Ramona Jurubita, Vice-President of Foreign Investors Council and Country Managing Partner at KPMG Romania & Moldova, will moderate the discussion in the panel dedicated to US investors titled “Business alliance for the future.” The session will start at 10:30 AM on day 2 of the Summit (October27), after the opening keynote speech of H.E. Mr. David Muniz, Charge d’Áffaires, Embassy of USA in Romania. Claim your FREE VIP invitation at BR’s Foreign Investors Summit 2022 and join an entire community of foreign investors, C-level executives and top business professionals.
Ramona Jurubita has been recently reelected to serve a second three-year term as Country Managing Partner of KPMG in Romania and Moldova. She will continue to coordinate the firm’s activities in providing high quality Audit, Tax and Legal and Advisory services to clients. As a member of the KPMG CEE Board, she also plays a key role in developing strategy at regional level and in the coordination of multi-country projects.
“In the first half of the year the Romanian economy advanced by 5.8%, well above initial expectations. Moreover, recent local business sentiment indices show that businesses feel, on average, rather positive about very short-term future economic conditions.” Says Jurubita.
A priority of Ramona’s second term will be to advance KPMG in Romania and Moldova’s Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) agenda, as set out in the firm’s ESG strategy. The strategy sets out the firm’s commitment to playing a positive role in the community and also to helping clients and the wider business community to do the same. The ESG Plan forms part of a coordinated global ESG strategy by member firms of the KPMG network and Ramona also contributes to this at regional level through her membership of the CEE Board.
Since her appointment as Country Managing Partner in 2018, KPMG in Romania and Moldova has followed a path of growth, extending its client base and range of services as well as increasing the number of its employees, in spite of the challenges of recent years. A key to the firm’s success has been its adaptability and the trust it enjoys. These qualities will continue to take KPMG in Romania and Moldova forward as it faces the new challenges of the current geopolitical and economic environments.
Ramona is closely involved in activities to support the business environment in Romania and Moldova, to promote economic growth and to improve the quality of life of the countries’ citizens. She plays a leading role in the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) and has served terms as President and Vice President. She currently remains a member of the FIC Board and Vice President.
“Investments in technology are emerging as supporting a consolidated trend. Funds for investment that would aid the digitalisation of businesses, for instance, are available via the Recovery and Resilience Facility over the next years. At the national level spending on information and communication technologies has already increased substantially over the last years, a trend that has accelerated during the pandemic. If in 2019 the sector accounted for around 10% of Romania’s GDP growth, this has risen constantly since then, reaching 13.6% in 2021 and an impressive 29% in the second half of 2022. This points towards the increased attention businesses pay to investments in technology as a means of improving both their productivity and customer experience”, concludes Ramona Jurubiță.