Experience what we call “interconnected thinking” for yourself!

We invite you to join the events organised during our Executive MBA modules, every 6 weeks.

The Executive Talk series has been hosted by Transilvania Executive Education for almost 5 years. These sessions are meant to offer a blended experience that could link the notions and theories taught during the Executive MBA modules with case studies and experiences that are deeply embedded in the local and regional business context. The talks are delivered by guest speakers with expertise in areas and domains that are connected to the modules studied within the Executive MBA programme, reuniting people with diverse backgrounds, from IT, banking, and manufacturing to aeronautics, engineering, and education. Some of the speakers are Romanian and working in Romania while others are international, working for multinational or global companies with operations in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe.

So far, we have organized more than 50 talks which have been attended on average by 35-40 persons, entrepreneurs, and professionals from the business community in Cluj and North-Western parts of Romania. The talks are usually held in English and sometimes in Romanian, no longer than 1h – 1h 30 mixing presentations with interactive discussions and debates. The Executive Talks offer business professionals from Romania the opportunity to interact with experienced managers with wide international expertise while guest speakers are exposed to a new business environment and a diverse audience where new business ideas and opportunities can emerge.

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Previous EMBA Talk special guests:

2021 editions

Victor Iancu & Dinu Drog, @Cooperativei de Energie - Tranziția către comunități energetice autonome şi energie verde. Inregistrarea evenimentului este deisponibila aici
Anamaria Vrabie, director of Cluj-Napoca Urban Innovation Unit, on Behavioral insights for delivering public sector innovation. One of her most recent papers on public innovation published in the Journal of Open Innovation can be found and read here.  
Cristinela Velicu - Vaccines Policy Director, Key Markets (Europe & Canada), at MSD, to talk about Romania's Vaccination Strategy: how to counter fake news.

2020 editions
Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D., Research Officer for British Mensa, talked about Charisma: Cult of Personality.

KPMG Romania
- Andrada Goriță, Tax Manager within the Financial Services department, and Ionuț Măstăcăneanu, the leader of the Financial Services Team within the Tax department, on reporting rules and taxation within the European Union and how the new European Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (2018) has changed the reporting regime increasing transparency and cooperation in the way taxes are reported and calculated across member states.

Radu Panait
- Group HR Director @E-INFRA, on Talent Acquisition in the digital age: Facts and Myths

David Collins
 - Professor in Management at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle and the founder and Managing Director of Gain Insight Ltd, a consulting organization offering bespoke services on HRM, organizational change/ transformation, and the application of narratives to organizational problems. The talk was on: Storytelling for Managers and Making Sense of Organisational Culture.

Cornel Ban
 - Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School: The Entrepreneurial State

Diana Au Yeung
- HR consultant in the banking and retail sector across the Asia-Pacific region and alumni of Hull University Executive MBA delivered in Hong Kong: Organisational change

Terri Harrington - Sponsorship Director for the Complex Infrastructure Programme, Highways England, and other major road projects with total spending exceeding £11bn.: Complex Infrastructure Projects Management

Antoneta Gales
- Solution-focused Coach, art-terapeut Phronetik și Mental Health Facilitator Trainer: Rezultatele se produc cu ajutorul Oamenilor  

Aurel Bernat - CEO of BT Asset Management and alumni of the University of Hull: Mergers & Acquisitions – Strategic Decision vs Market Timing 

Ligia Cremene - Organisation Development & HR consultant: The Systemic Factors that Influence the Life of an Innovative Organisation

Doru Supeala - Managing Partner at Scoala SPOR: The Marketing Mindset: 10 principles to Understand the Fundamental Role of Marketing in Business.

2019 editions

  • Andrei Roth, Head of the Cluj office at UiPath and founder of Innoteque -  on Strategic Management.
  • Daniel Mihai, Director Proposals Europe @Emerson Automation Solutions - on "A local(‘s) approach to global business''
  • Doru Șupeală, marketer and founder of the marketing school SPOR - on '"HR Management 4.0 – A Marketing upgrade for HR, to keep & grow your Human Capital"
  • Mircea Hoțoleanu, a business management consultant for the software industry and former director of Romania Shared Services Emerson - on ''Operation processes in a global software company''.
  • Răzvan Drăgoi, Chief Development Officer at FanCurier - on Complex Project Management
  • Doru Droscaru, Chief Product Officer at Youkno - on "Using Network Knowledge to run Unstoppable Teams"
  • Nadia Oanea, Partner & Head of Tax at Grant Thornton Romania - on ”Challenges of taxation of the digital economy: Will the current principles in international taxation be changed soon?”
  • Sorin Stan, Managing Director at Fluentech SRL - on Innovation, Creativity, and Enterprise.
  • Mirela Oprea, Founder at Dream Management - on Leadership.
  • Dr Alin Băiescu - Senior Financial Executive and EMBA University of Hull alumni - on The Management of Financial Risks via Insurance and its reflection in the financial statements
2017 & 2018 editions 

Liviu Stoleru CEO and Chairman of the Board, CEMACON SA
Alina Negru Director Automation Solutions Business Center, Emerson Automation Solutions and our EMBA alumni
Teodor Băbuț CEO, Wind Energy Service East Europe and our EMBA alumni
John Bell General Manager, Integrated Solutions Center, Systems and Solutions Europe, Emerson Automation Solutions
Claudiu si Gabriel Cretu Evozon Systems
Andrei Radulescu Director, Macroeconomic Research (analysis and forecasting), Banca Transilvania
Matei Paun Managing Partner, BAC Investment Bank
Calin Vaduva Co-founder and CEO, Fortech
Andrei Spataru CEO, IBC Focus
Andronicus Torp HR & Performance consultant
Elaine Glass HR Director, JacTravel
Andrei Mocan Delivery Partner, Endava
Mircea Hotoleanu  Business Management Consultant
Bogdan Herea CEO, PitechPlus Group
Stefan Marcu Partner & Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Poland & Romania
Tiberiu Moisa  Deputy CEO, Banca Transilvania
Xavier Hucklenbruch  Managing Director, Finder Financials BVBA /SRL
Kate Rizvi  CEO, Little People Romania
Gabriel Jurj Managing Director, Ipsos Interactive Services
Voicu Oprean  OWNER and CEO, AROBS Transilvania Software
Henk-Jan van der Molen Commercial Director, Vos Logistics
Shajjad Rizvi Director, Member of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
George Calinescu CFO, Banca Transilvania
Iulian Padurariu Co-Founder & CEO, Pony Car Sharing
Octavian Jula CEO, Tax World Business CLUJ
Carmen Neagu  CEO, Energobit

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