MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND BRCC
The BRCC Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Neil McGregor is the managing partner of McGregor & Partners SCA, the law firm in Romania and Bulgaria which is associated with the international firm Stephenson Harwood. He is a British commercial solicitor who has worked in Romania and its neighbouring countries since 1996. He is a member of the Bucharest Bar and is also a registered foreign lawyer in Bulgaria.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Based in Bucharest for nearly 6 years now, Colin Lovering is very settled into Romanian life. In 2011, Colin set up Achieve International in Romania. He is a teacher at the University of Bucharest and regularly supports young Romanians in their transition from student to business life. Colin has previously trained CEO’s, Executives, Department Managers, Sales people and hundreds of professionals across the world.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Daniel Kearvell is currently Managing Director of DHL Express Romania, a position he has occupied since 2012.
Prior to taking up this position, Daniel has worked in various leadership positions for DHL, most recently in the Middle East, where he was DHL Express Country Manager in Qatar, and Programme Manager for the EEMEA Region, based in Dubai. Daniel holds an MBA from Warwick University in the UK, and a BA (Hons) in History and Russian from Nottingham University.
Corina has been the legal representative of Gleeds Romania, a member of the BRCC since 2002. She was elected a Board Director in October 2012. Since 2005, Corina has acted as Administrator of Gleeds Romania, a British construction consultancy company active in Romania since 2000. Her current position involves managing projects from both a practical and a legal perspective, as she has overseen the company’s development from a foreign consultant in Romania with one project on site to a firm with branches in Albania and projects under construction in Turkey.
In July 2008, James joined the CertAsig Executive Board as Deputy General Manager and became Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. James is President of the Board. James has a BSc. (Hons) degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Edinburgh and Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture d’Angers. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Board Director of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce.
Lucian is a founding partner of Mares / Danilescu / Mares. He has more than 16 years of practice, out of which 13 years he was a member of Zamfirescu Racoti Predoiu, being a partner within this law firm since 2007. Lucian is involved in strategic infrastructure projects with a focus on port operation. He rendered advice for significant projects regarding regulatory framework for port operations, ports management bodies, port developments, European port services legal environment, and port concessions.
Nicolas Georghiades was born in Nicosia Cyprus in 1971. He has obtained a BA in Accounting and Financial Management from Essex University as well an MSC in Internal Audit and Management from City Business School. He is the COO and Director of the Alison Hayes Group, one of the leading UK companies designing and manufacturing clothes for the Top UK Retailers. The company has a significance presence in Romania, Bulgaria and Vietnam.
Nicolas Georghiades is a non executive director at the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority (Cyta) as well as a number of other private companies with significant presence in UK, Romania, and Cyprus. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce.
Nigel Stephenson, General Manager GSK Consumer Healthcare Romania & Balkans
As General Manager for Romania and Balkans, Nigel leads the commercial operations of GSK Consumer Healthcare in 8 markets across the cluster.
With more than 15 years of successful global commercial experience, Nigel brings his industry and leadership experience to drive local strategy and continue the growth of our well-known and loved consumer brands.
Before his appointment as General Manager, he led the marketing function across 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, where he contributed to accelerating growth of the business, leading the digital transformation and developing partnering approach with key international accounts. Prior to this, Nigel held several regional and global roles in GSK and Novartis Consumer Health including Global Portfolio Director, Respiratory and Head of Innovation for Europe. Until 2012, he spent 10 years with P&G, with experience spanning both sales and marketing roles across multiple geographies at local, regional and global level.
Shajjad Rizvi first came to Romania in 1990 just after the revolution. Resettling in Cluj Napoca, Shajjad set up the British Business Group Transilvania, which recently joined with BRCC. Shajjad has successfully led for-profit and non-profit organisations, he co-founded the Little People’s children’s charity, the most awarded NGO in Romania which provides daily services to children, teenagers and young adults being treated for cancer in all major treatment centres in Romania. Shajjad is also the executive chairman for the Duke of Edinburgh Award program in Romania and also a founding member of Youth Cancer Europe, Europe’s leading youth cancer organisation.
Andrei has worked in the IT sector from Cluj for the last 18 years, starting his career in a company from Brinel Group and spending the last 11 years in Endava, one of the fastest growing IT companies in the region, having more than 6000 full time employees.
In his present role as a Delivery Partner and Delivery Head for Northern Europe in Endava, he is responsible for managing the delivery of services for clients in the Nordics. Andrei has joined the Endava team in 2008, having a significant contribution in the management and growth of the company, regionally and internationally.
Dean moved to Romania in 2013 as he set up another division of Salus Controls in Cluj-Napoca to service the Romanian market. Dean is European Managing Director and in charge of multiple P&L’s across Europe. European Headquarters based in UK, Dean, with his EU team is continuing to grow SALUS brand and develop in more and more countries.”
Paula Tibre is the Director of Cluj Office for PaddyPower Betfair, being responsible for the strategy and the operations of the largest delivery center in the group with over 550 employees. She has an experience of 13 years in the technology sector playing strategic roles in delivery management, product management, commercial and location operations. Paula has a Computer Science degree from the Babes Bolyai University and has been with Betfair Romania Development since 2007 when the operation in Cluj was established.
Ciprian Dragoş Sandu
Ciprian is the Senior Public Affairs Manager of Provident Financial Romania, since March 2017. With more than 10 years experience in the governmental field & public affairs, Ciprian possess an in-depth knowledge of both domestic and European institutional architecture and decision-making process. Before joining Provident Financial Romania, Ciprian served in government bodies, public affairs consultancy and the Brewers of Romania association. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in public administration and a master degree in European integration from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies. Furthermore, he completed several courses in Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, European Affairs and Management.
Charles Crocker is also currently a Director on the board of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Romania, http://dofe.ro/en/home-2/ , the world’s leading youth achievement award and also in Romania.
Charles Crocker is a partner and director of Eco Export Packers SRL as well as a Vice President of iDrive. http://idriveglobal.com/
Previously Charles Crocker was CEO of BRCC, from 2015, where he was responsible for building closer bilateral ties between the UK and Romania and developing new opportunities for BRCC members.
Prior to the BRCC Charles was working as a business entrepreneur for over 22 years in Romania and the Region. He has developed many teams and businesses and led them from start up to exit, including regional expansion, acquisition and strategic partnerships.
Some of the businesses have included DPD, Achieve Global, Barnett McCall Recruitment, GI Group and Frontline Resourcing.
Charles has also worked as a consultant supporting new companies to enter the Romanian market and working with different organizations on their Human Resource priorities.
Charles is a strong advocate for business ethics, quality standards, innovation and legacy leadership.
Charles has also helped to found the Romanian Staffing Association (ARAMT, the Romanian Cricket Federation (FRC) and is also the Chairman of the Transylvanian Cricket Club.
Madalina is coordinating the Trade team by setting plans and objectives to enable them to meet and exceed targets. Focus sectors are: Food and Drink, Creative & Media, Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing & Engineering