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.
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.
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
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.
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 Vice-President Membership Experience, Professional Women’s Network – Romanian chapter
- Founder and Board Member ENVISIA Boards of Elite
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).
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.
Reduce risk and identify opportunities, providing a competitive edge;
Improve strategic planning and make better decisions.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
As the BDO HR Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Sorin conducted numerous projects both at a local and international level, coordinating 14 countries from the Balkans area for almost 10 years and being responsible with developing the HR strategy for the entire global organization;
His professional development is accentuated by professional certifications, as he is a Certified Management Consultant with International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, member of the Romanian HR Club, certified trainer, certified project manager and certified competency evaluator;
He published a book in 2003, The Art of Memory, one of the first Romanian books about memory training and development and he is an active author on HR and mind enhancement topics with constant appearances in mass media;
Sorin has a degree in Psychology and has a Master Degree in Psycho-diagnostic and another Master Degree in Organizational Psychology. Internationally, Sorin is an EMBA graduate (Executive Master of Business Administration with WU – Vienna University – Austria and Minnesota University – USA) and also he graduated a special program about Eentrepreneurship & Leadership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA.