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Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 09/03/2023 | 17:26

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Editorial: 25 leaders to watch in 2023

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

“2022 was a tumultuous year from an economic standpoint, at both the local and global level. Permacrisis was designated as the keyword of 2022 by the Collins English Dictionary, which paints a vivid picture of the fact that changes in the working context are becoming a constant daily challenge. The pandemic experience taught companies that they should be able to move fast, be aware of what their customers need, and learn how to better support them.

The pandemic and the pressures associated with the war in Ukraine were among the biggest sources of adversity for many companies in 2022, regardless of the industry in which they operate. Additionally, in sectors like IT, the fight for talent has also been intense, as there are many skilled workers who are living in Romania but working for western markets, which makes recruitment and retention more difficult for local companies, as western countries tend to pay better wages.

The 25-year anniversary edition of Business Review celebrates 25 leaders of some of the most succesful companies in Romania, all of whom have proven to be good at the anticipation game as they’ve been able to make good decisions even in these turbulent times. They have managed to generate growth for their companies by harnessing market developments and turning challenges into new business opportunities. They have also learned to not be afraid of taking risks and to always see the positive side of a new challenge, no matter how many disappointments they may experience on the way to success. Ladies and gentlemen, read on to learn all about Romania’s top business leaders!”


In this issue:

  • Who’s News: Mircea Scaunasu (general manager of Philip Morris Romania), Bartosz Ciolkowski (Mastercard’s General Manager for SEE), Evangelos Kalamakis (Managing Director of SOFMEDICA), Frank Loeffler (General Manager of Roche Romania), Mariya Popova (Bayer’s Head of Communications, Public Affairs, Science, and Sustainability in Romania, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Moldova)
  • News in brief: Romanian companies expect more insolvency proceedings related to data and consumer protection; Stericycle opens new medical waste sterilisation facility in Romania; Biofarm records a net profit of RON 70.9 million in 2022.
  • Romania must improve legislation to reach EU recycling targets
  • 25 Leaders to Watch in 2023 (main cover story)
    • Achilleas Kanaris, the CEO of Vodafone Romania: Shifting from telecom operator to technology company
    • Fulga Dinu, Country Manager at CPI Romania: Exploring new horizons while maintaining solid growth
    • Beatrice Dumitrascu, CEO Residential Division at One United Properties: A bold player on the Romanian real estate market
    • Lara Tassan Zanin, head of the EIB Group Office in Romania: Inclusive leadership fosters excellence
    • Antoniu Panait, managing director at Vastint Romania: A strong commitment to sustainable buildings
    • Mircea Turdean, CEO of Farmec: A local company growing into a regional player
    • Dr. Claudia Oanea, managing director of Siemens Healthineers Romania: Shifting from a traditional approach to an open strategy
    • Michele Nusco, CEO of Nusco Imobiliara: Supportive leadership gives teams the best chance to thrive
    • Maria Metz, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of NTT DATA Romania: Collaborative leadership guarantees success
    • Julien Munch, CEO of Carrefour Romania: Reframing obstacles as stepping stones to progress
    • Roxana Cîrcu, regional manager at Endava Central Europe: Fostering the local tech community to drive business growth
    • Zdenek Romanek, president and CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Romania: Improving customer experience through a customised approach
    • Cosmin Popovici, CEO of CreditAmanet: Strategic thinking and pace-setting skills are crucial for effective leadership
    • Silvia Sticlea, Country Manager at Nestlé Romania: Gaining an edge in business thorugh agility and adaptability
    • Lucian Enaru, country manager at Schneider Electric Romania, Republic of Moldova, and Armenia: Turning the energy crisis into an opportunity
    • Boualem Saidi, Senior Bayer Representative and Crop Science Country Group Head (CDH) at Bayer Romania, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Moldova: A purpose-driven business leader
    • Armand Doru Domuta, Chairman of the Board at Restart Energy Innovative Technologies AG: A business model that adds value to people’s lives
    • Murat Büyükerk, the CEO of Arctic: Leading by example, an Industry 4.0 pioneer
    • Dennis Selinas, the new CEO of Globalworth Group: A democratic leader at the helm of Globalworth Group
    • Dan Fiterman, general manager of Arcadia Hospitals and Medical Centre: From a single medical unit to a multidisciplinary structure
    • Horea Ratiu, managing director at .msg Romania: Focusing on outcomes instead of obstacles is what breeds success
    • Radu Mihailescu, CEO of RTC, part of Altex Holding: A year of unprecedented success and major investments
    • Vlad Buzoianu, CEO of Cluj Business Campus (CBC): A young visionary reshaping the Romanian office market
    • Farlei Kothe, CEO of Stefanini EMEA: A record-breaking year for Stefanini
    • Ioana Popa, general manager of Betfair Romania Development: Managing a top-performing local business of a global brand
  • Stejarii Residential Club has been setting the high standards for living for more than 14 years
  • Artificial Intelligence is not magic
  • SeedBlink looking to expand after mobilising EUR 115 million for startups
  • Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture programme officially open
  • Cultural calendar


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Anda Sebesi | JOURNALISTS: Aurel Constantin, Mihai Cristea, Deniza Cristian, Romanita Oprea, Oana Vasiliu

CONTRIBUTORS: Ovidiu Posirca, Claudiu Vrinceanu

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



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


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