Cegeka, a leading European provider of ICT solutions and services, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ovidiu Pinghioiu as the new Country Director for Cegeka Romania. Effective 1 October 2023, Ovidiu Pinghioiu will assume this role from Lucian Butnaru, who has made significant contributions during his tenure. Lucian will remain with Cegeka until the end of the year to ensure a successful handover.
With over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, Pinghioiu steps into the role of Country Director, building upon the strong foundation established by Butnaru over the past 10 years. "As the new Country Director, I am eager to lead our skilled team and consistently exceed client expectations," states Ovidiu Pinghioiu. "Through in close collaboration, operational efficiency, and authenticity, we will drive digital transformation and position Cegeka Romania as the preferred partner for success."
Pinghioiu joined Cegeka Romania nearly 7 years ago, serving in various leadership positions within the organization, culminating as the Director of Applications. He consistently demonstrated a profound understanding of the industry landscape and showcased a visionary approach. His extensive local market knowledge positions him well to guide Cegeka Romania into its next growth phase.
Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka, expresses confidence in Pinghioiu's appointment, highlighting his industry expertise and customer-centric mindset. "Ovidiu's leadership signifies an exciting chapter for our Romanian operations. His experience will elevate Cegeka Romania's strategic initiatives and market standing," says Bijnens. He also expresses gratitude for Lucian Butnaru's unwavering commitment, stating, "I would also like to extend my appreciation to Lucian Butnaru for his dedicated efforts in driving the growth of our Romanian organization over the years. Lucian has been an integral part of Cegeka's success story."
Over the past 10 years, the company has remarkably grown in Romania, increasing its workforce from 130 coworkers to 880 employees. The company's turnover surged from 4 million euros in 2012 to more than 50 million euros in 2023.
"I am confident that Ovidiu will continue to bring success to Cegeka Romania," says Butnaru. "I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as the Country Director of Cegeka Romania. Together with an exceptional team, we achieved remarkable milestones. I extend my sincere gratitude to all colleagues, clients, and partners for their unwavering support."
Lucian Butnaru decided to leave Cegeka to focus on his own projects. His focus will be on technology, fintech, and real estate investments.
Cegeka is an ambitious and leading European ICT solutions provider. In line with our motto 'In close cooperation' we strive to provide the best possible customer service and support our more than 2,500 customers in their digitization journey. Cegeka offers end-to-end solutions in the fields of Data, Applications and Infrastructure, which are strongly interconnected.
Within the Cegeka organization, Citymesh is our mobile connectivity specialist for the business-to-business market. Nexuzhealth develops tailor-made solutions for the healthcare sector and Cegeka Business Solutions is the European Dynamics house, the go-to partner for Microsoft D365 solutions. Smartschool is the digital school platform in Belgium, designed to support collaboration between schools, teachers, students and parents.
Cegeka has over 6,000 employees with locations in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Romania, Moldova, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and Greece, and a consolidated turnover of 871 million euros (in 2022).
Cegeka is a European family-owned company. It was founded in 1992 by André Knaepen, who is currently the chairman of the board of directors. CEO Stijn Bijnens has been managing the company from its head office in Hasselt, Belgium.
About Cegeka Romania
Cegeka has been present on the Romanian market since 2011 and has approximately 900 employees offering end-to-end application development services, as well as IT team extension, Cloud services, IT infrastructure, data, and automation services, such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, RPA, IoT, DevOps. Cegeka helps its customers stay relevant in the digital environment, beyond digitalization and evolution in the cloud, offering solutions that impact customers' business.