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News from Members Envisia and ACCA announce the 2nd edition of the Future of Governance International Conference, which brings together representatives of the EBRD, Romanian Government and Parliament and top experts in corporate governance

Envisia and ACCA announce the 2nd edition of the Future of Governance International Conference, which brings together representatives of the EBRD, Romanian Government and Parliament and top experts in corporate governance

by Envisia Services May 9, 2023


Envisia, the first business school dedicated to board members training, and ACCA, the largest international organization of certified accounting professionals, announce the second edition of the international conference Future of Governance. The event takes place on Thursday, May 11, 2023, starting at 15:00 and brings together top representatives of European organizations, the Parliament and the Government of Romania, and national and international experts from the business and academic environment.

This year's edition focuses on the importance of building a sustainable corporate governance strategy at board level to ensure the sustainable development of organizations. The conference promotes responsible corporate governance, preparing companies and their boards of directors for present challenges, adding value to businesses and the communities in which they operate.

The event will be held online; participants can register through the MyConnector platform:  

For the AmCham community, Envisia offers a 15% discount for each ticket.

How to register:

  • Click the link, choose the Partner Ticket, add one for yourself and insert the discount code PartnersFoG2023 in the field below.
  • You can buy one ticket per registration. Follow next steps button, complete your data and voila! you are registered to our conference.
  • In the event day you will receive an email with the necessary information. But it’s best to keep your user and access code within reach. It will help you enter the platform faster.

Meet our speakers

The conference will be opened by the interventions of international guests, on the theme "Perspectives on the future of corporate governance": Vessy Haralampieva, Senior Counsel, Associate Director, Governance - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Luca Niculescu, Secretary of State within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Coordinator for Romania's accession process to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Carmen Micu, President of the Board of Directors, International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE); Maggie McGhee, Director of Strategy and Governance, ACCA Global; Prof. Andrew Kakabadse, Professor at Henley Business School Directorate Forum, University of Reading and Chairman of Envisia's Board of Directors.

The first panel of the conference addresses the theme of "Sustainable Leadership", with the following speakers: Anca Dragu, Senator, Senate of Romania, Alina Popa, Chief Financial Officer, OMV Petrom, Axel Kravatzky, PhD, Managing Partner, Syntegra36, Dimitrios Goranitis, Central Europe Leader, Deloitte, Victoria Hurth, Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. The panel will be moderated by Andreia Stanciu, Southern Europe ACCA Director.

In the second panel, experts will discuss the role and responsibility of boards of directors in setting and implementing ESG policies (environmental, social and corporate governance). The guests in this panel are: Daniela Șerban, President of the ARIR Board of Directors (Romanian Association for Investor Relations), Flavia Popa, General Secretary of the Board of Directors, BRD Groupe Société Générale, Luminița Runcan, Deputy General Director, Banca Transilvania and Marios M Skandalis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cyprus Integrity Forum. The panel will be moderated by Gabriela Hârțescu, PhD, Dean and COO Envisia.

"We are going through complex times, but which can be an opportunity in developing a solid growth foundation for the business environment and for the society in general. The future is linked to the way we use the leadership and sustainability principles of corporate governance, as well as to the continuous education efforts in professionalizing board members. The second edition of the Future of Governance International Conference is just one of our efforts to increase the level of professionalism and promote sustainable leadership at the level of boards of directors - a vital cell in the ecosystem of any organization", declare Envisia and ACCA representatives.

The event is hosted by Adriana Lobdă, Envisia Founder and board member, and Andreia Stanciu, Southern Europe ACCA Director.

The strategic partners of the event are the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) and IASE - The International Association for Sustainable Economy. The media partner of the conference is Financial Intelligence.


ENVISIA is the first business school in Romania dedicated to board members, C-suite executives, as well as specialists with high expertise aiming for these positions. Envisia's mission is to develop through education and specialized services, generations of executives who embody professionalism, ethical conduct and responsibility, adding value to organizations and the community. Envisia actively promotes responsible corporate governance practices, preparing organizations and their boards for the contemporary pace of present and future challenges. Find out more at:


About ACCA

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest international association in the financial-accounting field, consisting of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members, with a presence in 178 countries and regions, which supports the highest professional and ethical values. Through the world-leading ACCA qualification, it offers everyone the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Learn more at

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