Forbes gathered for its 2016 edition, hundreds of entrepreneurs, successful women, consultants and managers, at the Athenee Palace Hilton, for its trademark event, the Gala Forbes Woman.
The event took place on 17th march, and brought together amazing people and well renowned personalities. One of Romania’s most influential women were awarded, and we are glad to have been there and congratulate each winner and celebrate the power of women, ingenuity in business, innovation and courage, after all.
The Forbes 500 Business Awards was conducted with the support of BMW Romania. Other partners included Nespresso, Allianz Țiriac, Le Midi, Microsoft, Garanti Bank, Roche Bobois, iStyle,Casa de blănuri MG. It was supported by Floraria Iris, Leonidas, Bvlgari, Roc, Grace Couture Cupcakes, Domeniile Sâmburești, Perceptum and Brigada de Voluntari.
The nominees are all examples of inspiration, ambition, perseverance and entrepreneurship.
The prize for the most influential woman in Romania went to Her Royal Highness Princess Margareta, the custodian of the Romanian crown.
Anca Vlad, owner of Fildas Group Catena, received the award for the most influential antrepreneur.
Ana Maria Mihaescu,the mission chief in Romania International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, won the prize for the most influential woman in the financial field. Mariuca Talpes, CEO and co-founder of Intuitext and Softwin, won the special award for Education.
The award for the youngest CEO that made a billion euros went to Kinga Daradics, CEO & Country Chairman Mol Romania.
Florentina Totth, president of Schneider Electric Romania and Moldova received the special award for a “the transfer of the year”, and Mariana Durlesteanu, CFO al KMG International, received the special award for the turnaround performance. The award for “Rebranding of the year” went to Raluca Tintoiu, CEO NN Pensii.
Antoaneta Curteanu, CEO UniCredit Leasing Corporation, received the spcial preize for the most influential women of the non banking financial services and leasing, while the award for the launch of the year, went to to Sonia Nastase, Country Manager Nespresso Romania.
Daniela Lulache, general director of Nuclearelectrica received the special award for the most courageous investmen plan. Andreea Mihai, marketing director of Carrefour Romania received the special award for marketing, while the prize for efficiency went to Anca Harasim, executive director of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
Forbes Romania awarded certificates of excellence to:
Ms. Ioana Filipescu, Managing Director Filipescu Visa Financial Advisors (FVFA), for her accomplishments in the M&A field
Ms.Veronica Savanciuc, president and CEO of Lowe Romania for her achievements in the Communication area
The event also marked the launch of the fifth edition of Forbes top 50 mostt influential women in Romania, a special edition of the magazine, that celebrates those ladies that matter in the Romanian society not only through their financial power, but also through the power of doing good and changing things for the better.
You can access the official photos of the event here.