF) joins BR’s Foreign Investors Summit

Anca Alexe 23/10/2018 | 15:12

Alejandro Hajdenberg, Resident Representative for Romania and Bulgaria for the IMF, 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 hold a keynote speech during the first day of the event, October 30 – more details available on the event page.

Before being promoted in this new position, Argentine Alejandro Hajdenberg was IMF senior desk economist in Cyprus where he was involved in the financial assistance program that followed the crisis in 2013. Previously, he worked in Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay and Georgia. Also, before joining European team, Hajdenberg spent six years in the tax department, where he was involved in many issues related to fiscal policies.

He has 13 years experience within the International Monetary Fund and an PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago.

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!


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