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AmCham Romania Announces the Board of Directors for the 2021 Mandate

by AmCham Romania March 26, 2021

In the context of the March 25, 2021 Annual General Meeting and elections, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania) have elected 5 of a total of 13 Board of Directors members, and consequently for the next 1-year mandate, this AmCham leadership and representation body will include:

  • President: Ionuț Simion, Country Managing Partner - PwC Romania
  • Vice-President: Anca Damour, Executive Board Member - Carrefour Romania
  • Vice-President: Cristian Sporiș, Vice-President, Head of Corporate Banking, Raiffeisen Bank Romania
  • Treasurer: Alexander Milcev, Tax& Law Leader Romania, Partner - EY Romania

Members at large:

  • Omer Tetik, CEO – Banca Transilvania
  • Cristian Agalopol, Central & Eastern Head Securities and Capital Markets – Citibank
  • Dorin Pena, General Manager - Cisco Romania
  • Alexandru Reff, Country Managing Partner - Deloitte Romania
  • Ciprian Lăduncă, Managing Partner - LCL
  • Sevan Kaloustian, Managing Director -  Janssen, Johnson & Johnson Romania
  • Alina Orban, Ad-interim Country General Manager -  Microsoft Romania
  • Roberto Musneci, Co-Founder & Senior Partner – Șerban & Musneci Associates
  • Ionuț Sas, VP of Tax, Payroll and Equity – UiPath

On the beginning of a new mandate as AmCham President, Ionuț Simion states: “2021 has also started for AmCham under the pressure of a continued adaptation to the global and national changes that impact the business climate and the society at large. Along with my fellow Board Members, I am honored to be able to continue AmCham’s mission to contribute through the public-private dialogue to identifying the best measures for increasing Romania’s investment profile, which will foster prosperity for businesses operating in Romania and for Romanians. Beyond managing the challenges posed by the pandemic, Romania needs to also capitalize on the unique opportunities it has created.  We are equally committed to contribute as an organization to the strengthening the economic pillar of the U.S. – Romanian strategic partnership, especially as we witness a relaunch of the transatlantic trade.”

AmCham’s vision and recommendations are the result of the joint effort and expertise that AmCham’s over 450 member companies share through the working groups that cover a wide agenda of cross- sectorial and industry issues, such as Capital Markets & Financial Services, Corporate Governance, Competition & State-Aid, Education, Energy, Environment, Digital Economy, Data Protection & e-privacy, Labor Market, Real Estate, Structural Funds, Public Procurement and PPP, Taxation, Tourism and Trade Legislation.

Among AmCham’s Priorities for Romania that were formulated by members of the working groups above, we hereby reiterate several that will continue to remain central on the agenda of the Board of Directors during the 2021 mandate:

  • Romania’s accession to OECD
  • Identifying a new model for economic convergence
  • Accessing the Next Generation EU and the multiannual budget 2021-2027
  • Investments in critical infrastructures for transport, healthcare, education, industry
  • Post pandemic fiscal consolidation
  • Accelerating the digital transformation process
  • Prioritizing research- development- innovation
  • Capital Market development
  • Healthcare system reform
  • Education reform
  • Energy sector transformation focused on – Decentralization, Decarbonation, Digitization
  • Transition to the green economy
  • Labor market correlation with the social and economic realities
  • Supporting the tourism sector
  • Ensuring a modern, high performing, ethical rule of law.

On behalf of the over 450 members – U.S., international and Romanian companies, AmCham Romania will continue to a constructive dialogue partner for the decision makers, both with regard to the issues of immediate interest for the business community as well as concerning the shared objectives of economic recovery and an increased competitiveness and relevance for Romania within the global value chain.

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