Download PDF: Business Review Magazine May 2024 Issue

Miruna Macsim 17/05/2024 | 17:27

The May 2024 issue of Business Review Magazine is now available in digital format, featuring the main cover story titled “RetuRO: a platform for collective action towards a brighter future”. To download the magazine in digital format fill out this form and we’ll make sure to send you a PDF copy.


Editorial: Towards more sustainable living

By Anda Sebesi, Editor-in-Chief, Business Review Magazine

“The pharmaceutical and healthcare services industry approached maturity in 2023 after a difficult few years. The pandemic forced the global healthcare industry to innovate and find solutions to previously unknown problems, but the local sector also saw problems in providing medical drugs and equipment without relying on imports. Though it is quite impossible for any country to become independent in the production of medicines or medical equipment due to the global nature of the R&D, it doesn’t mean that the local industry shouldn’t be supported to grow and better meet the needs of the population.

One of the major issues of the Romanian healthcare system is that it is significantly underfunded, receiving only 4.5% of the country’s GDP in 2024, unchanged from 2023 and close to the level of 2018, before the pandemic crisis. A budget allocation of 9% of the GDP for healthcare would bring us closer to the European standards.

Since a healthy society is a sustainable one, adopting the principles of circularity is one major step towards achieving this goal. This is why we’ve dedicated our cover story this month to the Deposit-Return System (DRS) and sat down with Gemma Webb, the CEO and president of RetuRO SGR, to talk about the system’s performance in less than half a year since its launch, as well as its long-term objectives. Officially introduced at the end of November last year, the Deposit-Return System (DRS) is a promising way for Romania to embrace the principles of circularity and become an example of best practices in the region.”

In this issue:

  • Who’s news:
    • Irina Peptine is the new Marketing Director for Schneider Electric Romania, Moldova, and Armenia.
    • Ana-Maria Nemtanu is the new Leasing Director of Hagag Development Europe.
    • Lucian Pruna has taken over as the new General Director of Mogo Romania.
    • Oana Radulea is the new Managing Partner of River Development.
    • Oriol Casellas has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer by Redport Capital.
  • PMI donates two drones worth nearly USD 700,000 to Border Police
  • Vista Bank supports Alive Wind Power One with EUR 13.9 million financing
  • MetLife Foundation invests EUR 52,000 in environmental protection actions in Romania
  • RetuRO: a platform for collective action towards a brighter future

  • Adrian Grancea: Highberg Solution is committed to consistent and sustainable growth
  • Medical innovation holds promise of a healthier society
  • Marius Istrate, TechAngels: This is the best time to launch a tech startup
  • Local entrepreneurial companies driving demand for adaptable workspaces
  • Launch Romania seeking to amplify growth of local startup ecosystem
  • Iulia Niculae-Cuciurean: Inspiring women in all walks of life
  • As seen in Paris: Brancusi, art is just the beginning
  • A movement that celebrates Eastern Europe’s coffee culture and entrepreneurship
  • Bucharest’s best summer gardens

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Anda Sebesi | JOURNALISTS: Aurel Dragan, Mihai Cristea, Miruna Macsim, Romanita Oprea, Oana Vasiliu

CONTRIBUTOR: Ovidiu Posirca

COPY EDITOR: Anca Alexe | PHOTO EDITOR: Mihai Constantineanu | PHOTOS: | ART DIRECTOR: Raluca Dumitru

PUBLISHER: Bloc-Notes Media Network ADDRESS: 82-98 Calea Grivitei, 1st floor, Hotspot Workhub, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER: Luiza Luca | SALES MANAGER: Alexandra Melenciuc


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: George Moise | GENERAL MANAGER: Catalin Alistari | USA MANAGER: Oana Molodoi | FOUNDING EDITOR: Bill Avery

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