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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. For the last six years he was editor of the capital markets section in Ziarul Financiar. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in May 2014 as editor and partner. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues (Game of Thrones). He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature. Email him for interviews, conferences and story pitches at [email protected]

Positive Romania - Tom de Vos, Cegeka: RO is one of the most hidden treasures when it comes to nature

As Romania celebrates 100 years since its unification this year, Romania-Insider.com aims to put the spotlight on the positive things that make the country a great place to live and work in, and visit. We have asked business leaders to share their thoughts on Romania.

Belgian Tom de Vos, Director Nearshore of Cegeka Group, says people, safety and nature are three of Romania’s main assets today.

Q: Romania celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year, an important moment in the country’s existence. Please name three positive things that you think define Romania today.

1.People – bright, intelligent, warm people with attention to hospitality both in business as in private life once you get to know them

2.Safety – as far as my experience goes Bucharest is one of the safest cities I’ve spent time in

3.Nature – Romania is one of the most hidden treasures when it comes to nature. Everyone should have a road trip through Romania on their wish list.

Q:Please name three things about Romania or things that you consider would need improvement so that the country reaches its potential.

1.Transportation system (highways, public transport, …)

2.Remove Bureaucracy – to improve the ease of doing business

3.Stability – Political, social, fiscal

Q:Based on your experience as Director in Romania, please name three things that you think Romanians are really good at.

1.Work ethics

2.Technical abilities (engineering, development, …)

3.Passionate

Q:What are three things about Romania/Romanians that you think are under rated and how could they be promoted better?

1.their social responsibility – make more fuzz about all the social initiatives

2.their humor – organize more comedy shows in English

3.their professional capabilities – bring more stories to the European community

Q:A milestone anniversary such as this one is a good opportunity to make plans for the future. What do you think are the main three things on which Romania should base its development strategy for the next 50 or 100 years?

1.Infrastructure in the country

2.Mobility in the cities

3.Stability and trust as a country to improve doing business in Europe

Q:Please name your three favorite places or experiences in Romania.

1.Bucharest, I live there and I have access to everything I could ever need

2.Iasi, very social, open and empathic people. Very nice little city with a vivid city centre

3.Sinaia – close to Bucharest’s busy city life but only 1.5 hours away a quiet, comfortable environment of nature. Especially in Autumn, when the colors of nature change to very beautiful sceneries

Positive Romania – Robert Maxim, Ensight: Romania’s diversity is not fully acknowledged and valued

Positive Romania - Gustavo Navarro, CRH: The quality of Made in RO products should be strongly promoted

Positive Romania - Aurelia Luca, Skanska: One thing Romanians are best at is humor

[email protected]

(Photo source: Cegeka)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. For the last six years he was editor of the capital markets section in Ziarul Financiar. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in May 2014 as editor and partner. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues (Game of Thrones). He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature. Email him for interviews, conferences and story pitches at [email protected]

Positive Romania - Tom de Vos, Cegeka: RO is one of the most hidden treasures when it comes to nature

As Romania celebrates 100 years since its unification this year, Romania-Insider.com aims to put the spotlight on the positive things that make the country a great place to live and work in, and visit. We have asked business leaders to share their thoughts on Romania.

Belgian Tom de Vos, Director Nearshore of Cegeka Group, says people, safety and nature are three of Romania’s main assets today.

Q: Romania celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year, an important moment in the country’s existence. Please name three positive things that you think define Romania today.

1.People – bright, intelligent, warm people with attention to hospitality both in business as in private life once you get to know them

2.Safety – as far as my experience goes Bucharest is one of the safest cities I’ve spent time in

3.Nature – Romania is one of the most hidden treasures when it comes to nature. Everyone should have a road trip through Romania on their wish list.

Q:Please name three things about Romania or things that you consider would need improvement so that the country reaches its potential.

1.Transportation system (highways, public transport, …)

2.Remove Bureaucracy – to improve the ease of doing business

3.Stability – Political, social, fiscal

Q:Based on your experience as Director in Romania, please name three things that you think Romanians are really good at.

1.Work ethics

2.Technical abilities (engineering, development, …)

3.Passionate

Q:What are three things about Romania/Romanians that you think are under rated and how could they be promoted better?

1.their social responsibility – make more fuzz about all the social initiatives

2.their humor – organize more comedy shows in English

3.their professional capabilities – bring more stories to the European community

Q:A milestone anniversary such as this one is a good opportunity to make plans for the future. What do you think are the main three things on which Romania should base its development strategy for the next 50 or 100 years?

1.Infrastructure in the country

2.Mobility in the cities

3.Stability and trust as a country to improve doing business in Europe

Q:Please name your three favorite places or experiences in Romania.

1.Bucharest, I live there and I have access to everything I could ever need

2.Iasi, very social, open and empathic people. Very nice little city with a vivid city centre

3.Sinaia – close to Bucharest’s busy city life but only 1.5 hours away a quiet, comfortable environment of nature. Especially in Autumn, when the colors of nature change to very beautiful sceneries

Positive Romania – Robert Maxim, Ensight: Romania’s diversity is not fully acknowledged and valued

Positive Romania - Gustavo Navarro, CRH: The quality of Made in RO products should be strongly promoted

Positive Romania - Aurelia Luca, Skanska: One thing Romanians are best at is humor

[email protected]

(Photo source: Cegeka)

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