Management & Operational Team
Ciprian has led procurement, order management and international operations with telecom, manufacturing, consumer goods & retail clients in both captive and outsourced environments.
Ciprian holds an Engineering Degree with Technical University of Timisoara and an MBA degree with Open University UK.
Ecaterina’s professional projects have been for the past 20 years in the Human Resources and General management in various industries like: Banking, Telecom, IT and Pharma.
In 2008 she joined Hewlett Packard as the HR Country manager for Romania and in 2015 Ecaterina has been appointed as the first female general manager of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bucharest Centre, leading an amazing, talented and engaged workforce, who is competing as one of the most attractive employers in the market.
With more than 20 years of software engineering experience including eleven in management, Bogdan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest and a Ph.D. in Economics from INCE, Romanian Academy.
Fluent in English and Italian, he graduated the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca as Economist and enriched his economic background with IT skills after graduating a master’s degree in Information Technology at ASE Bucharest and a master program in IT Governance at Polytechnics University in Milan.
In the last years, he is an active member in Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) and is acting as Board Member and Vice President for the Knowledge Sharing Stream with the focus on supporting the networking, innovation and industry dialogue among ABSL members and partners.
As Partner within the Assurance Department, Francesca currently manages a sizable portfolio of large international and local clients in different industries such as retail, oil & gas, tobacco, etc. and also leads the Real Estate practice in PwC Romania. In her Real Estate leader capacity, Francesca acts as main contact for Romania on projects developed by PwC across Central and Eastern Europe and coordinates the input for the “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” flagship report published yearly by PwC in partnership with the Urban Land Institute.
Francesca has also been in charge of the audit of banking and industrial clients, as well as audit of large projects financed by International Financial Organisations. At the same time, she coordinates other assurance projects, including the PwC training centre ‘The Academy at PwC’.
Fluent in Romanian, English and Russian and speaking basic French, Francesca is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom, the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors (CAFR) and she is also representing PwC at the German Chamber of Commerce (AKH).
Working for businesses in almost all industries allowed him to observe many frameworks and how everything in the end is connected.
She is currently Chief of staff of the CEO office for SG EBS and for Retail Banking and Financial Services for India and Romania, being in charge of the company’s strategy, global strategic projects coordination, performance monitoring focused on generating value to the business by implementing proper cost excellence culture within the organization. Also, Nicoleta is market intelligence lead having the mission to capture market competitiveness insights and predict business risks.
Cristina-Nicoleta Graduated Academy of Economic Studies, Romanian American University- Law certification and during her career followed business courses at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and she is Executive Master Black Belt certified.
During this time, he also acted as an ambassador of ABSL by bringing new members, representing ABSL in various meetings with potential investors and State Authorities, and helping organize major ABSL events.
His keen business acumen, networking abilities and capacity to communicate effectively with policy makers, media and other stakeholders in an influential and compelling manner will allow him to make an impact in the future of the Association.
Over the last 20 years he acted as General Manager for Samsung SSCE, Managing Director of WNS Romania, CEO for Craft Worldwide Romania and held top management positions within McCann Erickson Group and Deloitte.
Catalin is a Fellow ACCA member and holds an ISACA Certification as Information Systems Auditor since 2002 and respectively 2003.
I am a team player and have overseen small and medium teams, coordinating their activity in projects of event planning, market research or volunteering activities. Also, I am well prepared to work with people from different cultures, as I have collaborated with people from all over the world.
I believe in the power of community and the fulfilment brought by the feelings of belonging and being part of something.