Meet the finalists of the Business Review Awards competition

Newsroom 26/02/2018 | 15:46

Business Review proudly announces the finalists of the Business Review Awards, as the second stage of the judging process is completed. From a record number of candidates across all eleven categories with over 140 nominees, 55 made it to the short-list. 

Business Review Awards is the annual gala that celebrates the outstanding achievements of enterprises, business leaders and entrepreneurs who stood out from the crowd in 2017.

The competition is made possible with the dedication and valuable contribution of the jury members, who ensure the integrity of the process every year, applying professional assessment during the nomination and voting stages. The independent jury, composed of top representatives of Romania’s business community, evaluated the companies, initiatives, leaders and entrepreneurs that excelled in their area of business in the past year, according to the judging procedures.

The finalists of Business Review Awards competition are:

 

BEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE for Companies

  • Mega Image for “Blood Donation” project – “Product impossible to buy”
  • OMV Petrom for “Vocational Summer Camp” project
  • eMAG Foundation for “We care” project
  • BCR for “Money School on Wheels” project
  • Fundatia Vodafone Romania for ”Connecting for Good” program

 

BEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE for NGOs

  • Daruieste Viata – for building the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania
  • MagiCAMP for the Chair of Solidarity for MagicHOME
  • Teach for Romania for Leadership Summer Academy
  • Habitat for Humanity Romania for Big Build 2017
  • Lindenfeld Association for Growing GREAT project

 

COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY

  • ABB for National Centre for Direct and Assisted Training for Robotics
  • UiPath for UiPath Platform
  • Vodafone and OMV Petrom for NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT)
  • SAP Romania for Bucharest Data Science and Machine Learning center
  • DB Global Technology

 

BEST EMPLOYER INITIATIVE

  • Autonom
  • DB Global Technology
  • Mega Image
  • Tremend Software Consulting
  • Zitec

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

  • Dragos Anastasiu – Eurolines Group
  • Geo Margescu – Forte Partners
  • Mihai Rotaru – Clever Tech (Clever Taxi)
  • Iulian Stanciu – eMAG
  • Razvan Voica – Informal School of IT

 

EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

  • Alexandru Voiculescu – Purequad
  • Andrei Botescu – Pegas
  • Lavinia Vladu – CV30
  • Nicoleta Chirica – Iutta
  • Radu Savopol – 5 to go

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR

  • AXXESS Capital Partners for Bitdefender transaction
  • Coresi Business Park Office for being acquired by Immochan Romania
  • Sphera Franchise Group for its IPO
  • Clever Tech for selling Clever Taxi to Mytaxi
  • TeraPlast for buying Interlemind, Depaco and Politub

 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Isai – Salad Box, Narcoffee and Donuteria
  • Iulian Stanciu – eMAG
  • Omer Tetik – Banca Transilvania
  • Steven van Groningen – Raiffeisen Bank
  • Vasileios Stavrou – Mega Image

 

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

  • Banca Transilvania
  • eMAG
  • Kaufland Romania
  • Profi Rom Food
  • UiPath

 

BEST STARTUP

  • Clever Tech (Clever Taxi
  • CyberSwarm Inc.
  • Nalu
  • TypingDNA
  • Kinderpedia

 

LOCAL SMART INITIATIVE

  • Alba Iulia Municipality for its efforts to make Alba Iulia a Smart City.
  • Cluj-Napoca Municipality for Participatory Budgeting Cluj-Napoca
  • OMV Petrom for the Electric Hub
  • Vodafone Romania Foundation for Tandem – Visually impaired project (Smart Public Transport)
  • Immochan Romania for the largest urban regeneration project in Romania: Coresi District

 

BEST GREEN PROJECT

  • Banca Transilvania for Transylvania Forest project
  • Fundatia Conservation Carpathia – for its contribution to the conservation of the Carpathian ecosystem
  • Kaufland Romania for “Gradinescu” project
  • Raiffeisen Bank Romania for I’Velo Urban
  • Vacaresti Natural Park Association for The Birds of the City project

 

Business Review Awards Gala 2018 takes place on March 5, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest and has an audience of over 250 of the most influential top executives and investors, successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, officials and diplomats. The networking cocktails begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by the awards ceremony and celebratory dinner.

To participate at the event, please register online on the dedicated website or drop us a line at events@business-review.ro.

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