The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania) has elected 5 of a total of 13 board of directors members on Wednesday at their annual general meeting, according to a press release.
AmCham stated that the board of directors members has been elected for a 1-year mandate and that their leadership and representation body will include:
- President: Ionuț Simion, Country Managing Partner – PwC Romania
- Vice-President: Anca Damour, Executive Board Member – Carrefour Romania
- Vice-President: Cristian Sporiș, Vice-President, Head of Corporate Banking, Raiffeisen Bank Romania
- Treasurer: Alexander Milcev, Tax& Law Leader Romania, Partner – EY Romania
- Members with AmCham Romania include:
- Omer Tetik, CEO – Banca Transilvania
- Cristian Agalopol, Central & Eastern Head Securities and Capital Markets – Citibank
- Dorin Pena, General Manager – Cisco Romania
- Alexandru Reff, Country Managing Partner – Deloitte Romania
- Ciprian Lăduncă, Managing Partner – LCL
- Sevan Kaloustian, Managing Director – Janssen, Johnson & Johnson Romania
- Alina Orban, Ad-interim Country General Manager – Microsoft Romania
- Roberto Musneci, Co-Founder & Senior Partner – Șerban & Musneci Associates
- Ionuț Sas, VP of Tax, Payroll and Equity – UiPath
“Along with my fellow board members, I am honoured to be able to continue AmCham’s mission to contribute through the public-private dialogue to identifying the best measures for increasing Romania’s investment profile, which will foster prosperity for businesses operating in Romania and for Romanians,” said Ionuț Simion.
“We are equally committed to contribute as an organization to the strengthening the economic pillar of the U.S. – Romanian strategic partnership, especially as we witness a relaunch of the transatlantic trade,” added Simion.
AmCham explained that their vision and recommendations have been the result of the joint effort and expertise that AmCham’s over 450 member companies shared through the working groups that covered a wide agenda of cross-sectorial and industry issues.
The priorities for AmCham Romania, formulated by the members reiterated several important factors that continue to remain central on the agenda of the board of directors. These include:
- Romania’s accession to OECD
- Identifying a new model for economic convergence
- Accessing the Next Generation EU and the multiannual budget 2021-2027
- Investments in critical infrastructures for transport, healthcare, education, industry
- Post pandemic fiscal consolidation
- Accelerating the digital transformation process
- Prioritizing research- development- innovation
- Capital Market development
- Healthcare system reform
- Education reform
- Energy sector transformation focused on – Decentralization, Decarbonation, Digitization
- Transition to the green economy
- Labour market correlation with the social and economic realities
- Supporting the tourism sector
- Ensuring a modern, high performing, ethical rule of law.
“AmCham Romania will continue to a constructive dialogue partner for the decision-makers, with regard to the issues of immediate interest for the business community as well as concerning the shared objectives of economic recovery within the global value chain,” according to a report.