Envisia brings along high profile, experienced and dynamic trainers, experts in their field, with unique real-life experience and case studies to the agenda. Given their mix of business expertise and field-based research, they will engage you in memorable learning experience
Prof. Andrew Kakabadse
He is currently embarked on a major million global study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice, with the participation of a number of governments including British Ministers of State. His top team database covers 43 nations and many thousands of private and public-sector organizations. He holds a number of international Visiting Professorships and Fellowships and has published 45 books, over 230 articles and 18 monographs. Andrew has been made one of ten lifelong members of Thinkers50, the listing of the world’s top 50 business and policy thinkers.
Adrian Baciu, PhD
Adrian Codîrlașu, PhD, CFA
He believes that in order to leave your creation on the hands of a management team, you need to go through a serious self-discovery and acceptance process.
In the last 19 years, with TREND, he developed and supported consultancy programs, not only for multinationals, but also for Romanian companies.
“Big cultural change projects come along with serious drawbacks and difficulties. A constructive culture ca be helped by coherent structures and systems, but more importantly it can be shaped by leaders”.
Adrian works with client teams in organizational transformation projects.
Adriana Lobda, FCCA
She graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Business & Trade, with a Master Degree in Economics. She graduated also the program of Executive Master of Business Administration-from The Institute for Business Administration in Bucharest/ Kennesaw State University, Atlanta. Adriana is a:
- Member of Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors(CAFR)
- Member of Certified Chartered Accountants Body (CECCAR)
- Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA),
- Member of Romanian Association of Evaluators (ANEVAR),
- Board Vice-president of the Independent Administrators’ Association (IIA) in Romania
- Board member of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors
Alice Tulbure, ACI, ATR
Alice graduated from ICMA Centre, Henley Business School – University of Reading, with a Masters degree in International Securities, Investment and Banking (2011). She also holds professional certifications related to her area of expertize.
Alice is a member of ACI Romania and ATR – The Association of Treasurers of Romania.
Anca Dragu, PhD
Anca holds a PhD, master and bachelor degrees in economics and finance from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, National School for Political and Administrative Studies and George Washington University.
Anca Sigartau, PhD
Angela Rosca, MBA
She is a trainer and speaker at various tax conferences and seminars, a key member of the advisory team to the Romanian Ministry of Finance with regard to introduction and amendment of the Fiscal Code, leader of the taxation task force of the Romanian Business Leaders and an active member of the taxation task forces of the Foreign Investment Council and AmCham in Romania, leader of the taxation task-force of Coalitia pentru Dezvoltarea Romaniei in 2016.
Angela holds an MA Degree in International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (1996) and an MBA Degree from the Institute for Business and Public Administration at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2001).
Bogdan is consultant serving large organisations, helping them to manage large scale projects to achieve their strategic objectives.
With a scientific educational background, graduating Physics and Computer Science for Economics, his professional experiences is endorsed by a consistent portfolio for professional certifications.
Over the years he audited or consulted projects with a total value exceeding 1 billion euros. He dedicated the last four years to pan European projects helping European Commission to build and run projects that aim to create communications processes between institutions from such wide multicultural landscapes as European one.
Currently is managing the largest corporate program at the European Commission.
Bruce Gahir, CIMA
Bruce’s research interests are in the areas of Virtue Ethics, Finance, and Business Strategy. Currently his research focuses on Business Ethics with a special interest in decision-making models using the framework of Virtue Ethics. Other areas of interest, together with those of Head of School Stefano Cavagnetto, are to do with Portfolio Theory, CAPM, algorithmic trading, behavioural finance, and efficiency of financial markets.
Bruce holds MSc in Applied Mathematics, MPhil in Philosophy (Business Ethics), BA (Hons) in Philosophy and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics/Physics from the University of London. He also holds CIMA Qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the UK Department of Education. He has also completed the Fintech Programme at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
Currently he is a Board Member of the ACCA Global Ethics Forum
Carmen Ciucă, ACI, FCCA
Carmen has 6 years of experience, on banking operations, working in several local banks, spanning from payments instruments to various settlement techniques. She built and managed for 4 years the middle-office function in Raiffeisen Bank while expanding her experience in the field of market risk, credit risk and operational risk. Carmen had the opportunity to work in a project under Raiffeisen Bank International umbrella, where in a cross-functional and international team, she set the foundation for the product management expertise and for 14 years she improved this area of proficiency. Carmen is currently managing in Raiffeisen Bank Romania the capital market products portfolio.
She is a member of ACI Romania.
Carmen Micu, EMBA, Chair IASE
Carmen holds a Master’s degree in Power Engineering from “Politehnica” University Bucharest (graduated in 1992) and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest joint programme with University of Washington, Seattle, US, graduated in 1997 (ASEBUSS – The Institute for Business Administration in Bucharest, Romania).
She is an alumna of the “Global CEO Programme” (2012) from IESE Business School joint programme with Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated the “Executive Development Program” from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2006. Carmen holds a certification in Hogan psychological evaluation and is a member of The “Independent Directors’ Association” (AAI).
- Board IASE Chairwoman, The International Association for Sustainable Economy Global
- Board Vice-President Membership Experience, Professional Women’s Network – Romanian chapter
- Founder and Board Member ENVISIA Boards of Elite
Carmen Lipara, PhD
Chris Ansell, CFA
She is the Managing Partner of CSR BootIQ, a consultancy offering sustainability reporting, impact assessment and strategic CSR services. Prior to becoming a sustainability consultant, Cristina has worked for the United Nations Secretariat (1998 – 2012).
She is a a GRI Nominated Trainer and PECB Certified Trainer.
Cristina is an ISO 20121 PECB Certified Lead Implementer and a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner. Her areas of expertise include: stakeholder engagement (AA1000 SES), non-financial/ sustainability reporting (GRI Standards, SDGs, CDP, ISO26000), sustainable events (ISO 20121) and sustainability assurance (Accountability Standards series: AA1000 AS, AA1000 APS).
As of 2019, Cristina has a 3-year term as a member of one of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) governance bodies, the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC).
Daniel Marius Staicu
Daniela Ropota, CIIA
Doina Patrubani, MBA
Relevant projects include areas such as: organizational redesign and business process reengineering, aligning human resources to the organization strategy, organizational culture assessment, KPI Implementation, human resources audit, conceptual preparation of a remuneration and motivation system, serving as a basis for collective negotiations and future changes in the company’s remuneration system
Doina holds an MBA degree from Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris.
Gabriela Hârțescu, PhD
Gabriela has over 20 years of experience in the field of professional training and academic education in finance and banking, having held various managerial positions and responsibilities both in Romania and at the European level: Chief Executive Officer at the Romanian Banking Institute (RBI), member of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of Triple E EFCB Committee at the European Banking and Financial Services Training Association (EBTN), etc. She is also a senior trainer and delivers seminars on international trade finance.
• She holds a PhD in Finance from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.
• Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment UK (CISI)
• Member of the Association of the Romanian Financial and Banking Analysts (AAFBR)
• President of the Banking Commission, International Chamber of Commerce/ ICC – within the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ CCIR
• Chair of the Academic Committee of the International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE
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Who we are:
A team of Intelligence professionals that use their knowledge and experience in the world of business to the benefit of companies seeking competitive advantage and business continuity and security.
Consultants and trainers for leading organizations in various fields like: Banking, Financial Services (Big 4), Energy, Insurance, IT&C, BPO, Retail, Automotive, Legal Services, Manufacturing & Chemicals, Constructions, Embassies, Governmental Agencies, etc.
The creators of the business intelligence expert and business intelligence manager occupational standards.
The founders of the Association of Business Intelligence Professionals (ASIA) and Institute of Business & Competitive Intelligence (IBCI – www.ibci.ro)
Ionut Stoica - Head of Cybercrime Academy, CEPOL
Johan Winbladh, PhD
An innovator, solution maker and entrepreneur, Laurel created and leads Positive Presence, Concept Shopping, PPPrivé, ASPIeRATIONSUK (Optimizing the employability of Talent with Asperger Syndrome) and By Invitation Only (for elite women) A leading international authority and thought-leader in all aspects of personal effectiveness, she is recognized for her expertise, knowledge and wisdom gained from unparalleled experience working with men and women across the globe. An international image doyenne who ‘Walks her Talk, an accomplished sought-after presenter, moderator and panelist at events in the UK and overseas, Laurel is a seasoned graduate in ‘Life’ (cum laude), a positive role model and mentor.
A renowned subject expert and author of numerous articles and the definitive book on Business Image for The Chartered Management Institute which sold extensively across all continents.
Luminita Daneti, MBA
Laurentiu Mihailescu, PhD
Madalina Dorila, EMBA
She holds an EMBA from Vienna University (WU).
Madalin Rosu, PhD
He is passionate about cognitive and behavioral science as he holds a Master in this field and as well he holds a PhD in Finance from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.
Mirela Paunescu, PhD, FCCA, CIA
professional qualifications such as: FCCA, CIA, CAFR, CCF and
CECCAR along with a solid academic background: a PhD in
Accounting from ASE Bucharest and an MBA from Bentley University
USA (graduated with High Distinction). She is a highly experienced
practitioner, being a partner in a consulting firm. Her main fields of
expertise covers: IFRS, Audit, Taxation, Budgeting, Business
Planning, etc. Mirela is also an accredited trainer with applied
teaching experience both in classroom and on-line courses delivered
to professionals looking to acquire additional practical skills,
enhanced understanding and solutions in the fields of the trainings.
Mihaela Stoica, ICA, ACI
Mihai Purcarea, CFA
Mihai Stan, FCCA
Mona Opran started her career in communication and business management over 20 years ago. Working both on client and agency side she accumulated knowledge in communication strategy for both internal and external stakeholders, she helped building strong brands and businesses in the South East Europe and she managed the agency transformation in the most challenging times in the communication industry.
Mona Opran was in charge of developing collaboration models with other markets, setting up businesses in diverse specialisms across the region, for clients across the globe.
She is an active trainer and mentor, being inspired by people passions and a strong believer in one’s potential.
She is also an active volunteer in marketing & advertising associations, in the business community and social NGOs
Favorite quote: “My life is my message” – Mahatma Gandhi
Prof. Nada Korac Kakabadse
She is elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and their representative in the UK and Brussels. She has also contributed over 90 chapters to international volumes and has published over 190 scholarly articles. She has co-authored 23 books.
Nada has worked for international organizations in Scandinavia, the Middle East and North Africa as well as the Canadian and Australian Federal Governments. Her clients have included Alliance & Leicester, Citigroup, Microsoft, Motorola, Vodafone Australia, GSK, Severstal and in the public sector a number of UK and Australian government departments.
Previously, she held the position of Professor in Management and Business Research at the University.
Dr. Nadeem Khan, PhD
Current research interests include corporate firm strategic behavior; Institutional, corporate and citizen stakeholder relations; governance effects on policy innovation; global governance agendas; public and private board leadership disciplines; board and top team dynamics; ethics and CSR; sustainability at times of crisis and in volatile environments; government-business-third sector responsibilities within society.
Practical consultancy joint research experiences include: Building Trust through Governance – Institute of Chartered Secretaries (I.C.S.A.) U.K.; Discontinuous Board Leadership – Alvarez and Marsal; Executive Team Development – Tate & Lyle. Academic papers have been presented at conferences in UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Switzerland, Morocco, Japan, Sweden and Greece, along with co-authored papers published in journals and chapter contributions to books.
Prior to joining Schoenherr, Narcisa was head of the capital markets practice at a Romanian law firm, and until 2002 she was Head of Legal at the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Narcisa advised not only companies on corporate governance matters, but also investors seeking to protect their shareholders’ rights in listed companies.
Narcisa served as a non-executive board member of the Bucharest Stock Exchange and of the Corporate Governance Institute.
She is a regular speaker in conferences focusing on corporate governance, being also a trainer certified by the Financial Supervisory Authority.
Narcisa is a very active commentator in public debates on proposed regulations addressing corporate governance matters.
In 2004, Narcisa co-authored the OECD Report on the Romanian implementation of the OECD Corporate Governance Principles.
She oversees the strategic direction and operations of Amrop in Romania and serves as a Senior Consultant for Consumer Markets, Technology & Media and Industrial Practices.
She began her executive search career in January 2006, when she joined the affiliate office of Korn/Ferry in Romania as COO and Partner. Previously, Oana’s professional background includes a long and successful tenure with CocaCola Hellenic Bottling Company (9 years). Starting as Trainee Manager, she built her career up through various top management positions in IT, International Project Management & Performance Management, and Human Resources.
Oana assisted and advised in the last years leading companies on leadership and seniormanagement appointments, strategic restructuring and talent acquisition programs.
Her former career gives her real-life sensitivity to many aspects of the performance requirements of the role. Her expertise includes multi-cultural leadership, linking business strategy to individual and organizational objectives, talent management and international project management.
Oana has extensive experience in working with Executive Boards, as well as in leadership assessments of senior management teams. She is a certified SHL assessor and MBTI practitioner. Oana holds a Bachelor Degree in Computers Science from the West University of Timisoara, Romania.
Owen Fernandes, PhD
Owen is also on the external teaching faculty of three Universities in Europe and specializes in teaching Global Leadership & Business Operation modules at the MBA level. He also holds a 6 SIGMA black belt certification – expert level.
Simona currently holds two nonexecutive board functions, one in a majority state-owned company acting in the mining and food sector and, in a privately-owned listed company acting in the commercial real estate business. The other business segments she is specialized in refer to energy sector (productions and distribution) and financial markets (commercial and investment banking).
Her area of expertise includes corporate governance, corporate finance and internal audit as well as business strategy and business development.
Simona graduated the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and built her expertise while pursuing an investment banking carrier, being involved in the foundation of Romanian capital market in the 90’s, from regulator’s position, consultant and equity specialized investment banker. Her professional maturity was in the commercial banking sector, built in a fast development and growth period in the years 2000 – 2008 followed by a deep restructuring amid 2009-2011. She held managerial positions from 2000 and, since 2006 she has been in directorship functions.
At present, Simona considers herself in the consolidation phase, aspiring to use her knowledge and experience for increasing companies’ sustainable growth as well as for enhancing the good corporate governance standards reason why Simona is also involved in various educational projects and volunteering engagements.
Steve Willis, FCCA
Steve specializes in technical training in finance and accounting and in a range of human and people skills, such as change management, performance management, communication, and presentation skills. He holds a FCCA certificate from ACCA.
Vlad Voicu, PhD, CFA, ACI
He holds a PhD from The Faculty of Management – ASE Bucharest and professional certifications such as: CFA, ACI Certificate & Diploma.