Lukasz Olszewski, Head of Business Development CEE, Turkey and Greece at S&P Global Ratings, will be a speaker at the fifth edition of the Foreign Investors Summit, organized by Business Review between October 30 and November 1, at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest. 

He will be part of the first panel of the Summit, taking place on October 30, called “Harnessing Romania’s growth future” – more details available on the event page.

Lukasz is Head of Business Development in Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece with primary responsibility for generating new interactive rating relationships and client management with entities in the Corporate, Financial Institutions, Insurance, International Public Finance, and Structured Finance sectors across the region. Lukasz joined S&P Global Ratings in May 2015 and
is based in the Warsaw Branch, the firm’s hub for Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, Lukasz also manages relationships with the largest existing S&P clients in the region.

Lukasz gained professional experience working in London, Warsaw and San Francisco. Before joining S&P Global Ratings, Lukasz was a Director in the Investment Banking departments at Citibank, Haitong and PKO BP. While with Citibank Handlowy he played integral roles in re-establishing Investment Banking Department and operations in Warsaw. Prior to moving to Poland he
spent 6 years in London, working for Citibank and Standard Bank in Corporate Finance and Debt Capital Markets teams covering CEEMEA region. He was actively involved in some of the landmark M&A, ECM and DCM transactions across the region.

About the Foreign Investors Summit

With a GDP increase of 7 percent in 2017, Romania is poised to remain among the European Union member states with the highest economic growth rates in 2018 as well. Moreover, after taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2019, Romania will be in a position to make its mark on the global stage. The local economy has remained on the radar of foreign investors resulting in fresh inflows of around EUR 4.5 billion in 2017. This figure is set to remain rather constant this year, according to analysts.

In the Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank, Romania was ranked 45th out of 190 global economies surveyed, ahead of fellow EU member states such as Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. Moreover, multinational companies have continued to create jobs and invest in local operations, while also supporting a burgeoning network of smaller firms as suppliers, which, in turn, created business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Against this backdrop, Business Review organizes the fifth Foreign Investors’ Summit, which will bring together the main foreign business communities for a series of panels, dedicated workshops and keynote speeches in a bid to map Romania’s business future. You are invited to join us and discuss the opportunities entailed by Romania’s growth with top-level Romanian and foreign, service providers, high-ranking public officials and key decision makers!

 

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