Radu Atanasiu is the MSM Romania Adjunct Lecturer of Critical Thinking. He teaches for the Executive MBA, the Fast Track Management Program, and the Entrepreneurship Academy. Radu has also taught in Maastricht for the MBA and MM programs of MSM.
Radu has taught the first massive online open course made in Eastern Europe, Critical Thinking – Reason and Fair Play in Communication (2014-2015), and had an international audience of tens of thousands of students. His new online course, Critical Thinking for Business, produced in cooperation with MSM, is hosted on the German platform iversity and can be accessed here.
Radu graduated as MBA from CEU Business School. His interest in decision making has led him to pursue a PhD in Business at ABRI/VU Amsterdam on the topic of managerial heuristics.
Radu Atanasiu has had several career paths and brought to fruition projects in diverse industries. He currently manages his real estate businesses and is actively involved as angel investor in some promising start-ups like 2Performant, SmartDreamers, and Evertoys, while also holding Critical Thinking workshops for companies.
Joy Chan (Singapore)
M.Com (Finance) (Merit), Sydney, Australia; B.Business (Upper class honors), Singapore, CFA
Joy Chan possesses vast experience lecturing and developing undergraduate and graduate courses on Corporate Science, Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Valuation in western universities all over the world. Joy has been consistently been rated excellent in teaching methodology by students and peers, and more recently, by an independent trained assessor for ISO 9000 certification.
In addition, Joy also conducts executive education training, is an in-house trainer on Corporate Restructuring and Valuation, and Project Financing courses at prominent Austrian Banks, and supervises graduate and undergraduate thesis in corporate finance and risk management.
Prior to lecturing, Joy held positions in the administration of Singapore, at first as a tax officer and then as Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She has worked and travelled all through the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in an effort to spearhead various economic and financial initiatives that assist Singapore companies to place a foothold in the emerging markets of the world.
Florin Ilie (Romania)
Florin Ilie is Director, Business Development Advisor for ING Bank in Romania. He has been with ING since 2004 and was Head of Equity Markets prior to the current assignment. Florin was ranked in the top 3 Central and Eastern Europe equity analysts in the June 2012 Extel voting run by Thomson-Reuters among the international institutional investors.
Since 1998, Florin worked in banking, academia, consultancy and diplomacy. He has authored or co-authored several pieces on economics and finance. Florin is a member of the Index Committee of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, the Romanian Finance and Banking Analyst Association and a founding member of the Harvard Club of Romania and Moldova and the Aspen Institute Romania.
He graduated studies at Harvard University (Master in Public Administration, specializing in Financial Markets & Analysis, 2002-2004), the University of Manchester (Master in Economic and Social Studies, specializing in European Politics & Policy, with Distinction, 2000-2001) and the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (PhD in international economics, 2007; advanced studies in European integration, 1998-1999; BA in International Business, 1994- 1998). Florin also studied various topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Universidad de Alcala.
Istvan Kosolade (Romania)
Istvan Kocsolade is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies and for the past 15 years has pursued a career in technology and management consulting. He has lead or been part of numerous consulting projects in energy, utilities and FMCG industries both in Romania and throughout Europe. He is currently leading the Energy and Utilities practice of Accenture Romania.
After graduating with distinction the Executive MBA program of the Central European University, in 2010, Istvan has developed a passion for business simulations and its application in various education programs. He has tested several strategy simulations and is continuously searching for innovative applications of simulations in graduate education.
Sergiu Neguț (Romania)
NEGUȚ, SERGIU Associate Dean – Entrepreneurial Growth Sergiu is a consultant in growth-focused business transformation, values based leadership and client centric commercial development. Other areas of expertise include budgeting for success and strategy deployment. He acts as Angel Investor, Board Member or CEO Advisor for a number of local businesses, most notably frufru. Sergiu has extensive experience in general management, across different industries (healthcare, pharmaceuticals, commodities) and business development, including M&A and startups. He is an active speaker in leadership HR development and health care conferences.
Until the end of 2011, Sergiu Negut has been the Executive Director / Deputy GM and Board Member of of REGINA MARIA, The Private Healthcare Network, previously known as CMU. During his six years with Regina Maria / CMU, Sergiu coordinated a growing healthcare business and an expanding team of professionals, transforming CMU from a family business into an entrepreneurial corporation. The business grew more than ten times through a mix of Greenfield projects and Acquisitions, building on a core of customer centric and humanistic values.
Before 2006, Sergiu has worked for Amgen Inc, in Austria and Switzerland, playing an active role in the company’s expansion to CEE countries and acquiring relevant pharmaceuticals experience. His previous activity includes being the Country Manager of an International Steel Trader as well as setting his own consultancy on steel trade.
Sergiu proudly holds an MBA from INSEAD, and is the Vice President of the INSEAD Alumni Association Romania. He coaches young high potential managers in their career development. He enjoys speaking to MBA students and alumni from various schools, including IMD and Simon Rochester School of Business. His previous education includes a Computer Science degree from Politehnica University of Bucharest and an International Business degree from ASE.
Viorel Panaite (Romania)
Viorel is one of the pioneers who laid down the foundation and developed the service market for trainings in Romania. He has been active on this market, since 1997, as an independent trainer. He founded Human Invest in 1999 and ever since then he has been head of the company and supported his team in building and implementing projects for their customers.
He has delivered pro-bono trainings to non-profit NGOs such as SRF, Teach for Romania, AIESEC Romania, Universitatea Alternativa.
His main missions are to support the leaders and those who are invested in implementing company projects and developing the Human Invest community of facilitators, coaches and consultants. As a specialist, he facilitates leadership and “change management” workshops, which pursue the growth in quality of collaboration processes in organizations, and the quality of dialogue. He is equally a promoter of leading through values, common goals and strong points. In the programs in which he is involved, he frequently uses methods such as “Appreciative Inquiry”, “Leading People through Change”, “Tipping Point”, “SLII Experience”, “Team Charter” and instruments belonging to Ken Blanchard Companies, Wiley/EverythingDiSC, Human Synergistics.
He frequently writes articles for the subsequent newspapers and magazines: Ziarul Financiar, Business Magazin, Wall-street.ro, Cariere and he facilitates workshops at the conferences at which he is invited.
MIHAELA REESE (Romania)
Mihaela works with leaders and teams willing to improve results. When accompanying them she challenges the existing identity, the installed habits and the usual way of working. Considered by her clients an “artist” in asking the right questions, Mihaela facilitates important shifts in the client’s frame of reference, creating new perspectives. As a result, potential is enhanced, new strategies are built up and overall performance is increasing.
Mihaela learnt about leadership by working 11 years as a manager. She built up successful teams and experienced the challenging path of leading people to high performance. Graduating an EMBA and being four years General Manager in the IT&C Industry, expanded her view and understanding of business complexity. Comfortable in English, French and her mother tongue Romanian, Mihaela works with leaders from different cultures. She is Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.
IULIAN PADURARIU (Romania)
Co-Founder and CEO at Pony Car Sharing
In a world of complexity, strategy is your enemy. In many cases, agility is the strength. My current interests cover a broad range within the technology & marketing interface: product position- ing strategy and technological innovation, designing social products to engage consumers, gami cation strategies to create consumer value, business design and development.
“Iulian Padurariu is one of the most famous business strategy consultants from Romania with experi- ence of strategic marketing for over 15 years and about as many projects managed won EFFIE awards. He began the entrepreneurial life in 2005 with the opening of Jack Trout’s consulting of ce in Bucharest. Since 2008 he is active in Vienna, but maintains a close relationship with Romania and other CEE coun- tries, both for consultancy projects and to attend various workshops in educational projects. With a General MBA from Webster and a Professional MBA from Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Julian Padurariu is a major supporter of entrepreneurship, often bringing to attention innovative concepts and business design methods around the concepts of positioning and differentiation.” – troutandpartners.com
ADRIAN STANCIU (Romania)
Adrian Stanciu is a leading Organizational Development consultant in Romania, specializing in organizational culture management and change. His work touched more than 50 organizations, large or small, in Romania and other countries, and many hundreds of managers and leaders.
Prior to being a consultant, his career included management positions such as Managing director of Xerox Romania, Business Unit director of Xerox CEE and General Manager of Arexim, a Romanian IT systems integrator company that he cofounded and subsequently sold to Xerox Corp.
Also, Adrian is a founding member of the Erudio foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing creativity and expressivity in the field of leadership, and the organizer of the Erisma executive development program in Creative Leadership. In the management development field, Adrian has developed and delivered numerous Executive Training programs to customers of various sizes and of various industries, such as IBM, Xerox, Orange, Raiffesen Bank, Citibank, Allianz, and many local entrepreneurial companies as well as coaching top executives from various industries. In the academic field, Adrian has graduated as a MSc in the Bucharest Technical University in 1985. He has taught various subjects in graduate business programs in the Bucharest Technical University, the National School of Political Studies, the Academy of Economic Studies as well as the Change Management course in the University of Ottawa and the Canadian-Romanian MBA, and the OBHRM and Change Management courses for CEU Business School.
Adrian is also a constant voice in the Romanian business press, with more than 50 articles published. You can also read him at adrianstanciu.ro.
COSMIN ALEXANDRU (Romania)
Cosmin co-founded in 1992 one of the first market research companies in Romania. He grew it till 1996, when all shareholders agree to sell it to the GfK Group, one of the top five market research organizations in the world.
He continued to run GfK Romania and successfully managed the cultural transition form an entrepreneurial entity to a multinational branch, transforming it into the largest company in this field in Romania, since the year 2000.
As a result of his contribution to the success of the company in the region, in 2002 Cosmin was selected in a team of 15 managing directors from around the world appointed to redesign the Corporate Values of the GfK Group.
The outcome of one year of team’s work is still in place today. Cosmin left GfK Romania in 2005, passing over to the next management team 45 employees and 1,7 million Euro yearly turnover.
Today, GfK Romania still holds the number one position on the Romanian market with 200 employees and 9 million Euro turnover. Also in 2005, Cosmin co-founded the Erudio Association, an organization that runs the Erisma – Creative Leadership, a three months development program for top managers and leaders of organizations. In this program he taught Public Speaking and Mentorship.
In 2011 together with three other partners, Cosmin started Wanted Transformation, a consultancy aimed to assist leaders engaged in transformational processes of their organizations. He sees Wanted as his main professional focus for the following years.
Cosmin graduated the faculty of General Economics within the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest in 1994 and the ASEBUSS Program for Executive MBA conducted by the University of Washington Business School in cooperation with the Romanian-American Postgraduate School of Business, in 1999.
For many years Cosmin is advising, as a board member, leading Romanian NGOs, providing them with feedback and guidance on strategy and sustainable development. He also publishes regularly in Revista 22 and occasionally in various business magazines as well as on his blog: cosminalexandru.ro.