Johan Gabriels takes over as president of the Chamber of Commerce for Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Moldova
Johan Gabriels, the regional director for South-East Europe of fintech iBanFirst, has been appointed president of the Chamber of Commerce for Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Moldova (BEROCC).
He takes over from Koen Vanvinckenroye, who has led the organization for the past two years.
Gabriels has been a member of BEROCC since 2017. He previously held the positions of Vice President and Treasurer. In his new role as president, he will focus on developing the business community between Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Moldova.
He has an extensive background in finance and fintech and a good knowledge of emerging markets. He came to Romania in 2009 and over the last 12 years has held senior positions in banks and companies such as Ebury, RBS, MoneyCorp, Banca Comercială Carpatica, etc. He holds a Master's degree in Economics and an MBA from the Solvay School of Economics and Management in Brussels.
"I am honored to take over the presidency of BEROCC, an organization to which I am connected by many special moments in my career. The Balkan region, especially Romania, has seen impressive growth in recent years, with one of the highest economic growth rates in Europe. This creates a favorable environment for attracting investment and encouraging bilateral trade. Therefore, my goal is to organize many innovative projects in 2022, either online or offline, that connect business people and facilitate new partnerships for the development of the business environment in the countries we represent," Gabriels said.
The Chamber of Commerce for Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Moldova is a business organization that aims to promote Belgian-Luxembourg-Romanian-Moldovan trade and investment. The BEROCC community is made up of 179 members from more than 20 different industry sectors.
(Photo courtesy of BEROCC)