The Business Champions of 2020 | Discover the winners of Business Review Awards 2021!

Mihai Cristea 16/06/2021 | 16:42

The curtains dropped last night on the 16th edition of the Business Review Awards Gala, BR’s headline event and an established landmark of the Romanian business scene, held at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. After more than one year of social distancing and online events, this year’s Gala was an exclusive offline event attended by more than 100 top representatives of the Romanian business world, entrepreneurs, investors, public figures, and officials, confirming once again the high standing of the Business Review Awards on the Romanian business calendar.


A big thank you goes to the Business Review Awards Partners: Bitcoin Romania (Platinum Partners), Apa Nova Bucuresti, Hagag Development Europe, IMMOFINANZ (Gold Partners), Superbet, VTEX (Award Partners), Regina Maria, The Private Healthcare Network (Health & Safety Partner).


The event, which celebrated the business champions of 2020, received over 170 nominations across its 11 award categories. 52 nominations made it to the final shortlist of the event, including the 17 outstanding personalities nominated in the 3 individual categories. But only 15 took home the Business Review Awards time-honored trophy, 11 winners selected by the independent jury for their exceptional results in 2020, and 4 special prizes awarded by Business Review for achievements that are not included in the event’s traditional categories.

1. Best CSR Initiative of the Year
Winner: Kaufland Romania, for Act for Water, A.P.A. 2020 edition. Award presented by Ionut Georgescu, Founder & CEO FEPRA International.


2. Best supporter of healthcare services | Powered by Immofinanz

Winner: Regina Maria, The Private Healthcare Network. Award presented by Fulga Dinu, Country Manager Operations IMMOFINANZ, and received by Greta Redeleanu, Marketing Director Regina Maria, The Private Healthcare Network


3. Business Review Special Award – Most Enduring & Adapted Romanian Brand

Winner: CEC Bank. Award presented by Anda Sebesi and received by Gabriel Pralea, Network Director CEC Bank.


4. Employer of the Year | Working Romania Champion | Powered by Superbet

Winner: Autonom Group. Award presented by Alina Amza, Group Wellbeing & Inclusion Director at Superbet, and received by Maria Tataru, Marketing Manager at Autonom.


5. Most Adaptive Business Model in 2020

Winner: Groupe Renault Romania. Award presented by Andrei Gemeneanu, Co-founder, Managing Partner at Morphosis Capital, and received by Simona Popovici, HR Director Groupe Renault Romania.


6. Business Review Special Award – Best Young CEO

Winner: Andrei Brumaru, CEO Carmistin


7. Innovator of the Year | Powered by Bitcoin Romania

Winner: Teach for Romania. Award presented by Reginald Ammons, Vice President Business Development Bitcoin Romania, and received by  Iulia Pielmuș, CEO Teach for Romania.


8. Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner: Dr. Wargha Enayati, Chairman Enayati Group. Award presented by Dragos Anastasiu, President AHK Romania.


9. Business Review Special Award – Most Influential Female Leader in Real Estate

Winner: Fulga Dinu, Country Manager Operations IMMOFINANZ


10. Excellence in Business | Powered by Apa Nova

Winner: Lidl Romania. Award presented by Irina Munteanu, CFO Veolia Romania & Deputy General Manager Apa Nova


11. Executive of the Year

Winner: Iulian Stanciu, Executive Chairman eMAG. Award presented by Marius Ghenea, Managing Partner Catalyst Romania.


12. Business Review Special Award – Best Preserver of Urban Heritage

Winner: HAGAG Development Europe. Award received by Anna Cohen, Head of marketing, Hagag Development Europe.


13. Most Dynamic Company of the Year | Powered by VTEX

Winner: Laptaria cu Caimac. Award presented by Cristi Movila, Country Manager VTEX, and received by Adrian Cocan, General Manager Laptaria cu Caimac.


14. Company with the Highest Social Impact in 2020

Winner: She is Mom. Award presented by Mihaela Bitu, CEO ING Romania and received by Alexandra Micu, CEO She is Mom.


15. Personality of the Year

Winner: Valeriu Gheorghita, the coordinator of the national coronavirus vaccination campaign in Romania. Award presented by Ramona Jurubita, President of the Business Review Awards Jury & Country Managing Partner at KPMG Romania.

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