MEMBER OF "COALIȚIA PENTRU DEZVOLTAREA ROMÂNIEI"

The Belgian-Luxembourg-Romanian-Moldovan Chamber of Commerce (BEROCC) is a Member of “Coaliția pentru Dezvoltarea României” (CDR) which is a private, non-political initiative, gathering the most representative organisations for the business environment in Romania.

The CDR’s main purpose is to provide a cohesive basis for consultation with the Government and other public institutions on topics that impact the business and economic climate in Romania.

Please visit https://coalitia.org for more information.

We are looking to have an efficient representation of our members and they needs in the relevant CDR Task Forces and you are invited to send your initiatives to info@berocc.com

Meet our Members in the following Task Forces:

 

 

AGRICULTURE

                                                     Claudiu Baciu

                                CO-FOUNDER “EMS FLOOR GROUP”

Claudiu is the founder and managing partner of the EMS Floor Group, one of the most important players in floor constructions and renovations industry in the Belgian, Luxembourg and Romanian markets with a turnover of more than 10 Million Euro and over 140 employees.

Claudiu is driven by the desire to do good and help others through service. His vision for the future is to create jobs for people in the communities where he grew up, no matter the ethnic or national origins. He plans to help young generations secure their future by creating educational, traineeship and employment programs in his industry. The wellbeing of the communities where he belongs is not Claudiu’s only drive. The safety of the environment and people’s health are concerns that have always driven his business and personal choices.

As Managing Partner of the company that he and Marius his brother have founded in 2009, Claudiu is experienced in business strategy, people management, negotiations and market analysis. Running a business on both national and international markets has taught him to spot uprising opportunities in the constant collaboration between countries.

Claudiu has graduated at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Materials science and engineering faculty as materials processing engineer and he likes traveling and cooking.

 

 

EDUCATION

                                                   

                                            Monica Diaconu

                            ENGLISH TEACHER “SCOALA BABEL”

I am a person who developed at the crossroads of cultures and who sees the beauty of dialogue as a source of growth, inspiration and creativity. My love for the Dutch/Flemish language and my studies at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen opened a lot of new insights for me. My main passion is to contribute to the harmonious development of children in compassionate educational communities in Romania.  In 2016, I co-founded Scoala Babel, an innovative primary and secondary school in Timisoara run by a civic initiative group: Parents in Dialogue Association. At present I coordinate this project and work daily with children in the primary school. A lot of the school’s identity is inspired by the work around children’s wellbeing and involvement of the Center for Experiential Education at the University of Leuven. In the years to come, I hope to create even more bridges between the Belgian expertise in education and the Romanian educational system, through research, conferences, translations and creating teachers’ learning communities in schools.

Scoala Babel was created in 2016 by Parents in Dialogue Association, a civic group of parents and teachers in Timisoara. We gathered around the idea of forming a democratic learning community where the values of respect, collaboration, creativity and empathy would come alive in the process of education for all the people involved: children, parents, teachers. A lot of the organizational philosophy of the school is inspired by the work of the Belgian thinker Frederic Laloux and his famous book Reinventing Organisations.  The pedagogy we use to guide us in our innovative approach to the Romanian curriculum is Experiential Education (Ervaringsgericht Onderwijs). This pedagogy was defined and researched by prof.dr. Ferre Laevers at the University of Leuven and is currently inspiring the change in education at European and international level in many countries. At the same time, we are part of the European Nonviolent Communication in Education Network, a forum where we learn together with other European schools how to live and learn in a democratic, respectful and collaborative environment. For the past three years, we have organized in Timisoara the international conference SEED (European Week of Democratic Education), where hundreds of Romanian teachers got inspired by the sources of our inspiration: the Belgian pedagogy of Experiential Education and Nonviolent Communication.

 

 

ENERGY

                                                   

                                 Nicoleta Mădălina GHEORGHE-MIHĂILĂ

                            MANAGING PARTNER “POWERFULL DEEDS”

“Where focus goes, energy flows. (Tony Robbins) Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. (Albert Einstein) Everything is energy and energy is everything. (Nikola Tesla)”

So, YES, I have chosen to focus my attention in this domain of energy, near business and personal growth domain, to contribute to development of our country and community with my knowledge and experience, to do what I can with what I am and have, starting the moment I had the opportunity to join the Task force of CDR, Energy team. Feeling inspired and honored to serve.

My experience of 6 years in one of the largest and biggest group of companies of production, distribution and energy supply In Romania and my research in this domain, having published articles and finalizing with publishment of my doctoral thesis certifies my potential to contribute in this team.

Energy is the main fuel of development and prosperity. Sustainable and clean energy is the ideal fuel of development and prosperity. The problem is the cost of it. So, this was my focus in my research, cost of energy and possibilities to optimize it.  My conclusion was that from family homes to large-scale factories, energy efficiency offers governments, businesses and households a range of tools and solutions to reduce power bills, curb carbon emissions, and save money at the same time, mainly develop and being prosper.

 

 

 

                                                   

                                          Andrei Constantin NEAGU

                                                C.E.O. “QUARIOO”

Andrei is the founder and the managing partner of Quarioo Development, a R&D company focusing on developing innovative technical solutions for measuring and maintaining a proper indoor living environment. Andrei works at the crossroad of innovation and entrepreneurship with a clear mission to accelerate sustainable technical solutions. His clear eye for innovation recently brought Andrei back in Belgium where he works for imec at Ghent University, one of the leading research institutions in Europe, in investigating the commercializations possibilities of one of the first “device Integration Platforms as a Service”.

Andrei is the youngest member of our team and probably the youngest board member of a Chamber of Commerce in Romania. During his career he worked for Transilvania University and Ghent University in supporting students in entrepreneurial initiatives but also started a few ventures in Belgium and Romania.

Andrei holds a master’s degree in engineering and business, and is currently busy finishing his PhD at Transilvania University of Brasov.

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                                                   

                                              Elena PARASCHIV-POP

                            MANAGING PARTNER “BUSINESS MIND”

“I joined the “Entrepreneurship Task Force” of CDR because I want to sustain companies of all sizes to develop in a transparent and healthy business environment.”

Elena has over 18 years of of performance in Sales, Marketing and Business Development in B2B & B2C working with companies of all sizes, top consulting firms, local business associations and trade sections of Embassies. Equally an entrepreneur and a B2B Advisor, she gets involved with passion in consulting, resolving difficult situations as well as finding practical solutions for her clients according to current situation. Elena also support BEROCC as Commercial Consultant.

 

 

 

                                                   

                                               George TICU-JIANU

                          MANAGING PARTNER “LTJ & PARTNERS”

The reason why I joined the Entrepreneurship task force of CDR is to contribute to the dialogue between state decision-makers and the entrepreneurial sector. The legislator issue laws that affect businesses and the efficient communication between the entrepreneurial sector and  the government is crucial, letting them know the problems that would appear if a project for a normative act enters into force. Having in mind that nothing good come out in the absence of a normal interaction between the authorities and the business environment, we must get involved and contribute to the improvement of this dialogue, with the final purpose to have a better legal framework for the business environment in Romania, which will be in the benefit of everyone. For this it is essential to know the issues that business environment is facing and also to be able to make clear proposals, in a very constructive way and I think that, through my expertise, I can bring my contribution through the Entrepreneurship Task Force of CDR.”

George is a business lawyer and the Managing Partner of LTJ & Partner law firm. LTJ & Partners Law Firm is the exclusive legal representative for Romania of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent legal and accounting firms, with over 250 members firms in more than 100 countries.

His technical expertise as a lawyer is completed with his experience in a multi-national financial institution where he held top managerial positions. For 10 years he was working for a Romanian subsidiary of KBC Group, a major Belgian company, out of which for 5 years was the local CEO of their Romanian leasing subsidiaries. His legal education, as well as the business experience he’s gained over the years allow him to implement complex legal, financial and operational solutions, being highly experienced in commercial & contract law and corporate matters as well.

 

 

EU FUNDS

                                                   

                                                     Jeroen FABRY

                            BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER CEE “H.ESSERS”

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you—B. B. King.

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life—Confucius.

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge—Nicolaus Copernicus.

Jeroen is a senior in Logistics and supply chain, studied at the PHL (BE) and has a bachelor degree in marketing after he graduated at the ASU University (USA) and obtained a master in Business. Jeroen started his carrier in the logistic and transport world and he is still working with pleasure in this challenging field. He has been working for 15 years in H.Essers, 13 of which in Romania. Has been the vice-president of the ARILOG association, which is an independent NGO which supports and professionalizes the logistic market, not only logistic/ transport company but also the side of client/producer. In 2010, together with all his employees, he won the award of logistics company of the year. He constructed together with the management team a company of 1000 employees. In his free time, Jeroen likes to spend time with his Alessia and Emma (his children) enjoy life by having everlasting dinners, weekend-trips and travelling. Also he has previous been board member and president of BEROCC, left 2 years ago and rejoined …

 

 

FINANCE

                                                   

                                                     Casian SABĂU

                            GENERAL MANAGER “PROPRIETATI FINCONTA”

“I do believe that after more than 30 years from the ‘89 Revolution, the development of the country should be based on ethical and skilful professionals.”

  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 
  • Member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania (CAFR)
  • Member approved by the Authority for the Public Supervision of the Statutory Audit Activity (ASPAAS)
  • Member of the Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania (CECCAR)

Over 18 years of experience in audit, accounting & tax & payroll, consulting, restructuring & reorganisation and due diligence transactions.

 

 

HEALTHCARE

                                                   

                                                     Cristina VLADU

                            GENERAL MANAGER Pharma Company

 

 

 

                                                   

                                                     Florentina PANCESCU

                           NEUROLOGY AND AREA HEAD EASTER EUROPE “UCB”

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                                                     Jozef GOEBELS

                                    PRESIDENT “ADR-VLAANDEREN”

Jozef holds a professional bachelor’s degree diploma as clinical lab technician from the Rega University College of the KU Leuven.  Afterwards he obtained a teaching diploma. He specialized in immunology, fundamentals of biology and genetic engineering. He started to work at the KU Leuven in 1970 as lab technician in the lab of Virology at the Rega Institute. Afterwards he joined the lab of Immune Pathology till 1995. He joined the Laboratory of Experimental Transplantation at the KU Leuven, where he held the position of lab coordinator. From 1998-2007, he was co-developer and lab manager of the spin-off 4AZA Bioscience, a drug discovery company. From 2007-2019 he was co-founder and administrator of IVAP (Interface Valorisation Platform) at the KU Leuven. IVAP aims to bridge the gap from biotech and pharmaceutical industry to academic research laboratories and clinical groups at KU Leuven and UZ Leuven. Jozef is co-author of about 30 scientific publications and participated in about 30 scientific congresses worldwide as co-author as well as participant.

Jozef has an impressive record in social volunteer activities.  He was involved in many activities in Belgium.  Regarding his activities in Romania:

1990-now: Co-founder and chairman of the association “Romania Committee Geel”.       

1999-now: Co-founder, president and administrator FDAAM (National Mutualist Foundation in Romania).

1999-now: Co-founder and manager of ADAM Slatina-Timis (local mutualist organization in Slatina-Timis).

2000-now: Co-founder and vice-chairman of SOMEPRO (Support Center for Eastern and Central Europe Projects).

2002: Co-founder of ADAM Cluj (local mutualist organization in Cluj).

2004-now: Co-founder and board member of ADAM Berbesti (local mutualist organization in Berbesti).

2005-now: Co-founder and board member of the renewed ADR Flanders (Action Villages Romania-Flanders). Umbrella organization of organizations and associations working in Romania, Chairman since April 2005.

2006-now: Co-founder of ADAM Moldovita (local mutualist organization in Moldovita).

2012-now: Co-founder and chairman of The Open Network for community development, Romania.

2014-now: Honorary board member Federation CARP-OMENIA foundation Romania.

2018-now: Member Advisory Board BEROCC. 2018: Belgian decoration “Commander in the Order of Leopold II” for the work in Romania.

 

 

 

                                                   

                                                           Johny SURU

                                    PROJECTS COORDINATOR “ADAMS”

 

 

ICT

                                                Koen VANVINCKENROYE

                                                  OWNER “FRUMORO”

I want to be part of a better Romania, because: “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell, logician and philosopher (1872-1970)

Koen is a management executive with 25+ years’ cross-cultural experience across Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria) in strategy, operations and IT, with specific expertise in insurance, pension and shared services industry. He demonstrated leadership in budget management and team leadership (up to 1000 FTE). He leveraged process improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) to drive business turnaround and capture market share.

Koen lived in Romania from 2006 till 2012 and worked as chief operating officer for ING Asigurari de Viata (Bucharest) where he set up ING Fond de Pensii, and later on general manager ING Service Center Europe (Cluj-Napoca).

Previously Koen worked as COO in ING Greece where he turned around the Health business. Prior he held several positions in ING Insurance in Belgium.

In 2012 he relocated to Budapest as COO for ING Insurance Hungary. Afterwards he was COO for Fidea (Anbang Insurance Group) in Belgium. He is member of the board of directors of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.  

In 2019 he moved back to Romania where he established Frumoro, a business focused on traditional Romanian handcraft. Koen holds a master’s degree in mathematics fromAntwerp University and a master’s degree in actuarial sciences from Brussels University.  Further he graduated from the executive MBA program, Bled School of Management, Slovenia.

His outside interests are golf, travel, philosophy and gastronomy.

 

 

 

                                                     Tom de VOS

 MANAGING DIRECTOR “CEGEKA MOLDOVA – DIRECTOR NEARSHORE CEGEKA GROUP”

“Keep IT Working”

Tom has 25 years of experience in the IT Industry, first as an Entrepreneur and later as an Entrepreneurial Executive,
He has experience in building, transforming and operating performant Delivery Centers in a Nearshore and Onshore context through company culture and values. 

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

                                                   

                                                     Dumitru SIRBU

                        BUSINESS MANAGER EASTER EUROPE “NEXANS”

My interest focuses on infrastructure development, improvement of the quality of the various components of infrastructure, the main way to stimulate economic growth and quality of life. I consider that CDR gives the opportunity to grow, learn, giving members a sense of purpose and a common goal.

During my professional formation I have acquired skills that recommend me as an effective group member. I believe that performing in such a work environment as CDR, represents a challenge and implies developing new skills and resources, being extremely motivating, and an excellent way of growing.

Dumitru is a vibrant, result leaning and proficient professional with enormous experience of business development and sales. Highly motivated marketing expert with trajectory record of employing a marketing approach. Persuasive & concise communicator experienced in devising business and revenue models to increase profitability and coach subordinates for greater productivity; has proven track record in team management, budgeting & forecasting, brand positioning & public relations management. Thrives advanced situations to create win-win situations for organizations.

Actually, Dumitru is the business manager CEE for Nexans Romania overseeing 12 countries and this for almost 20 years.  Previously he worked for Alcatel in Brussels as business development manager.

Dumitru holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Open University in Manchester. Having both Romanian and Belgian nationality he speaks also Dutch.

                                                   

                                                     Jeroen FABRY

                            BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER CEE “H.ESSERS”

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you—B. B. King.

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life—Confucius.

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge—Nicolaus Copernicus.

Jeroen is a senior in Logistics and supply chain, studied at the PHL (BE) and has a bachelor degree in marketing after he graduated at the ASU University (USA) and obtained a master in Business. Jeroen started his carrier in the logistic and transport world and he is still working with pleasure in this challenging field. He has been working for 15 years in H.Essers, 13 of which in Romania. Has been the vice-president of the ARILOG association, which is an independent NGO which supports and professionalizes the logistic market, not only logistic/ transport company but also the side of client/producer. In 2010, together with all his employees, he won the award of logistics company of the year. He constructed together with the management team a company of 1000 employees. In his free time, Jeroen likes to spend time with his Alessia and Emma (his children) enjoy life by having everlasting dinners, weekend-trips and travelling. Also he has previous been board member and president of BEROCC, left 2 years ago and rejoined …

 

 

LABOR

                                                   

                                                     Cosmina Romelia ARON

PARTNER, DIRECTOR FOR ROMANIA “PETERKA & PARTNERS”

“I joined the Labour Task Force of Coalitia pentru Dezvoltarea Romaniei in November 2020, with the aim to actively be part of labor law projects initiated by Coalitia and contribute with my legal knowledge, gained over 15 years of professional activity in an international environment, to the improvement of Romania’s labor law system.”

Cosmina is the Partner and Director of PETERKA & PARTNERS for Romania since October 2012, being in charge with the management of the Romanian office of PETERKA & PARTNERS. She has vast experience in several practice areas, such as commercial law, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, employment, real estate, construction and development. During her career, Cosmina has assisted a wide array of leading international companies active in different business sectors, with various issues (including multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions operations) as well as on various day-to-day legal matters. 

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