Power distributor and provider Electrica S.A. has a new board of directors after the general meeting of shareholders on Monday, the company announced. The new board is composed of seven members: Arielle Malard de Rothschild, Michael Boersma, Cristian Busu, Ioana Alina Dragan, Corina Popescu, Bogdan Iliescu and Pedro Alvarez.
Arielle Malard de Rothschild is the founder of the emerging markets division at Rothschild & CIE Investment Bank and is managing director and vice president for Eastern Europe at Rothschild & CIE, and Chairman of the Board for CARE France. She holds a doctorate in international economics at the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Since September 2014, she has been a member of the Board at Electrica SA.
Cristian Busu is a lecturer at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest since 2011 and is currently secretary of state in the Ministry of Energy. He served as director at the central branch of Marfin Bank in Bucharest. Since September 2014, he has been a board member at Electrica SA.
Ioana Alina Dragan has been, since November 2015, an interim board member at Electrica SA. Previously, she was a member of the board at Nuclearelectrica. Currently, she is working in the Ministry of Energy, as head of the general directorate of privatization and administration of State ownership in energy. She has a degree in economics, graduated from the Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Markets at ASE Bucharest. She graduated WU Energy Expert program of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Corina Georgeta Popescu is a state secretary at the Ministry of Energy. She is a member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems, Study Committee “Island Cables” (CIGRE), the Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania (AFFER) and Romanian National Committee of World Energy Council (CNR-CME). She graduated from the Faculty of Energy at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and obtained certification in management from The Open University.
Michael Adriaan Maria Boersma is a senior consultant, president and board member of various companies, foundations, institutions and consultative bodies. He teaches corporate governance at the University TIAS in the Netherlands. Since September 2014, he has been a board member at Electrica SA.
Bogdan George Iliescu is the executive director of BRD – Groupe Societe Generale Corporate Finance Department. He graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and holds a Master’s degree in management. He has a solid knowledge and extensive experience in finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and capital markets, strategic advisory and restructuring.
Pedro Mielgo Alvarez has held over the years executive and non-executive positions in very large companies, among them being president and CEO of Red Electrica Spain and non-executive chairman in Madrilena Red de Gas (from 2011 to present). He graduated the Polytechnic University of Madrid and followed several specializations, including at Stanford University.