A Business Event from
FORUM 2015

October 28, 2015

Intercontinental Hotel
Ronda Hall
Bucharest, Romania



Daniel Bratu
Vice President, Operations Support, Genpact Europe

With Genpact since 2011, Daniel is responsible for the services and processes supporting Genpact’s core businesses in Europe, including location strategy, infrastructure & logistics, commercial operations and internal communication, procurement and vendor management. Prior to this, Daniel was instrumental in driving operational excellence as Europe Business Vertical Leader and Global Operating  Leader. Before joining Genpact, he held various executive roles from customer services to sales and technical support or operations delivery, including Regional Operations Lead for HP and Business Unit Manager for Siemens. Daniel holds a M.SC. in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from Asebuss.

Andrei Romanescu
Mentor for go-getters

Andrei Romanescu is a mentor for go-getters. He is passionate about helping individuals and teams at all levels get ahead of the game in the areas of Strategy, Execution and Leadership.
Throughout his 18-year career, Andrei has gained rich domestic and international experience in managing teams of up to 3,500 people and multi-million dollar operations. He likes to see opportunities when everyone else spots challenges, build on strengths, and strategize businesses.
Up until recently, Andrei was the Managing Director of HP Global Business Center and the first Romanian to take the helm of the operations. Under his leadership, the center has received important accolades from local public institutions and reputable international associations, for key contribution to the development of the shared services industry, value creation, overall performance and active engagement for the welfare of the society.

Varujan Pambuccian
Member, Commission for Information Technology and Communications of the Chamber of Deputies

Ionut Anica-Popa
Director Business Relationships Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies ASE

Ionut Anica-Popa began his career with Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) in 2001. During his career at ASE, Ionut has held academic and administrative positions.•Starting with 2012, Ionut was Director of the Business Relationships Department or Rector’s counselor for business relationships.
In his current capacity Ionut is running Business Relationships Department, the department being responsible for developing new relationships and enhancing existing relationships between university and companies, professional associations and other type of NGOs and fundraising activities.
Ionut Anica-Popa holds a degree in Economic Informatics, masters in Management Information Systems and International Business and Economics, a Ph.D. in Accounting and postdoctoral studies.

Alexandru Tulai
Member of the Board of Directors at Cluj IT Cluster

Alexandru Tulai has over 30 years of experience in the IT business and over 15 years in research and academia. He coordinated multiple projects and he has lead implementations of integrated software solutions for the support and development of companies from different business sectors as well as governmental level projects. During the last years, Alexandru had an important role as a business developer and business coacher, leading teams of consultants in important international (Belgian, German, Swiss etc.) software companies and leading implementation projects in Romania and abroad, in public and private sectors. Alexandru is certified as a Change Management Practitioner from APMG International, London and currently is the CEO of an organizational and leadership development company. Since 2012, Alexandru Tulai was elected the President of the Cluj IT Cluster leading the strategic development of the organization and acting as a business development manager in several projects run by the Cluster. He is also an active supporter and promoter of technology transfer and innovation, creating during the last years important bridges between the academia and the business.

Sebastian Vaduva
President, The Informal School of IT

Dr. Vaduva is a successful Romanian-American entrepreneur with extensive international experience in marketing and sales in both U.S. and Romanian companies. Having immigrated to the US in 1989 at the age of 12, he started his first business at 17 and his second one three years later. After completing his undergraduate studies with a marketing degree, he obtained his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU at the height of the dot.com boom and bust, experiencing the ups and downs of the technology wave. In 1999 he became one of the youngest International Business and Marketing instructors at the University of Akron and in 2001, the director of The Center for Organizational Development within that university. At the same time he was co-directing a sizable US State Department grant under which he pursued a doctoral degree at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest in the area of comparative entrepreneurial systems and mentalities. 
In 2004 he was recruited by the Fulbright commission as an international MBA program director and in 2005 became the Dean of the Griffiths School of Management. As the Managing Director of Advanced Solutions, Sebastian has delivered over 6.000 hrs. of corporate executive education in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mentality, communication and presentation, sales and marketing, customer orientation, team management and motivation, etc.
Over the last three years his work has been predominantly in the Romanian IT sector where he continues to train, mentor and coach numerous companies in the broad area of talent development.

Crina Ilie
Vice President, Human Resources, Genpact Europe

Passionate HR professional, with the ability to effectively leverage multicultural talent and framework, always  willing to take on challenging assignments.
A strong HR professional with over 17 years of experience in various roles across the people management function, Crina leads Genpact’s Europe Recruitment, Learning & Development departments, focusing on both staffing and recruitment and knowledge transfer, knowledge management framework and training compliance & controllership.
Prior to Genpact she worked as HR Director for a major Healthcare provider and for a local HR Consultancy company covering recruitment, personnel leasing, soft skills trainings and HR advisory.

Mihaela Robu
Acting Head of ACCA, South-Eastern Europe

Recently she has taken the role of Acting Head of ACCA SEE
She started working with ACCA South Eastern Europe 6 years ago as Business Development Manager. Being part of the largest global association for professionals in the finance field offered her the possibility to acquire an extensive experience in working with both internal and external stakeholders, with organizations from different fields of business including the outsourcing one.

Amalia Sterescu
Senior Business Consultant & Personal Branding Strategist. Founder of Outsourcing Advisors & Public Speaking School.

Leader and Intrapreneur trained within several globally-relevant corporations, for the past 16 years she lead telecom and IT&C start-ups in Romania, India or China, her last role in the corporate world being Oracle Vice President.
Currently, she is an entrepreneur, founded her own consultancy company: Outsourcing Advisors, as well as a Public Speaking School – a tool for all entrepreneurs, senior managers or professionals who wish to employ public speaking as an alternative channel to promote and sale or to cultivate personal brand.
In the future, her efforts will focus on educating and training market leaders on the local outsourcing market, on expanding the education process of public speaking professionals as well as introducing this as an optional subject in as many schools as possible.
Favorite quote: " It always seems impossible until it’s done" - Nelson Mandela."

Roxana Tesiu
Europe HR Head
Wipro Technologies

Senior HR professional with strong expertise in HR & Business Acumen in matrix organisations
Capacity to thrive in a complex, matrix organization, where change is brought about through networking and influencing internal / external customers.
Professional Goal: add value to the business by providing a pro-active HR function to all operations through customer focus and process optimization / improvement.
Specialties: thorough understanding of HR processes, systems and statutory requirements, combined with complex analytical skills over the business.
Excellent employment legislation knowledge, including industrial relations and union aspects. Knowledge of employment transfer regulations and operational challenges.
12 years of experience in HR related roles, with 6 years in HR Management positions

Catalina Magui
Deputy Head of HR SSC, Societe Generale European Business Services

Catalina has over 15 years experience in management mainly in banking industry in different areas: capital markets, corporate governance, communication, banc assurance, while the last 7 years in human resources. Since 2012 Catalina has been contributing to the set up and development of the HR Shared Service Center of Societe Generale for Europe. Societe Generale European Business Services was created in 2011 in Bucharest and has grown rapidly as the near shore shared service center of Societe Generale Group European entities. SG EBS has now over 600 employees delivering services in finance (accounting and financial services), human resources and IT. SG EBS aims to grow as the centre of Excellence for Societe Generale European operations, being the transformation agent of the Group and a top employer.

Diana Bocaneala
CEE Head of People Development and Recruitment, Endava

Passionate about people and bringing the highest value to the business through excellency in People Development and Recruitment processes, Diana is leading the People Development and Recruitment function in Endava across Central and Eastern Europe. Before this role, she was responsible to design the Endava University Programme and for 2 years was responsible for PDR operations in Cluj office. Endava is known as one of the fastest growing IT companies in Romania, that yearly grows with more than 30%. To respond to a complex and changing environment, Diana introduced agile methodology in the PDR processes and continuously brings innovation to satisfy the needs of a high-paced business. Some of the areas with expertise are: culture, leadership development, learning and development, employee engagement, recruitment and talent management.

Andreea  Suciu
Head of Employment & Pensions Department, Noerr

Andreea Suciu’s experience encompasses 10 years decision-making responsibility in individual and collective employment matters for multinational companies. She has particular expertise in right of residence of EU and NON-EU-citizens, individual employment contracts and management agreements, compensation and benefits schemes, working time schemes, trade unions/representatives of employees, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, individual and collective dismissals, disciplinary actions and terminations as well as safeguarding of employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings

Alexandra Olteanu
COO, Societe Generale European Business Services

With more than 18 years banking and  financial services experience, Alexandra Olteanu has joined the expertise in transversal functions coordinating areas such as Human Resources, Logistics and Purchase, Transversal Projects, Operational Risk and Compliance and Communication within Societe Generale Group.
For almost 2 years she has accepted the challenge of SSC market, being now the COO of SG European Business Services.
Alexandra has a real passion for working with people and she has been doing it with the same joy over the years being specifically interested in their motivation and development.
She believes that a strong organizational culture is the basis of an efficient business and she puts all her energy in creating it.

Teodora Todoran
Strategic Leadership Development Europe/ Training, Wipro BPO

Teodora is with Wipro for over 6 years, where for the first years in she has been Program Management for Europe and Global projects, in which she handled various large engagements, leveraging the past experience from international projects with a focus on people development, cultural diversity, quality and HR process improvement. During the past 1 year she is heading the CBE- Centre of Behavioral Excellence department for Europe focusing on soft skill trainings on developing capabilities not just for the outsourcing industry, but also for life. Her focus is the employees’ performance, sustained through a custom made approach based on needs, will and enthusiasm.

Andreea Paun
Associate Director Office Leasing, Colliers International

Andreea joined Colliers International in 2008 being responsible with the marketing and corporate communication activities. In 2011, she created an innovative service within Colliers International Romania, marketing services for real estate developers, providing Colliers with a differentiated advantage in approaching clients’ needs.
In 2013, she stepped into a more strategic role, within the Office Leasing Department. She became Associate Director and started to work closely to Landlords for repositioning of buildings, winning exclusive mandates and creating more targeted approaches in the leasing process.
Andreea won exclusive mandates for office buildings: Swan Office & Technology Park, Platinum Business & Convention, Premium Plaza and has assisted several companies in relocating, entering the local market or expand their activities: Romanian International Bank, Bombardier, KING, Mars Inc., etc.

Cristina Ulesan
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Genpact Europe

Human Resources Senior Professional with 13+ years’ experience, who has also experienced and enjoyed Business Development perspectives and challenges.
Passionate to nurture relationships across professional and personal life, and unveil the potential in each of us.
As part of Genpact team, Cristina Ulesan acts as HR Leader for Life Science and CPG Vertical (including 11 top Fortune Global 100 Pharma customers/1500+ F&A, Customer & Product Support and well as Procurement specialists). Among Cristina`s strategic directions: partnering with vertical business leaders and teams for generating increased impact on customers' productivity and excellence, leading HR teams across Europe delivery locations.

Monica Grigoriu
ICF certified coach– level Professional Certified Coach