The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) elected Ciprian Dan, Location Head – Timișoara at Wipro Technologies, as President. Also, within the Board of Directors of the association entered two new members – Cristina Nicoleta Apetrei, Chief of Staff CEO Office at Societe Generale European Business Services and for Retail Banking and Financial Services India&Romania and Adrian Baron, the EMEA ITSM Lead at Stefanini.Ciprian Dan has been working in the business services industry for 15 years. He currently leads the Wipro Technologies office in Timișoara, with a team of 350 employees. Ciprian is in his second term of the ABSL board (2017 – 2019 and 2019 – 2021).
Cristina Nicoleta Apetrei is the Chief of Staff CEO Office for SG EBS and for Retail Banking and Financial Services India and Romania and has an experience of about 13 years in the business services industry, in different fields such as HR, IT, financial, banking, but also retail banking.
Adrian Baron, the EMEA ITSM Lead at Stefanini has been working in the industry for 6 years.
The ABSL Board of Directors also includes:
During this term, the main operational directions are related to promoting Romania and the business opportunities offered by the industry, collaboration with local and central authorities for the development of the sector, development of educational programs for young people who are choosing a career in the business services industry.
“On my mandate, my priority is to promote Romania to investors interested in this sector. The quality of the workforce and the value-added services make Romania an attractive destination, along with a competitive level of costs/competitive pricing. In addition, the current context may be favourable for Romania. Globally, companies are reviewing their costs and rebuilding their outsourcing strategies, and our speed of response, ability to adapt to new conditions (given by COVID-19) and the fact that we have continued to deliver services at a high quality level, compared to other regions, it reconfirms us in the top of relocation options. In order to attract more investment, as has happened in Poland, close cooperation with central and local authorities is also needed to ensure the necessary facilities. The second objective is related to the development of this sector in smaller cities, but with great potential in terms of workforce, local higher education structures and business infrastructure”, says Ciprian Dan, President of ABSL.
Source: ABSL Romania