Akram Hakiri

Researcher @ Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Akram Hakiri is a senior research scientist and researcher at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France. His research addresses a variety of problems related to Quality of Service (QoS) issues of heterogeneous network environment and multi-technologies network systems, middleware technologies for Distributed and Real Time systems (DRE) issues, such as resource provisioning, timeliness with Systems design and implementation techniques.

Anca Bundaru


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.

Andreea Baciu

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.

Andreea Naghi

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Andrea Naghi is an Assistant Professor at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Department of Econometrics.

Andreea Pipernea

Managing Partner @ APLUS Advisory

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.

Bogdan Nistoreanu

Associate Professor - FABIZ

Education: PhD in Economics, specialization in Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (2013); Master in Economics, specialization in Marketing and Business Communication, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (2007); Bachelor in Economics, The Faculty of Business Administration, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (2005).

Carmen Paunescu


Carmen Paunescu is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at the Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE).

Catalin Silvestru

Cătălin Ionuț SILVESTRU is associate professor in Economic Informatics and Cybernetics Department, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest. He received his PhD in the field of Economic Informatics at the Academy of Economic Studies. He is a member of INFOREC professional association, Project Management Romania association, ACM, IEEE and others. He has one invention and one prototype approved. His work focuses on the programming, robotics, blockchain, information system, e-learning, long life learning, and project management, building management system, software application, integrated management systems and human resources development. His research experience is consistent as Project Manager of 7 research projects won by competition in National contests and 9 projects won by competition in International contests. . He is also member in several working groups as European level (such as EQF AG, ESCO) as well as in various working groups and committees at local level involving adult education and training, higher education and professional development. He published over 40 articles in journals and magazines in computer science, informatics, e-learning, project management and long life learning fields, over 30 papers presented at national and international conferences, symposiums and work-shops and he was member in over 38 research projects.

Cătălina Chinie

Lecturer - FABIZ

Economist with a PhD in Business Administration and over 10 years of experience in finance and IT sectors

Cătălina-Lucia COCIANU

Full Professor

Cătălina-Lucia Cocianu graduated from University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics Program in 1995. In 1997 she received her MSc degree in Mathematics, Operating Systems and Parallel Computing. She received the Ph.D. degree in Cybernetics and Economic Statistics from Bucharest University of Economic Studies in 2002. In 2009 she received the Ph.D. degree in Information […]

Christian Fieseler

Professor Of Economics

After stations at the University of St. Gallen, and as visiting researcher and faculty associate at the Universities of Harvard and Stanford, Christian currently serves as full professor for Communication and Management at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway, where he dedicated the last five years to building an interdisciplinary research group (the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society) and a solid curriculum at the intersection of New Media, Digital Technologies and Society.

Christian Nasulea

Associate Professor

Christian Nasulea teaches economics at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest and is an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. His courses cover topics such as Global Economics, Globalisation, History of Economic Thought, Business Administration, Innovation Management and Cross-Cultural Management. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe and a fellow of the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales. He has a PhD in management with a thesis on complex adaptive systems. His research interests revolve around economics and technology. In addition to his academic work he is also a tech entrepreneur currently holding positions as CEO or CTO in several tech businesses. His business work deals with software development, blockchain, information security, online education, media production.

Ciprian Turcan

Foreign Reserves Risk Management Officer @ National Bank of Romania

Corina Agarici

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.

Cristian Negrutiu

Partner @ Sparking Capital & Lecturer @ FABIZ

Currently the co-founder of a Venture Capital fund, Cristian Negrutiu has an experience of 19 years in the Operations & Supply Chain field.

Dragos Vespan

Associate Professor

Dragos Vespan is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics of the Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest, Romania.

Florian Teleaba

Principal & Bucharest Office Lead @ Kearney

Strategy and transformation at Filbo, Romanian Fintech dedicated to small businesses, the brand of OMRO IFN SA. 10 years of consulting experience in Kearney, with focus on strategy and top-line growth, transformation and post-merger integration, in multiple industries and countries (from Western Europe to Turkey to Qatar). PhD (Summa Cum Laude) in behavioral economics and product development (research focus on brand choice behavior and loyalty). Included in the 2018 Top 25 Global Leaders in Consulting, by Consulting Magazine (thanks to my Kearney Bucharest colleagues). Father of a fantastic little girl and husband. Passionate about DIY projects around the house, family trips, cars.

Francesco Bellini


Prof. Bellini is teaches Digital Transformation and Data Management and is a research fellow in Innovation and Technology Management at University of Rome "La Sapienza". His main research interests are "Creativity and technology innovation", "Organisational design" and "Innovation strategies". With more than 20 years of experience in consultancy as well as R&I projects at national and EU level, his work is at the crossroad between innovation, entrepreneurship and finance. He is a founder of Eurokleis where he is now senior partner in charge of the Innovation Lab, that provides consultancy for private and public organisations on financial and management issues related to the innovation initiatives (start-up, technology transfer, evaluation, intangibles, risk and compliance). For these subjects he is technical consultant at the Court of Rome.

Gabriel Diaconescu

Manager @ BearingPoint

Gabriel Diaconescu is a Manager at the management and technology consulting firm BearingPoint. His education background is computer science, studying both in Romania and in France, where he graduated his Master studies, in Toulouse. He started his career in the start-up ecosystem: in Romania, in the financial services area, and in France, in retail. In […]

Iulian Intorsureanu

Associate Professor

Iulian holds a degree in Business Informatics from the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Business Informatics, ASE Bucharest. His doctoral thesis (2004, ASE) was related to project management for software development. He has been teaching IT-related courses (bachelor and master) in German, at the Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages (FABIZ). He believes that a solid understanding of information technologies is nowadays a must for every business administration specialist. Iulian's research interests are related to software project management and using IT for effective teaching and learning of digital competences.

Liviu Șerban

Software engineer @ Google

Liviu Serban is a Software Engineer @ Google Romania. His education background is computer science, with a Bachelor of Science from the  University of Bucharest. He started his career as a malware researcher @ Avira, and then moved to work mainly as a Java developer with Cloud Technologies and using machine learning. In 2018, he joined Fitbit, as […]

Luis Rojas

Research Fellow at MOVE, Adjunct Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Luis E. Rojas is a research fellow at MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics), adjunct professor at Univeristat Autonoma de Barcelona and affiliated professor of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Previously he was an Economist at the central bank of Colombia before his doctoral studies at the European University Institute. Professor Rojas is a Macroeconomist and his research focuses on expectation formation, taxation and monetary economics.

Mădălina Meghișan

Full Professor

Madalina Meghisan Toma is Full Professor PhD at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Scientific Researcher III at the Romanian Academy, National Institute of Economic Research ”Costin C. Kiritescu”. She is the author of more than 20 articles in international data base journals and she published several books in Marketing and Management. She was awarded the Third Prize for Economics Literature in the field of Commerce-Tourism by AFER (Association of Economic Faculties from Romania), for the book entitled “Strategies on the mobile telecommunications market from Romania”, Shaker Verlag Publishing House, Aachen, Germany (2012).

Marius Matei

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).

Mike Franz Wahl

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.

Oana Garcia

Manager, EY

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.

Petre Caraiani

Full Professor @ FABIZ

Petre Caraiani is a senior researcher at Institute for Economic Forecasting at Romanian Academy. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling and International Review of Economics & Finance. His main topics of interest include business cycles, forecasting, nonlinear modeling and networks.

Sever Moldovean

Blockchain Project Manager at Elrond Network

Sever is an IT professional with 20 years of experience in service delivery. He spent the early years of his career working with system integrators as an engineer and consultant, delivering services & projects for public administration, telcos and energy companies. He joined OMV Petrom in 2005 and spent 13 years as part of the […]

Sorin Anagnoste

Sorin Anagnoste

Associate Professor - FABIZ

Sorin Anagnoste is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Business Administration (FABIZ), from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE).

Ștefan Stavrositu

Chief Executive Officer at BCR Asigurari de Viata - Vienna Insurance Group

With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and financial services, Ștefan Stavrositu is an insurance enthusiast with proven successful results. Over the years, he has developed strong Business and Sales strategy competencies in both design and implementation, backed up by international experience in strategic sales transformation programs. He is passionate about people management & development, and strongly believes in seeing the full part of the glass, being always on the lookout for new opportunities. Effective in mentoring and developing teams for achieving business goals.

Tănase Stamule

DEAN & Associate Professor - FABIZ

Vlad Rosca

Lecturer - FABIZ

Vlad I. Roșca, PhD, has graduated Business Administration in German language, BSc (2009) and MSc (2011), also holding a BSc degree in Marketing (2010) and a MSc degree in International Business (2012), all within The Bucharest University of Economic Studies. PhD in Marketing (2014), with a work on Sports Branding. He delivers lectures in Customer Relationship Management, Change Management, Marketing, Online Business, and Communications and Mass Media, in German and English languages, at the Faculty of Business Administration within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.