Valentin Lazea is Chief Economist of the National Bank of Romania, as well as President of the Board of TranFonD SA. He attended advanced courses at renowned institutions, such as: IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA, Sussex University, Brighton, Great Britain, Istituto Giordano dell’Amore, Milan, Italy.
He is a founding member and President of the Steering Committee of the Romanian Center for Economic Policies (CEROPE).
Cristian Păun is a university professor at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, within the Faculty of International Economic Relations, the holder of the discipline of Payment Technique and International Financing. He works in the field of financial consulting on various projects developed with private or public funding. Cristian Păun is also an associate professor at the Romanian-American University since 2007 and at the National School of Political and Administrative Sciences in Bucharest, the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Communication since 2006. He also holds the administrative position of Executive Director of the Romanian Economic Society, being and its member since 2009. He is the Executive Director of the International Economic Relations Research Center within ASE Bucharest since 2011. He is a member of the Murray Rothbard Institute in Romania within the Romanian-American University and collaborates on various projects with the Mises Institute in Romania.
Christian Bogaru has a broad experience in assisting and representing local and international clients in several commercial transactions. Mr. Bogaru provides legal advice and legal representation in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and reorganization, up to intellectual property issues and specific labor law issues. Christian Bogaru also assists and represents private companies and investors in complex mandates in the field of aviation and renewable energy regarding the development, analysis and implementation of photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, biomass and energy projects, biogas.
Spoken Languages: French, English, Romanian, Italian
Myrto Kyriakidou is Executive Director of the Credit Risk Services at ICAP and responsible for the function of ICAP as a Credit Rating Agency.
Prior to ICAP, she was Director of the Portfolio Analytics Department of Qualco, leading a team of experts who evaluated and designed credit & collections strategies, based on data mining findings and risk modelling. She has held a Risk Analytics consultancy position at National Bank of Greece (NPL Division), contributing to the improvement of Credit and Collections processes. As Head of Statistical Decisions Hellas, she analyzed and evaluated credit portfolios for leading Retail Banks. Her first position was actuary at Interamerican Property & Casualty Insurance Company S.A.
Carmen is a professional in the financial field, with over 10 years of experience in Treasury and Credit. As Chief Financial Officer at Sidma Romania SRL, she has implemented and supervised a series of scoring models to establish the credit limit for the company’s clients and she is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Credit Policy. He has collaborated with major European insurance companies (including Euler Hermes, Coface, Allianz, Garanta) on credit insurance issues.
In addition to her practical experience, Carmen is responsible for the professional training of the staff involved in the credit control activity for the employees of the Sidma Group in Romania and Bulgaria.
Carmen is a trainer certified and accredited by the National Authority for Qualifications.
Alecsandra Valasuteanu is Head of Factoring at UniCredit Bank S.A. – Romania. UniCredit Bank Romania is a member of UniCredit, a leading European bank, and one of the traditional providers of factoring, forfeiting and supply chain financing solutions. With close to 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Alecsandra started in UniCredit Leasing Romania as Senior Relationship Manager. In 2007, she joined the Bank’s team, specializing in receivables management and financing. She has been representing UniCredit Bank S.A. in the Romanian Factoring Association Board of Directors since its establishment.