Romania, CEE Region, Europe as a whole, and the entire world needs business and political leaders that will shape the organisations and the societies at large in order to cope with this post-crisis-post-truth era.

In the challenging times we are living in today, Forbes CEE Forum 2017 will focus, at the 100 year’ anniversary of Forbes brand, on leadership.

On September 25-26, journalists from the worldwide Forbes network along with international political, business and financial leaders and personalities from all over the world will join the debates of Forbes CEE Forum 2017 on the main topic of the event “Leadership matters! The next 100 years”.

The Forum will gather 400 senior policy makers, high profile investors and industry thought leaders, senior or board-level attendees from local and regional corporations, C-level managers and authorities.

The first event of such magnitude and scope in Romania, tackling present issues that are at the core of regional politics in South, Central and Eastern European areas, the Baltic countries and the Middle East.
September 25th-26th 2017, Bucharest
InterContinental Hotel - Ronda Ballroom
1st DAY
8.00 - 9.00
Delegates` registration & welcome coffee
8.00 - 9.00
Delegates` registration & welcome coffee
Welcome address & official opening of the Forum

Ionut Bonoiu, Editor in chief Forbes Romania
Ilan Laufer, Ministrul pentru Mediul de Afaceri
Anca Magdalena Chiser, Secretar de stat Ministerul Economiei
Elena-Oana Iacob, Secretar de stat Ministerul Finanţelor Publice
Adrian Vasilescu, Consultant de strategie la Banca Națională a României
09.00 - 10.00
3rd Session
Official opening of the Second Day & Sum-up of Day 1
Ionuț Bonoiu, Editor in Chief Forbes Romania
Mihai - Viorel Fifor, Ministrul Apărării Naționale
H.E. Marcin Bartlomiej Wilczek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Romania
Giorgi Isakadze, Editor in chief Forbes Giorgia
Maija Goluboviča, Former Managing Editor Forbes Baltics
1st Session
Setting the global agenda

Moderator – Ionuț Bonoiu, Editor in chief Forbes România
H.E. Osman Koray Ertaș, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Romania
Ernest J. Abisellan, Economic Counselor Of USA Embassy in Romania
Ion Sturza, Fost prim-ministru al Republicii Moldova, antreprenor
Iulian Stanciu, CEO eMAG
Dragoș Anastasiu, President of German Chamber of Commerce
10.00 - 12.00
4th Session
The new rules of LEADERSHIP
Charles Crocker, CEO British Chamber of Commerce
Jaak Mikkel, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Romania – AmCham Romania
Florin Pogonaru, President of Romanian Association of Businessmen


Teofil Mureșan, President of board of Directors Electrogrup
Ana Maria Mihăescu, Former Regional Manager of IFC, the World Bank investment division
Mark Hilton, CEO Sphera Franchise Group
Dan Isai, Founder of Salad Box
2nd Session
Finding growth

Okan Yurtsever, General Manager Garanti Leasing
Christian Von Albrichsfeld, General Manager Continental România
Rudolf Vizental, CEO CIT Resources, part of CITR Group
Christian Rodseth, Managing Director Janssen

Mircea Turdean, CEO Farmec
Gheorghe Piperea, Profesor Universitar Doctor Avocat RomInsolv
Mircea Varga, CFO Țiriac Group
Ciprian Lăduncă, CFO & CSR Executive Metropolitan Life
Valentin Lupu, Associate Director Knight Frank România
12.00 - 13.00
5th Session
Digital transformation of the business models
Andre Vivan da Silva, General Manager GSK Romania
Cătălin-Dumitru Samara, COO Hypermarkets Carrefour Romania
Teodor Bildăruș, Founder of Sofintellingence
Oana Păun, Director Marketing Maurer Imobiliare

13.30 Lunch and Networking
13.00 - 13.30
6th Session
Trends for the next 100 years

Camelia Niță, Managing Director TMF Romania
Rareș Florea, CEE Commercial Manager FitBit
Alina Frâncu, RRP – Reduced Risk Products Manager Philip Morris
13.30 Lunch and Networking
Ionuţ MişaIonuţ MişaMinistru
Ministerului Finanţelor Publice
Ion SturzaIon SturzaFost Prim Ministru al Republicii Moldova
Fribourg Capital
E S Paul BrummellE.S. Paul BrummellAmbasador
Ambasada Regatului Unit al Marii Britanii şi Irlandei de Nord în România
E.S. Marcin WilczekE.S. Marcin WilczekAmbasadorul Poloniei
Osman Koray ErtaşOsman Koray ErtaşAmbassador of the Republic of Turkey to Romania
Jaak MikkelJaak MikkelPresident / General Manager
AmCham / Coca Cola HBC
Charles CrockerCharles CrockerCEO
Dragos AnastasiuDragoș AnastasiuPresident
Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce
Dragoș Anastasiu, President Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
Dragoș Anastasiu is The President of Eurolines Romania Group, which brings together the largest travel agencies network in the country (representing TUI brand in Romania) and one of the leading carrier of passengers (Eurolines). Since 2011, the agency network of TUI brand in Romania Eurolines is the best in the tourism market worldwide.
Since 2015 he joined also the hospitality industry by purchasing a 4-star resort in Danube Delta - Green Village.
Under his leadership, Eurolines Romania Group has developed continuously and it is today a reference group in transport and tourism in Romania.
Abroad has developed business in Germany and Moldova. Eurolines Group today integrates a total of 22 companies.
Dragoș Anastasiu was always involved in associative activities, first as President of the Association of Private Carriers (ACPR), then as President of the National Association of Travel Agencies in Romania (ANAT), trying, through collective projects, to support the evolution of industries represented.
He is currently President of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the "Romanian Business Leaders Foundation România".
Dragoș Anastasiu is interested in increasing the quality of services, new business opportunities and know how transfer by collaborators and the young generation. He supports also development of start-ups in various business lines other than those existing in its own portfolio.
Dragoș Anastasiu believes in courage of every entrepreneur starting out and appreciates the rational business ideas, accompanied by a pragmatic approach.
Ana Maria MihăescuAna Maria Mihăescufost manager regional al IFC
divizia de investiţii a Băncii Mondiale
Michael SchmidtMichael SchmidtPresident
Automobile Bavaria Group
Christian von AlbrichsfeldChristian von AlbrichsfeldDirector General
Continental Automotive Romania
Iulian StanciuIulian StanciuCEO
Okan YurtseverOkan YurtseverGeneral Manager
Garanti Leasing
Okan Yurtsever, General Manager of Garanti Leasing
Okan Yurtsever is the General Manager of Garanti Leasing, which together with Garanti Bank and Garanti Consumer Finance constitute Garanti Group Romania, one of the most dynamic and innovative financial Groups present on the local market.
Before taking over the top management position with Garanti Leasing, in September 2010, Okan Yurtsever was the Director of the Retail Banking and Bancassurance Division of Garanti Bank, since April 2007.
Okan started his banking career in 1996, in Isbank Turkey and the next year he joined Turkiye Garanti Bankasi (TGB), where he held different positions in areas such as treasury, auditing, and network management. Additionally, he was involved in long-term projects like Business Process Re-Engineering with Garanti Insurance Group and Garanti Leasing Turkey.
He graduated from the Political Sciences Faculty, with the Ankara University, and holds an MBA from the Kadir Has University in Istanbul.
Rudolf VizentalRudolf VizentalCEO
CIT Resources, part of CITR Group
Rudolf Vizental, CEO CIT Resources, part of CITR Group
Rudolf Vizental, now CEO of CIT Resources, has over 8 years of experience in restructuring operations and another 5 in banking. He has handled high profile restructuring projects in partnership with CITR and, in addition, he has also managed other projects apart from insolvency. Main projects: Astra Rail Industry, Blue Air, Jolidon Import Export. He is an MBA graduate and member of Insol Europe.
Mark HiltonMark HiltonCEO
Sphera Franchise Group
Liudmila ClimocLiudmila ClimocCEO
Orange România
Mircea TurdeanMircea TurdeanCEO
Andre Vivan da SilvaAndre Vivan da SilvaGeneral Manager
GSK GlaxoSmithKline Romania
Andre Vivan da Silva is the General Manager of GSK Romania, since September 2016.
He has a vast experience and a deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and the GSK business. He was previously Primary Care and Commercial Operations vice-president within GSK Italy. He joined the group in 2009 as Specialty Business Unit director in Brazil. In 2012 he was appointed Head of Academy, Commercial Excellence EM, leading the regional division of Operational Planning, Sales and Launch Excellence in London. One year later, in 2013, he became Head of Business Planning for GSK China.
Andre Vivan has a master degree in International Business Administration at the University of Bournemouth UK.
Horaţiu FlorescuHoraţiu FlorescuChairman & CEO
Knight Frank România
Christian RodsethChristian RodsethManaging Director
Janssen România
Christian Rodseth, Administrator of Johnson & Johnson, Managing Director of Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson
Christian Rodseth has an extensive expertise in the pharmaceutical industry that spans across 14 years, different business sectors such as sales & marketing, health economics and general management, as well as a diversified range of geographies. Prior to his current role as head of the Romanian office, Christian Rodseth was the Director of Sales and Marketing Department for Janssen South Africa and the Sub-Saharan region.
He has a genuine vision in combining strategic insights & innovation into generating solutions that meet internal & external stakeholders’ needs.
In his current role at Janssen, a board member company of ARPIM, Christian Rodseth focuses on building long-term partnerships with key stakeholders to improve access to innovative treatments in Neurosciences, Oncology and Hematology that have the potential to improve the quality and duration of patients’ lives.
Teofil MureșanTeofil MureșanPreședinte Consiliul de Administrație
Teofil Mureșan became an entrepreneur in 1997 when he founded Electrogrup and started offering consulting services in connection to the power infrastructure.
Mr. Mureșan is currently chairman of the board of Electrogrup and before taking this role, he was chief executive officer from 2003 until 2015 and technical director of the company from 2000 to 2003. Starting his career in 1989 as an electrical engineer at Deva Cement Factory, he afterwards held positions as dispatcher and chief dispatcher at the Local Dispatch Centre and the National Grid Control Centre.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Teofil Mureșan gradually extended the lines of business of Electrogrup to telecom infrastructure and civil energy infrastructure - transforming the synergies among these fields into competitive advantage by leveraging the innovative concept of cross sector. The company collaborates with some of the most important telecom operators, energy distributors and industrial park or renewable energy production units developers. Over time, the various lines of business evolved into separate companies and today Electrogrup represents a group of companies with over 700 employees: Electrogrup, Direct One, Nova Power & Gas, Wesee and Netcity.
Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 edition of Champions in Business, Teofil Mureșan holds a variety of academic qualifications: he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Cluj-Napoca in 1989, where he also received his PhD in Engineering in 2006. Mr. Mureșan also has a Master’s Degree in Strategy and Leadership at the London Business School and this year started a three years program, Owners and Presidents Management, at Harvard Business School.
Mircea VargaMircea VargaCFO
Tiriac Group
Andrei CioncaAndrei CioncaDirector General
CITR Group
Ciprian LăduncaCiprian LăduncaCFO & CSR
Executive Metropolitan Life
20+ Years Experience as Executive Director, Member of the Boards of Directors and President of the Audit Committees for companies from insurance, private pension, consulting, civil aviation and NGOs sectors
CFO Metropolitan Life, part of MetLife, with focus on sustainable and profitable business growth, merger and acquisitions and with solid corporate governance knowledges. In paralel, Government Relations & CSR Executive Lead for Romania.
Prior experience as KPMG Senior Consultant - FCMG, IT&C, aviation - and as Member of the Board of Directors & Audit Committee Chairman at TAROM National Airline Company, a 2000+ employees company.
Fellow Life Management Institute US Atlanta. Fellow Finance, Banks and Accounting at ASE. Professional Certificate in Management Open University Business School UK. Romanian Chartered Accountants Association Membership. Harvard ManageMentor Certificate.
Community involvement
Membership in Board of Directors or specialized comittees of follwing organisations: United Way Romania, the world largest charity organisation, Amcham - American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, Aspen Institute Romania part of Aspen Institute International Network, UNSAR – insurance companies association.
Gheorghe PipereaGheorghe PipereaProfesor universitar doctor avocat
Camelia NițăCamelia NițăManaging Director
TMF Group România
Camelia Niță is the Managing Director of TMF Group office in Romania since 2005 and has been with the company for almost 18 years. Under her leadership, TMF Romania has always been a trustful business services partner for hundreds of well-known international and local companies from a wide range of industries.
Camelia has extensive experience in local and international financial reporting, tax compliance, business processes and systems implementation. She graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics and she is a certified member of ACCA, Romanian Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (CECCAR) and Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants (CCF).
“I have always loved to work with numbers and financial rules. Although this is a highly technical and automated field, it is the human touch that makes the difference and that remains the defining factor to drive efficiency and adapt to a constantly changing business environment.“, says Camelia Niță.
Dan IsaiDan IsaiFondator, antreprenor
Salad Box
Ionuț NițoiIonuț NițoiDirector Carrefour Colentina
Ionuț Nițoi este în prezent Directorul hipermarketului Carrefour Colentina, ocupând această funcție de 2 ani de zile. După o experiență de peste 14 ani în retail, în cadrul Carrefour România, Ionuț Nițoi a evoluat în cadrul companiei, ocupând în 2006 funcția de Manager de Departament al magazinului Carrefour Băneasa, iar în 2011 ocupând funcția de Director de magazin al hipermarketului Carrefour Brăila. Experiența acumulată în gestionarea activității acestor magazine, i-a prilejuit ca în 2015, să fie avansat în funcția actuală, cea de Director de Magazin la Carrefour Colentina, hipermarket care a devenit, sub managementul sau, unul dintre cele mai inovative magazine din portofoliul Carrefour România.
„Totul începe și se termină cu familia”, spune Ionuț Nițoi.
Alina FrîncuAlina FrîncuRRP Director
Reduced Risk Products Philip Morris
Director pe România a noi categorii de produse cu risc redus, Alina este parte a echipei Philip Morris de aproximativ 9 ani, timp în care a ocupat diferite funcții de research, marketing și management. Alina a fost Brand Manager Marlboro timp de 3 ani și Marketing Manager pentru sucursala din Sofia, iar provocarea lansării celui mai inovator produs – IQOS – pe piața locală, a venit pentru ea ca o completare firească a experienței profesionale.
Oana PăunOana PăunDirector de Marketing
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Maija GolubovičaMaija GolubovičaFormer Managing Editor
Forbes Baltics
Giorgi IsakadzeGiorgi IsakadzeEditor in Chief
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