Who are the Business Champions of Romania? Discover the Winners of the 18th edition of Business Review Awards Gala

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 07/03/2023 | 15:12

The curtains dropped last night on the 18th edition of the Business Review Awards, the prestigious business awards gala organized by Business Review Magazine and an established landmark of the Romanian business scene, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest. We’re happy to announce that, once again, BR’s signature gala has drawn more than 180 excellent nominations, proving how coveted the established “angel wings” trophy is. Romania’s business champions of 2022 were decided by the esteemed Business Review Awards jury committee, comprised of 10 top professionals from various business sectors, and through a Popular Vote, in which almost 5000 people took part.

 

This year’s Gala was an exclusive event attended by almost 200 top representatives of the Romanian business world, entrepreneurs, investors, public figures, high officials, and top-ranking diplomats, confirming once again the high standing of the Business Review Awards on the Romanian business calendar.

The Awards, which celebrated the business champions of 2022, received over 180 nominations, with 62 of them making it to the final shortlist of the event, including the 12 outstanding personalities nominated for the individual awards. But only 18 took home the coveted Business Review Awards time-honored trophy. Discover the winners of the Business Review Awards Gala 2023, below:

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR: ENVIRONMENT AWARD

For its Zero-Waste Policy and reduced impact on the environment and biodiversity, raising the sustainability bar for the food sector in Romania the award goes to Transavia SA.

Winner: Transavia SA

 

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR: SOCIAL AWARD

For “Gust pentru sanatate” (A Taste for Health), a healthy nutrition educational program, targeting pre-teens and teenagers from five Romanian cities, the award goes to Carrefour Romania.

Winner: Carrefour Romania

 

EXCELLENCE IN CSR AWARD

For creating the only free digital tool to support victims of domestic violence in Romania, an app that has reached 10,000 unique users and has been used almost 32,000 times since its launch, the award goes to Vodafone Foundation Romania.

Winner: Vodafone Foundation Romania

 

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR: GOVERNANCE AWARD

For adopting a business model based on clear governance principles, which plays a key role in increasing performance and achieving objectives, the award goes to Banca Transilvania.

Winner: Banca Transilvania

 

BEST CONSUMER LENDING SOLUTION IN ROMANIA AWARD

For demonstrating great resilience in challenging market conditions and providing people and companies with accessible and secure financing tools, the award goes to tbi bank.

Winner: tbi bank

 

BEST ROMANIAN BRAND OF THE YEAR AWARD

One of the most successful IT companies in Romania and a global leader in the cybersecurity solutions market, the award goes to Bitdefender.

Winner: Bitdefender

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

For ranking at the top of the specialist charts, judged by job security, work atmosphere, and salary packages, with more than 9,200 employees nationwide, who serve 3.7 million customers, the award goes to Banca Transilvania.

Winner: Banca Transilvania

 

BEST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD

For paying special attention to human resources, working environment and conditions, and management style, while creating a culture crystallized around respect towards its employees, the award goes to Game World Romania.

Winner: Game World Romania

 

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

For the „Salvamont counts on Vodafone” project which increased Salvamont’s search capacity almost ten times by combining the power of artificial intelligence and drone technology, the award goes to Vodafone Romania.

Winner: Vodafone Romania

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

For launching the largest urban regeneration project in Romania, an investment of more than half a billion Euros, aiming to transform an industrial area into a vibrant area in Cluj-Napoca, the award goes to Iulian Dascalu, Founder & President, IULIUS Company.

Winner: Iulian Dascalu, Founder & President, IULIUS Company

 

OUTSTANDING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

For successfully running the Romanian operations of a global brand in a time of dynamic transformation for the company, the award goes to Dr. Claudia Oanea, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Romania.

Winner: Dr. Claudia Oanea, Managing Director Siemens Healthineers Romania

 

PUBLIC LISTED COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

For its fifth share capital increase operation, which raised 51.5 million euros, the largest ever share capital increase of an already listed issuer, the award goes to One United Properties.

Winner: One United Properties

 

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

For her work of transforming the company into a digitally focused consumer goods retailer and an integrated provider of complex mobility services, the award goes to Camelia Ene, CEO & Country Chairman, MOL Romania.

Winner: Camelia Ene, CEO & Country Chairman, MOL Romania

 

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARD

For raising the bar and standards of the local real estate industry and contributing to the revival and renewal of central areas in Bucharest, the award goes to Hagag Development Europe.

Winner: Hagag Development Europe

 

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA AWARD

For becoming a reference player in both residential and commercial developments over the past 25 years, building and successfully delivering important projects on the Romanian market, the award goes to Nusco Imobiliara.

Winner: Nusco Imobiliara

 

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF BUSINESS IN ROMANIA AWARD
For investing almost a quarter of a billion euros over the past 25 years and being a pioneer in the Romanian courier industry, actively participating in the development of this sector, the award goes to FAN Courier.

Winner: FAN Courier

 

EXCELLENCE IN CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AWARD

For exceptional contributions to philanthropy and multiculturalism, raising over 1 million euros through the annual IWA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar, the award goes to International Women Association.

Winner: International Women Association

 

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP IN MEDIA AWARD

For visionary leadership with a strong focus on innovation, setting new trends in terms of TV formats, the award goes to Ugur Yesil, CEO and Executive Board Member of Kanal D and Radio Impuls.

Winner: Ugur Yesil, CEO and Executive Board Member of Kanal D and Radio Impuls

 

Congratulations to all winners and shortlisted nominees, you are all champions of Romanian business!

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