Professor at TalTech
Mike Wahl is an associate professor in the field of general management. He defended his PhD at Tallinn University of Technology in 2011, and teaches Management, and Strategic Management at all levels of higher education. Since 2018, he has additionally the qualification of an International Engineering Educator. His research work is focused on ownership strategies and values, part of research is carried together with students: one graduated PhD student, and 66 master students. Mike has extensive experience in the hospitality sector for 19 years and additionally in retailing as a Production and Wholesale director for 7 years.
Associate Professor at FABIZ
Marius Matei is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ), Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), researcher, econometrician and high frequency data specialist, with publications in leading academic journals. His experience covers a broad range of fields, from central banking gained as Principal Economist in the Systemic Risk Monitoring Division, Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Romania, to investments as Senior Quantitative Analyst (Asset Allocation) in the Investments Department of a superannuation fund (Mine Super) in Australia. He also worked as Senior Economist of UniCredit Bank (Romania) and as Senior Economist in the Government of New South Wales (Australia). Marius is member of the Editorial Board of Open Economics journal, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, and Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting. He also served as reviewer for the Journal of Empirical Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Computational Management Science, Australian Journal of the Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting. He holds a PhD in Financial Econometrics (ESADE Business School, Spain) and a PhD in Economics (Romanian Academy), with postdoctoral studies at the University of Tasmania (Australia) and the Romanian Academy. He also graduated a Master in Economics (Carleton University, Canada), a Master of Research in Finance (ESADE Business School, Spain) and a Master in International Relations and European Integration (SNSPA). He was visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA) and Aarhus University (CREATES) (Denmark). He attended summer schools at the Oxford University, Nova School of Business, and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. He also has a Certificate in Programming (TAFE NSW, Australia), in Business Administration (ESSCA, France), and tutoring (University of New South Wales, Australia).
Director, Project Management Lead at The Estée Lauder Companies
Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating strong communication skills and making critical decisions during challenges. Adaptable leader with an ability to form and coach team members and team leads. Developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals. Large Program Management in multinational environment, versatile experience, including Program Management in System Integrations, Software Development, HR Areas, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Vendor Management. Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing programs and projects from concept to completion.
Chief Culture Officer, UiPath
Human Resources and Change Management Executive, international experience, various local, regional and global roles, leader who translates organizational and individual needs into rapid action plans to drive high performance. Spearhead programs that engage talents to drive shareholder value, develop the next generations of leaders, generate excitement while learning and drive organizational change. Trusted Business Partner to senior leadership with deep business acumen, strategic, focused on strengths while being brave to challenge the status quo. Curios, energetic and passionate about living a legacy.
Passionate leader in analytics, data quality, and data governance space, always looking to make a positive difference by helping executives make informed decisions based on information they can trust. Culture change agent and diversity leader/advocate with successful and lasting partnerships at all levels of an organization, across geographies and business areas. Financial industry experience includes standing up data governance organizations, developing data policies and standards, designing and implementing processes, managing and monitoring the quality of data. Analytics experience spans industries, with significant improvements in data quality as well as revenue generation and cost savings.
Enterprise Architect at Oracle
Mr. Teodoru works at Oracle as an Enterprise Architect for strategic accounts. He has a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Cybernetics, two master's degrees, one in Computerized Project Management @ ASE and one in Decisions, Risks and Forecasting Methods @ Politechnica University, and a PhD diploma from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He has a background both in Consulting and Financial Services.
CEO @ NN
Andreea Pipernea is a Senior Executive and Certified Independent Director with 20+ years of experience in financial services (banks, asset management, pensions, insurance) within European and global institutions. She has a dedicated focus on building and leading highly effective teams, designing growth/transformation/restructuring strategy and driving tangible results. She has a solid commercial background, client and market orientation with proven sales track-record, cultural and functional versatility and is internationally minded. Ms. Pipernea has a great passion for people - shaping business around humanity and meaningful purpose and is always keen on embracing the new and fostering an environment of experimentation, personal development and learning. She is a strong believer in digitized and democratized services, all by using technology advancement in the benefit of every community.
PRODUCT MARKETING LEAD, BITDEFENDER
Anca Bundaru leads every facet of the product's journey, focusing on shaping the voice of the product and helping it grow a consumer base. Her job is to demonstrate how Bitdefender’s products solve the world's security, making the customer the priority, and ultimately, letting technology speak for itself. Anca is responsible for understanding the customer in order to build assets and a strategy to position and message Bitdefender products worldwide. Anca is relatively obsessed with technology and believes new products can change the world and can improve lives on a massive scale. She keeps close to the entrepreneurial culture and she likes to immerse herself in innovation ecosystems. Also, she’s been mentoring startups for about 3 years now and she likes to unlock the unseen potential of their products. It’s worth highlighting that before joining Bitdefender, 6 years ago, she had 8 years of full-time experience in communication & marketing. She was also part of the most awarded digital campaign in Romania.