Romanian capital market joining forces – aligned towards innovation

Forum by ARIR | June 9th 2023 | Grand Hotel Bucharest, Fortuna Ballroom


ARIR, the only association specialized in Investor Relations from Romania, a community of companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), organizes the fifth edition of the ARIR’s Annual Forum, on June 9th, with a high-level presence.

The central topic of the event is Romanian Capital Market Joining Forces – Aligned Towards Innovation, as the core purpose of the Forum is to analyse the joint efforts of listed companies, the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the Romanian state to reach new milestones in regards of the capital market. ARIR will bring to the same table both the top management of the largest companies in the country listed one the Bucharest Stock Exchange and representatives of the government institutions, in order to facilitate another step in the development of the capital market.

The attendees will have the chance to find out more about Romania’s process of accession to OECD, innovation in Investor Relations and key hot topics that involve companies listed on both the main market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the AeRO market.

The event represents an opportunity to connect with capital market stakeholders, to discuss the current challenges of issuers and best practices.

Forum by ARIR is a discussion space that brings together around 100 people that are active or interested in the capital market. The format is one of an interactive conference, in which the audience can attend to panel discussions, guest speeches, Q&A sessions and roundtables.


9:00 am  – 9:30 am

Registration of participants and networking over coffee

09:30 am – 09:35 am

Opening Speech - Daniela Șerban ARIR President

9:35 am – 10:05 am

Panel  authorities - Romania in OECD

Confirmed speakers:
-Adrian Țuțuianu, Deputy Secretary General of the Romanian Government; 

-Mihai Precup, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance; 

-Ovidiu Petru,  Director General of the General Directorate Financial Instruments and Investment Sector FSA; 

-Radu Hanga, President of the Board of Bucharest Stock Exchange;

Moderator: Daniela Șerban, ARIR President;

10:05 am –   10:20 am

Guest Speaker insights - Country IR. How Romania presents itself to investors

Confirmed speakers:

-Ștefan Nanu, General Director of the General Directorate of Treasury and Public Debt in the Ministry of Finance; 

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Partner Presentation


- Martin Railton, Head of Advisory EMEA, Corporate Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence;

10:40 am – 11:25 am

Panel  IROs  -  Modernization of Investor Relations. How we communicate change

Confirmed speakers: 

-Liviu Vatavu, Head of Legal and Governance Antibiotice;

-Jean Dumitrescu, Investor Relations Director AQUILA;

-Teodora Dănilă, Head of ESG & Investor Relations IMPACT Developer & Contractor;

-Valentina Dinu, Head of Communications and Investor Relations Department Nuclearelectrica;

-Eugeniu Baltag, Investor Relations Manager Purcari Wineries PLC;

-Gabriel-Andrei Țecheră, Corporate Governance & IR Director of TTS - Transport Trade Services;

Moderator: Daniela Aldescu, Executive Director ARIR;

11:25 am – 11:45 am ☕ Coffee break
11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Partner Presentation


- Guenther Kornfellner, Equities & Derivatives Trader For Emea, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Panel AeRO Market CEOs - Listing on the AeRO market. Between too early and too late

Confirmed speakers:

-Peter de Boer, Board Member DN AGRAR Group;

-Andrei Dudoiu, Managing Partner & President BoD SeedBlink;

-Iulian Cîrciumaru, President of the BoD Holde Agri Invest;

Moderator: Tony Romani, ARIR BoD Member

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Panel Main Market Top Management -  Innovation in troubled times. How we grow businesses through multiple crises

Confirmed speakers:

Marius Ștefan, Owner & CEO Autonom Group;

Claudiu Cercel, Deputy CEO Financial Markets Member of the Management Board BRD;

Adrian Tănase, CEO of Bucharest Stock Exchange;

Monica Ivan, CEO BRK Financial Group;

Alexandru Chiriță, CEO Electrica S.A;

Johan Meyer, CEO Franklin Templeton International;

Alina Popa, CFO OMV Petrom;

Cristinel Dobrotă, Deputy General Manager, Romcarbon

Alexandru Stânean, CEO TeraPlast; 

Moderator: Daniela Șerban, ARIR President

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm 🍽️ Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Roundtable sessions – final topics will be announced in due time

• VEKTOR and current methodology;

Moderator: ARIR Team, Daniela Șerban, ARIR President & Daniela Aldescu, Executive Director ARIR;

•News in the communication of companies with individual investors;

Moderator: Cristian Istrătescu, Entreprenuer & Capital Market Investor and Real Estate; Alexandru Dobre, Director Equity Research, TradeVille; Florin Rața, Founder, Trainer in personal finance; 

•Communicating change to institutional investors; 

Moderator: Dragoș Manolescu,Deputy CEO OPT Asset Management Romania; Simona Ciubotariu, Director Investment Banking, Raiffeisen Bank; Simon Huber, Senior Equity Sales and Emerging Markets Specialist, Raiffeisen Bank International AG;

• Communicating change to analysts;

Moderator: Remus Dănilă, Head of Business Development, Bucharest Stock Exchange; Caius Roa Rapanu, Senior Analyst, Erste Group; 

• ESG and new tool usable in Investor Relations;

Moderator: Laura Negrișoiu, Sustainability Director, Mazars Romania; 

• ESEF & IFRS Reporting; 

Moderator: Otto Ovidiu Strasszer, Senior Manager, Financial Services & Advisory, Mazars Romania;


Daniela Șerban


Is an economist with over 16 years of experience in Capital Markets, at the Bucharest Stock Exchange, in media, at The Money Channel, and in advisory. She initiated and has driven the project to set up the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) and she is currently ARIR’s President. She launched VERTIK Group, which includes a consultancy company, a think tank and an investment vehicle. Daniela was Director of Investor Relations and Public Relations at the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) between 2015-2017 and has held various other positions within BVB since 2010. During her term, Biznis Polska awarded BVB for the Best IR Department in CEE in September 2017. As IR professional, Daniela met institutional investors and was involved in organizing events in London, New York, Tokyo, Warsaw, Prague, and Budapest. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Finance, at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.

Adrian Țuțuianu


Romanian politician, currently Deputy General Secretary of the Government, with the rank of Secretary of State, senator from Dâmbovița in the Romanian Parliament in the mandates 2008–2012 and 2016–2020 from the PSD + PC alliance. Between 2012 and 2016 he was president of the Dâmbovița County Council. He was Minister of Defense from June 29, 2017, to September 6, 2017.

Mihai Precup


Is a partner and member of the investment committee of a private equity fund with branches in Luxembourg and Bucharest. For 5 years, he was professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris where he taught a course in Monetary Policy and a course in private equity. Mihai Precup graduated from a private equity doctoral program that was co-sponsored by the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the University of Timișoara. Furthermore, Mihai Precup graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and a master’s degree in financial engineering from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. For several years, he was an advisor to the Vice President of the European Investment Bank, his responsibilities being related to South East Europe (Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and FYROM). Mihai Precup has extensive connections with the financial and business world at EU level and beyond and is passionate about Romania’s long-term development.

Ștefan Nanu


Ştefan Nanu started his career in 1998 in the Ministry of Finance, in the State Treasury and Public Debt Management department. He gradually evolved to the position of general director of the Treasury. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the representative of Romania at the World Bank in Washington, after which he returned to the same position, as General Director of the Treasury.

Ștefan Nanu holds a Master’s Degree in Management of Public Institutions from the Academy of Economic Science (Bucharest) and has completed a number of executive educational programs, including Harvard Kennedy School, Venice International University, Goldman Sachs Academy and others.

Ovidiu Petru


Is an economist with over 15 years of experience in the field of the capital market, successively occupying positions such as a broker, marketing director, and general manager of the Sibiu Stock Exchange (Sibex-Sibiu Stock Exchange SA). His professional activity also includes positions such as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Board. He currently works at the Financial Supervisory Authority holding the position of General Director of the Financial Instruments and Investments General Directorate. Mr. Ovidiu Petru graduated from “Lucian Blaga” University, Faculty of Economic Studies and he has a Master’s in Company Management and Marketing Strategies and Policies.

Radu Hanga


Is the Chairman of the Board of Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) since 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets, holding several positions on the Boards of Directors of listed companies and being the 2015 and 2020 President of the Association of Asset Managers in Romania.

Adrian Tănase


Is currently the CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, a position he has occupied since January 2018 and has a career of over 20 years in equity portfolio management. Prior to taking up this position, Adrian was the Chief Investment Officer for 5 years at NN Pensii, the largest Romanian private pension fund, and CEO at ING Asset Management, Bucharest Branch for 2 years. He is a member of the CFA Institute since 2009.

Marius Ștefan

OWNER & CEO Autonom Group

Marius Ștefan is CEO and Founder of Autonom, an integrated provider of mobility and financing services.

Marius Stefan graduated from the MBA program of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Marius is a strong supporter of education and entrepreneurship. 10 years ago, together with his brother, Dan Ștefan, he developed the Autonom Foundation – a unique initiative with a decentralized decision-making system. In 2022, over 2,00 educational projects were initiated and supported by the Foundation, reaching a total of 840. Currently, Marius is president of Romanian Business Leaders, chairman of the Endeavor Romania board and member of the Teach for Romania board. He was elected member of the Supervisory Board of OMV Petrom, the largest company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange) and is a consultant on the board of companies such as Secom, Dr. Leahu Clinics and many others.

Jean Dumitrescu


He is a professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial-operational field, FMCG distribution, logistics and transport, and target management, working since 2006 in the largest leading company in integrated distribution and logistics services for the consumer goods market in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, AQUILA. Within AQUILA, he coordinated the financial department for 14 years, holding the position of Financial Director, and is currently Director of Investor Relations within the same company. Also, between 2001-2004 he was financial controller, Exploration and Production Division: international exposure within Rompetrol, and between 2004-2006 within ING Bank he held the position of Corporate Relations Manager.

Claudiu Cercel


He coordinates the activity of the structures: Financial Markets, Securities, Financial Markets Operations Support Office, Market Analysis Office. Between 1992 and 1993, he was a sales manager in the field of communications products. He has worked within BRD since 1993, and filled in the positions of Treasury Officer, FX technical analyst, FX trader, Treasury Deputy Manager, Market Operations Manager and Executive Officer of Financial Markets.

He graduated from the Economic Studies Academy, Cybernetics Faculty, in 1992, as well as from numerous management and leadership training courses organised both by Société Générale and other banking institutions: Nomura Bank (London), Bank of America (San Francisco), or the Montreal University and London Business School. He graduated from the Executive Master of Business Administration – ASEBUSS BUCHAREST / UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, USA. Since October 2, 2008, he has been a Deputy CEO.

Monica Ivan

CEO BRK Financial Group

Is the CEO of BRK Financial Group, holding this position since 2019. She has an experience of over 25 years on the Romanian capital market, holding management positions in financial investment services companies, such as: Delta Valori Mobiliare and SSIF Blue Rock Financial Services, and within some capital market institutions, among which: Depozitarul Sibex, Casa Română de Compensație, Fondul de Compensare a Investitorilor și Bursa Monetar-Financiar și de Mărfuri Sibiu.

Coordinating the Investor Relations function within BRK, she has significantly contributed to the implementation of best practices in the relation with investors and this mandate, she aims to expand the membership base by promoting ARIR among issuers and potential issuers.

Peter de Boer


Peter de Boer is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Business Administration at Leiden University, The Netherlands, as well as the financial evaluation and modeling course at CFI Corporate Financial Institute.  He has been part of the DN AGRAR team since 2019, as a Strategic Corporate Financial Manager and Investor Relations Manager.  Thanks to experience Peter is in charge of leading the administrative departments of the group of DN AGRAR companies and is responsible for establishing and implementing Human Resource strategies, as well as the strategy of digitization of the companies within the group. The implementation of an ERP system and management software for agriculture. From the perspective of the relationship with the investors of DN AGRAR, Peter is responsible for maintaining effective, constant, and transparent communications, ensuring a long-term partnership with them.

Alexandru Chiriță

CEO Electrica S.A

Alexandru Chiriță is a professional with considerable experience in the legal and energy fields. He obtained a law degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest in 2008 and subsequently dedicated almost a decade to practicing law.

Throughout his career, he has accumulated extensive experience in advising on various legal issues, including commercial law, commercial transactions, and litigation. His deep understanding of the legal framework, together with the ability to develop and implement effective legal strategies, were essentially achieving the organizational objectives.

Its multidisciplinary background is reflected in academic realities. Alexandru Chiriță holds a master’s degree in European Law and Governance from the National Coalition of Political and Administrative Studies, a master’s degree in European Union Law, and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest. Currently, he is pursuing doctoral university studies in the administrative department of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies within the National School of Political and Administrative Studies.

Before joining Electrica’s tour, he held the positions of Legal Manager and Data Protection Manager within Hidroelectrica. In these functions, it has formulated and implemented legal and data protection strategies, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, managing disputes and disputes, and overseeing contractual negotiations. His legal competence and experience proved to be invaluable in the role of General Manager of Electrica, a position he has held since May 2022.

Iulian Cîrciumaru


7 years of strategy consulting in CEE; Co-founded a startup in 2011, made the exit in 2016-2019; Co-founded a start-up studio (a “meta-venture capital” firm) in 2016, invested and involved in a few startups and non-profit projects.
Currently looking for investments opportunities, cool business ideas, smart business models and the likes of it.

Teodora Dănilă


With over 22 years of professional experience, out of wich 19 years experience as an external auditor in a Big 4.

Tony Romani


Has extensive experience in the private sector having worked in capital markets for over 15 years and been involved in complex transactions across various industries and locations. In the last 15 years Tony has worked in the USA, Great Britain and Romania for auditing and consulting companies (PwC and EY), for clients such as Goldman Sachs, AIG Financial Products, Pinebridge Investments and others. In the mergers and acquisitions sector, Tony worked at Freeman & Co. brokerage companies. from New York City and Silkroute Financial from London, but also within the investment banks Morgan Stanley and UBS.

Daniela Aldescu


Daniela is an experienced professional, with over 8 years of experience and demonstrated track record in capital markets, strategy, and communication, working for one of the largest listed companies in Romania – OMV Petrom and Electrica. For over 2 years she has been coordinating the operational activity of ARIR, collaborating with the 38 members of the organization. In her role as an IR professional, she was responsible for ensuring efficient and transparent reporting to the capital market, defining and managing the message to investors, and ensuring the company’s visibility and investor accessibility to the company’s management. She interacted with over 100 local and international investors and coordinated the organization of events dedicated to them, supporting management in conveying the company’s message. She is also Partner in a micro VC that supports start-ups in early stage.

Otto Ovidiu Strasszer


Ovidiu is Senior Manager within the Financial Advisory and Audit Services department.​ Up to December 2020, he was a Senior-Manager in Mazars Paris for 8 years. Ovidiu has over 9 years experience as financial auditor and consultant, accumulated during various audits and financial advisory assignments with a focus on various sectors: Insurance, Banks, Real-Estate. ​Ovidiu oversaw the audit of large listed groups such as SCOR, AXA, AG2R-La Mondiale, etc. Ovidiu was involved in several advisory assignments and internal audits in which he performed risk assessments, prepared audit plans, reviewed internal controls, identified improvement areas and contributed to the documentation of the internal control manual.

Engagement senior-manager for the review and implementation of the Solvency II framework (including internal model). Involvement in due diligence (buyer and seller side) and valuation of companies from the financial sector.

Ovidiu is also coordinating the Romanian IFRS desk and has been involved in first year implementation of IFRS, preparation of individual and consolidated IFRS financial statements, IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 implementation, mergers & acquisitions, specific consultations. Ovidiu has provided several trainings worldwide (Asia, Latin-America, Europe) on various topics such as: internal control framework, IFRS, audit techniques.

Laura Negrișoiu


Laura Negrișoiu is currently Director within the Sustainability Services team at Mazars in Romania, and in the same time, acting as a Strategic Projects and Internal Sustainability Director for Mazars Turkiye. She is committed to helping companies succeed in integrating corporate sustainability, regardless of their current stage in their sustainability journey and understands that intentional change management is one of the key elements in doing so.

Laura is offering sustainability advisory services to clients on the Romanian market while driving the internal sustainability program of Mazars Turkiye meant to connect sustainability to firm’s strategy and to  its results, including  through the B- Corp certification project. In addition, she has significant experience in managing high impact projects with regional and local dimension ranging from process optimization & automation to risk management, governance and internal audit. Her portfolio spans across a range of industries, from banking, operational leasing to retail and production.Before joining Mazars in 2016, Laura started her career in a Big 4 company and subsequently has worked in the operational leasing sector for a large international financial services group.

Laura holds a BSc from The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, majoring in Strategic Marketing from the Faculty of Marketing. She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) within Project Management Institute (PMI).

Valentina Dinu


Valentina Dinu has 19 years of experience in the field of communication and 10 years in Investor Relations and currently coordinates the Department of External Communication, Sustainability, and Investor Relations within the only nuclear energy producer in Romania, SN Nuclearelectrica SA, a position she has held since 2014, being responsible for Nuclearelectrica’s integrated communication with all categories of stakeholders,  including the company’s positioning on the capital market from the perspective of ensuring the strategic function of investor relations. Valentina joined the Nuclearelectrica team in 2009, having previously worked in the university system and the press in the field of communication and project management. In her current position at SNN, Valentina won the BVB award for the best IR strategy, being also awarded by Capital magazine for her excellence in communication management.  From the position of IRO, Valentina met with institutional investors and participated in dedicated events in London, Prague, New York, Bucharest, Zagreb, Stegersbach.

Alina Popa

CFO OMV Petrom

Alina Popa graduated from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Accounting and Information System and is a member of ACCA ( Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). She started her career at Deloitte Audit Romania. Alina Popa joined OMV Petrom in 2006 and has held leadership positions and finance functions, coordinating important projects in the financial field. Between 2015 and 2019, she has been the General Manager and President of the Board of Directors of OMV Petrom Global Solutions, the Shared Service Center of OMV Group. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board of April 17, 2019.

Eugeniu Baltag


A professional with extensive experience in Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Financial Controlling, and M&A, oriented on looking behind the numbers to identify value-adding opportunities and risk mitigation solutions. Gained invaluable insight into working in various industries: Wine and Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, and Advisory. Has developed a passion for telling the stories behind the numbers, and the story behind the wine. Eugeniu Baltag holds a degree in Finance from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, is an ACCA fellow (“FCCA”), is Certified in Investor Relations (“CIR”) from the IR Society UK, has a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Andrei Dudoiu


After 20 years in banking, Andrei started a new life journey in 2018, ready to experience new things, develop his skills and autonomy as an entrepreneur and support the innovation ecosystem. Since then, Andrei initiated Human Finance – a digital accelerator – and at the end of 2019, SeedBlink – an investment platform dedicated to supporting Romanian and European tech startups and their visionary founders.

Martin Railton


Based out of London, Martin runs the EMEA Advisory desk within the Investor Relations, Broker Research, & Sustainability division of S&P Global’s Market Intelligence, providing guidance to Issuers with regards to investor behaviour and engagement. Over the 14 years + with S&P Global, Martin has advised companies on the full range of corporate solutions, including: shareholder surveillance, investor targeting, short interest, activist defence, capital flows insights, investor perception, proxy solicitation, and other bespoke offerings for publicly listed companies. Prior to joining the company, Martin was head of European research at the ratings agency and financial publisher, Citywire. Martin is a CFA charterholder.

Cristian Istrătescu


Is an entrepreneur, Investor in Real Estate for 13 years and for 6 years in the capital markets. Being a long-term investor, I believe a lot in the growth potential for the Romanian stock market, especially of the companies in the AeRO market. I started to change my focus in the last 2 years from the real estate area more towards the investments at BVB, following very carefully many of the companies listed in the last 2 years. In the area of financial education, I am very active through constant contribution with free materials in the top Facebook groups dedicated to investors and organization of an event on the topic of investment in the capital market: Bootcamp Science of Money.

Alexandru Stânean


Alexandru Stânean joined the TeraPlast team in 2007, occupying, over time, different positions within the TeraPlast Group, such as Deputy General Manager, Director of Operations, in charge of external development. In 2008, he was part of the team responsible for TeraPlast’s IPO. Currently, Mr. Stânean is Chief Executive Officer of TeraPlast, in his third term.

Gabriel-Andrei Țecheră


Currently, Gabriel – Andrei Țecheră holds the position of Corporate Governance & IR Director within the company TTS-Transport Trade Services. Graduated in engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest and MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Remus Dănilă


Remus Dănilă has been involved in the capital markets field for 15 years, both in the brokerage business and in the stock exchange environment. Between 2005 – 2016, he worked for the Belgian group KBC Securities in Romania, Belgium and Hungary, covering institutional clients active in the CEE region. Afterwards, he joined Budapest Stock Exchange as director for international relations. Since 2019, Remus is part of the Bucharest Stock Exchange team, being responsible of Public and Investor Relations as well as Business Development activities, including the ESG related projects managed by BVB. He graduated the MBA program of HEC Paris and the Faculty of Finance and Banking of ASE Bucuresti.

Alexandru Dobre


Alexandru Dobre is a seasoned financial professional with a depth of expertise in equity research and a passion for financial education. As the current Equity Research Director at Tradeville, a leading European brokerage firm, he has spearheaded numerous innovative strategies that have contributed to the firm’s growth and performance. Alexandru holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University, UK. His academic background has laid the foundation for his success in the financial sector, enabling him to combine rigorous analytical skills with a comprehensive understanding of global economic trends. Alexandru was also the Co-Founder of E-Club Trading, a financial education platform dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary for successful trading and investing. Through this platform, Alexandru has made a significant impact in making financial literacy accessible to a wider audience.

Liviu Vatavu


 Liviu Vatavu is currently the Legal Director of Antibiotice. The main activities it deals with are: providing legal advice to  the company’s structures, protecting intellectual property rights, drawing up Internal  Codes and Regulations and monitoring their compliance, drawing up and/or endorsing contracts,  representing the company in the courts of law.

Johan Meyer


Johan Meyer is the CEO of FTIS Bucharest Branch and the Portfolio Manager of Fondul Proprietatea. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2004. Prior to his role in Romania, he was Managing Director South Africa, and the Director of Africa Strategy for Templeton Emerging Markets Group. In this capacity, he was responsible for setting the overall strategy for his respective area, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group’s expertise to add value across products within the strategy. Mr Meyer holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degrees both with specialisation in economics from the University of Pretoria. He speaks English and Afrikaans

Simona Ciubotariu


Simona Ciubotariu has 14 years of experience. She was involved in a large number of transactions including IPOs, listings, bond issues, private placements, M&A deals for private or state-owned companies in various industries or municipalities.

Dragoș Gabriel Manolescu


Dragoș Gabriel Manolescu, CFA – is a member of the Board of Directors of OTP Asset Management Romania SAI SA and Deputy General Director. Mr. Manolescu has acquired in-depth knowledge through specialized programs in the financial field: CFA Program; postgraduate studies in International Project Management organized by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Mr. Manolescu brings added value to the team, with over 17 years of experience in treasury departments of banking groups and asset management teams, where he has been actively involved in the rebranding of investment funds and portfolio rebalancing. His area of expertise focuses primarily on fixed income instrument portfolios. He is also a member of the Methodology Committee for VEKTOR by ARIR.

Guenther Kornfellner


Guenther Kornfellner, CFA is a seasoned professional with over twenty years of extensive experience in equity and derivatives trading. His career includes serving as a portfolio manager for a Global Emerging Markets hedge fund, underscoring his profound understanding of this field. Since 2013, Guenther Kornfellner has been an valuable member of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, where he currently holds the position of equities and derivatives trader for the EMEA region. In addition to his professional endevours, Guenther Kornfellner actively contributes to academia as a lecturer at several universities of applied sciences. Moreover, his expertise extends to being a court-certified expert in derivative financial products, further attesting to his proficiency in this specialized domain.

Caius Roa Rapanu


Caius is a seasoned investment banking professional with a 30 year proven track record across Emerging Markets and multiple economy sectors with a Columbia University MBA and MS in Engineering. Top-ranked sell-side analyst, he has also made his mark in large scale Corporate Finance and M&A transactions, Asset Management and IR. During his career Caius also acted as an adviser to top management and as a board member.
He is passionate about Neuroeconomics and Behavioral Investing and all aspects regarding Decision Making in non-linear, probabilistic environments and has been lecturing on these subjects.

Simon Huber


Simon Huber is a senior member of Raiffeisen Bank International’s Equity Sales Team. For several years he set his focus regionally on Eastern Europe and thematically on ESG topics. Before his Equity Sales role, his responsibilities included asset manager due diligence from a buyside perspective at a major global investment company. He holds several industry certificates and served over 18 years in a number of different roles ranging from trading & sales on the buy and sell side to private banking and asset management.

Florin Rața


Florin Rața is a influencer in personal finance on platforms like TikTok and YouTube, with a dedicated following of approximately 50,000 subscribers. 

Boasting a robust professional background in the financial sector for 8 years, Florin has held the managerial position in the planning and financial analysis department of a global corporation.

Recently, he ventured into entrepreneurship by establishing “Finzyx”, a financial education and business consulting firm. 

His passion for financial education has propelled an ambitious goal – to enhance the level of personal finance awareness and understanding in Romania. 

Cristinel Dobrotă


Cristinel Dobrotă was educated at Romcarbon School starting in 1980, first attending the chemistry high school, which was sponsored at that time by the Plastic Processing Enterprise (former name of Romcarbon). Later on he continued his activity within the company or within the group of companies created by Romcarbon, which in chronological order are:

• Plastic Processing Enterprise Buzau, which changed its name to Romcarbon SA after the revolution.

• Living Plastic Industry – technician and later assistant administrator. Living Plastic Industry was a market leader in the field of polypropylene bags. After the acquisition of shares in Romcarbon, the production of polypropylene bags was concentrated solely in Romcarbon.

• Greentech and Greenfiber – General Manager from 2002, the year of establishment, until 2012. Greentech was a pioneer in plastic recycling in Romania, quickly becoming a national leader and a top player in Europe.

• Between 2012 and 2018, he carried out consulting activities in the recycling field for companies in Romania and abroad. • In 2019, he returned to Romcarbon, overseeing the recycling and polyethylene products sectors.





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5th edition of ARIR FORUM

Romanian capital market joining forces – alligned towards innovation

Grand Hotel Bucharest, Fortuna Ballroom

DATE: JUNE 9TH, 2023