As the 13th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR magazine’s flagship event that recognizes the outstanding achievements of the business community, will take place on March 5, we want to put the spotlight on the 11 categories from which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2017.


Romanian entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu was awarded as Business Leader of the Year during last year’s ceremony. Since then, Georgescu exited GECAD NET, one of the first companies he ever founded.  The firm was taken over by the Romanian IT training player Bittnet.

Meanwhile, Georgescu said that the deal marked his official exit from the last entrepreneurship project he initiated, leaving him more time to focus on the investment side. The founder of Gecad Ventures announced it late 2017 that he will focus 100 percent on the development of this line of business.

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Georgescu said that in this new stage he will seek young entrepreneurs with ideas that can revolutionize the tech market.

More about the category

This award recognizes remarkable achievements of business people who go above and beyond their daily roles and responsibilities as heads of local and international companies in Romania. The Jury will take into account the company’s results (measured against the market conditions in the respective industry, the resources used to achieve it, the individual experience and innovation aspect), as well as specific leadership initiatives – in and outside the company, such as the involvement of the candidates in improving the business environment and in trying to solve some of the society’s current challenges.

How are the nominees judged?

The jury will take into account the following criteria before making a decision:

The main business achievements of the nominated person’s past year of tenure

Results of any projects/initiatives (not necessarily connected to the core business) done to support the overall business environment in Romania

Evidence of the nominee’s achievements and role as a leader within the community

This year’s jury

Marius Ghenea, Partner, 3TS Capital | Jury President

Florian Nițu, Managing Partner, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Fady Chreih, CEO, Regina Maria

Serban Roman, Country Director Romania, Enterprise Investors

Anca Harasim, Executive Director, AmCham

Cristian Sporiș, Vice President, Raiffeisen Bank

Marius Ștefan, CEO, Autonom

Maria Tudor, Chief Media Officer and Business Development Lead, CEE, Publicis One

Dan Petre, Partner, D&D Research

Cătălina Rousseau, CEO, BDR Associates

Dan Nechita, Co-Founder & President, Smart Everything Everywhere


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