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Deloitte Romania and Moldova Leadership Team

Learn more about our partner team providing audit, tax, legal, consulting, financial and risk advisory to both public and private clients across Romania and Moldova.

Alexandru Reff

Country Managing Partner Deloitte Romania and Moldova 

Alexandru is a partner at Reff & Associates and heads the firm’s M&A and Real Estate practices. He has coordinated multidisciplinary teams of lawyers and consultants in some of the largest transactions in Romania and a few other countries in the region.

Alexandru assists local entrepreneurs and foreign investors in structuring investment and divestment, executing transactions, implementing restructuring, managing risk and enhancing efficiency. With a solid background in tax and an understanding of business dynamics, he brings a pragmatic, multifaceted approach to legal advice.

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George Toma Mucibabici

Chairman

George Toma Mucibabici supports Deloitte’s strategy in Romania, focusing on increasing market share while maintaining and further improving the high quality of services offered to our clients. George Mucibabici has more than 15 years of experience in finance and banking institutions. He held senior positions at Unicredit Tiriac Bank as Deputy CEO, Chairman and CEO and at the National Bank of Romania as General Director of the Monetary and Foreign Exchange Operations Department, as Member of the Monetary Policy Committee and Member of the NBR - Ministry of Finance Financial Markets Coordination Committee. He also spent two years with the International Monetary Fund, as a Member of the Board and Advisor to the Executive Director. He was also member of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Credit Bureau between 2003-2004. 

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Audit & Assurance Partners

Steve Openshaw

Audit and Risk Advisory Partner-in-Charge

Steve Openshaw is Partner-in-Charge of the Audit and Risk Advisory Practice in Deloitte Romania.  In his time spent working in different environments and geographies, Steve gained excellent knowledge of the issues facing companies in developing markets and a reputation for a “hands on” approach and clear communication with our clients. 

Steve has deep experience of IFRS and its application across a range of industries including consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate, energy and construction.  He has worked with FTSE 250 companies with projects on major acquisitions, disposals, fundraisings, and related shareholder investment circulars. He has led a range of due diligence assignments and worked with several companies on their IFRS transition projects.  

Steve has held a number of senior roles and for three years led the practice review process, which measures the quality of the audits in line with regulatory requirements, international and Deloitte standards. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).

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Zeno Căprariu

Audit & Assurance Partner

Zeno Căprariu, newly appointed Partner with the Audit & Assurance practice, joined Deloitte as a university master graduate from the Bucharest University Mathematics Faculty and has 16 years of experience in providing audit and advisory services to large multinational and local companies, his primary focus being energy, resources & industrial products and consumer industries. Zeno is highly entrepreneurial, has an exemplary client focus and a strong business acumen. He leads or contributes to various Deloitte programs and initiatives, apart from his role with the Audit and Assurance practice. Zeno is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from United Kingdom, of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors (CAFR) and of the Romanian Chamber of Chartered Certified Accountants (CECCAR).

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Corina Dimitriu

Audit & Assurance Partner

Corina Dimitriu joins Deloitte as Audit & Assurance Partner from another Big 4 firm. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of financial audit, accounting, project management and internal controls, as well as exposure to various organizational cultures, having worked for accounting and consulting firms both in Romania and abroad. Corina focuses on the entrepreneurial segment of the market yet she has served various multinational companies as well. She is passionate about developing others and fond of innovation, having championed various initiatives to introduce technology tools in the audit business.

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Irina Dobre

Audit & Assurance Partner

Irina Dobre, the other internally promoted Audit & Assurance Partner, joined Deloitte as a student graduate 13 years ago and has grown through the ranks based on outstanding dedication to client service and development of talent. Irina specializes in audits of financial services entities such as banks, investment funds, leasing companies and other non-banking financial institutions and has contributed significantly to building the audit practice focused on this industry, having led important audit and advisory projects for financial services firms. She holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies and is a member of the Romanian Financial Auditors Chamber and of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in UK.

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Peter MacDonald

Audit and Assurance Partner

Peter MacDonald is Audit and Assurance Partner and Financial Services Industry Audit and Assurance leader with Deloitte Romania. His audit experience covers major commercial bank groups, local branches of international banks and smaller local banks as well as stockbrokers, investment funds and lease financing. His advisory experience including audit and advisory services to a wide range of financial institutions both in South Africa and abroad in banking and treasury related projects covers implementing new accounting standards, investigating bank failures, designing risk-based capital models, and several other risk areas. He has also served as treasurer of a major listed mining house, risk manager of a niche bank, and financial director of a retail supermarket group. Peter held leadership positions within a Big4 in South Africa for seven years and was a partner at Deloitte in the CIS and partner at a Big4 in Ireland. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa as well as a Higher Diploma in Banking Law from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Peter enjoys motorcycling, computer programming, reading and traveling.

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Alina Mirea

Audit Partner

Alina Mirea is a Partner in the Audit Practice of Deloitte Romania. She joined Deloitte in January 2011 as a director in the audit department and leader of Deloitte office in Timisoara.
She has accumulated a wide experience in the field of financial audit, with over 15 years of work in this field (she was previously an audit partner with a second tier audit company and worked with another big four firm in the period 1997-2003). 
Alina is in charge of domestic and international audits and technical advisory for various local and foreign subsidiaries in Romania, mainly from the manufacturing, retail, distribution, constructions, real estate, banking, sectors, pharmaceutical industry and consumer goods.

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Horatiu Pirvulescu

Audit Partner

Horatiu Pirvulescu joined Deloitte as Audit Partner and leader of the Timisoara practice, effective as of May 18, 2020. He also contributes to developing the Deloitte Private programme, which focuses on serving private companies of all sizes including local entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups and family businesses.

With 20 years of experience in audit, Horatiu Pirvulescu has focused during 2012-2019 on initiatives meant to support the entrepreneurial environment. He has built his financial and accounting experience in the professional services area, where he started as audit assistant and went on to become a partner, and as a CFO for companies in the industry and hospitality sectors. Before joining Deloitte, he worked for another Big 4 firm.

He is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Auditors (CAFR), of the Romanian Body of Certified and Licensed Accountants (CECCAR) and of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He holds an MBA in marketing and business development from McGill University in Canada and a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.

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Financial Advisory Partners

Radu Dumitrescu

Financial Advisory Partner-in-Charge

Radu Dumitrescu has almost 20 years of experience in financial analysis, audit, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, project funding advisory and litigation assistance. He joined Deloitte Romania in 2011 as a senior manager and in 2016 he became Transaction Services Partner, in charge of the mergers and acquisitions and reorganization services. He coordinated multi-disciplinary teams of financial, tax and legal experts in due diligence assignments and worked on over 250 transaction services projects related to both national and cross border acquisitions, as well as on transactions with non-performing loans. In his current role, Radu Dumitrescu coordinates the transaction support and reorganization services teams, the corporate finance advisory experts, the forensic professionals, as well as the valuation, economics and modelling team.

He is a member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), of the Body of Experts and Licensed Accountants of Romania (CECCAR), of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors (CAFR) and of the Public Authority for Statutory Audit Activity Supervision (ASPAAS).

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Burcin Atakan

Partner Financial Advisory

Burcin began his career in 1996 and has 22 years of experience in the forensic field. He previously worked in the financial sector in Turkey and delivered forensic advisory services under another Big 4 company in Istanbul and Bucharest. Burcin has been in Romania since 2011 and led the Fraud Investigation & Dispute practice for clients here, in Bulgaria and elsewhere in the Balkans. His experience includes more than hundred forensic investigations, and forensic due diligences. He supported his clients for compliance with the regulations such as AML (Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing), FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and the UK Bribery Act. Burcin was involved in local and international arbitration cases as expert witness and his reports served to arbitrators in a number of cases. He also supported Romanian energy distribution companies in mitigating the risk of energy theft.

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Tax Partners

Vlad Boeriu

Tax&Legal Partner-in-Charge

Vlad joined Deloitte in 2004 as a Tax Consultant and saw a rapid climb from Junior Consultant to Partner. He is experienced in VAT planning and has assisted various companies in VAT compliance and optimization.

Vlad has extensive experience in assisting and representing clients during tax audits and tax litigation. He is a certified tax consultant, graduating from the International Business Faculty at the Romanian Economics University. He also holds a Masters in EU Tax Law and followed the courses of an Executive MBA.

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Dan Bădin

Tax Partner

Dan Bădin joined Deloitte Romania as Tax Partner, leading the Corporate Tax and Transfer Pricing Teams, in January 2011. Prior to joining Deloitte, Dan was the leader of the financial services tax practice in another Big Four Consultancy Company.
Dan has over 10 years of professional experience in international corporate taxation, his experience including mainly acting as advisor on complex tax issues, restructuring projects, as well as due-diligence and tax review assignments.
Dan holds a Bachelor degree in Finance and Banking from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, and a post-graduate degree in Banking Management. He is a certified tax consultant, member of Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants and member of International Fiscal Association.

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Raluca Bontaș

Tax Partner

Leader of the tax practice and coordinator of the income tax department, Raluca joined Deloitte as a student 15 years ago. In 2009, Raluca took over the leadership of the Global Employer Services (GES) practice comprised of 20 people and a portfolio of clients that have contributed significantly to the company’s overall business. Raluca has vast experience in serving clients and in coordonating projects on a wide area of direct taxation advisory, including the review and analysis of tax treatment of various types of income obtained by resident or non-resident individuals from Romania and /or paid by local and foreign entities to Romanian resident individuals.

Her main clients include significant retail & consumer multinationals, major players from the  pharmaceutical, energy and car manufacturing industries  as well as significant telecom players operating in Romania. Raluca has a degree in Management from the University of Bucharest.

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Ciprian Gavriliu

Tax Partner

Ciprian is a Partner in tax practice at Deloitte Romania, with an experience over 13 years in Romania tax law. He has assisted various Romanian or International private organizations to identify and manage successfully tax issues, especially the ones regarding transfer pricing. Ciprian is the leader of Transfer Pricing practice in Deloitte Romania. He has participated to numerous projects regarding international taxation. His areas of specialization are Automotive, Manufacturing, Retail, TMT, FSI, Real estate, Life science & Healthcare and E&R. Ciprian is a member of Romanian Chamber of Tax Advisors, member of the Romanian Chamber of the Chartered and Certified Accountants and member of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors. He is the author of numerous articles in the field and  frequent guest at a lot of events and debates regarding international taxation, especially, transfer pricing. Also, he is directly involved in discussion with Romanian authorities related to change of tax legislation through AmCham and FIC. He is active in the business leaders community as well as in the Romania university enviroment by organizing events for students.

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Sorina Mardare

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Sorina Mardare is an experienced tax and audit professional, who led the Business Process Outsourcing practice (bookkeeping, payroll, tax compliance and contract personnel type of engagements) for South-Eastern Europe for 12 years and worked with over 100 clients operating mainly in Romania and Bulgaria. Acting as an auditor and advisor on complex accounting issues, Sorina has extensive experience regarding statutory and IFRS accounting, as well as financial due-diligence assignments.

She is a certified chartered accountant (member of the Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania), certified auditor (member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania) and has ACCA qualifications.

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Alexandra Smedoiu

Partner Tax

With 15 years of experience in tax advisory, Alexandra has coordinated over the time numerous projects both locally and internationally, especially for clients in the financial services industry, but also for companies from the real estate sector. Her professional experience includes a wide array of projects from tax reviews and tax audits, to assistance with mergers and acquisitions and tax controls. Alexandra is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from the United Kingdom, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation from the United Kingdom (ADIT), and a member of the Charted Financial Analyst Institute CFA. Alexandra is also vice-president of CFA Romania, the Romanian association of chartered financial analysts CFA.

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Pieter Wessel

Tax Partner 

Pieter Wessel first joined Deloitte in 2002, becoming the Indirect Tax team Leader and afterwards the Sub-Service line Leader for Indirect Tax in the Dutch mid-market sector (fast-growing companies with an annual turnover of 50 - 500 million Euro). With deep VAT knowledge and application of VAT legislation in numerous EU countries, his experience also includes acting as advisor on Indirect Tax matters to Energy & Utilities clients and serving a number of important clients in various industries such as banking, energy and resources, private equity funds, medical and IT&C technology.

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Andrei Burz-Pînzaru

Tax & Legal Partner

Managing Partner of Reff & Associates - Deloitte Legal. Over 20 years multidisciplinary advisory experience in Banking, Capital Markets, M&A, Corporate Governance and legal risks management. Recommended by IFLR1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Banking, Capital Markets and M&A in Romania. Prior to becoming a lawyer he was for several years a licensed securities broker and advisor on capital markets, banking and M&A transactions.

-        Banking and regulatory experience: Worked on loan and security documentation in bilateral/ syndicated loans, LMBOs, debt restructuring & loan workouts, NPL deals (portfolios and single tickets) and securitization structures. Assisted financial supervisory authorities / market operators, banks, non-banking financial institutions, payment institutions, fund management companies, publicly traded companies on various regulatory matters in the financial services industry (CRD/CRR, EMIR, PSD, MIFID, MAD/MAR)

-        Capital Markets: local / cross-border stock option plans, securities/rights offerings, pre-IPO preparation, insider dealing and market manipulation cases and other securities law matters.

-        M&A: assisted buy-side/sell side in M&A deals in various industries with a particular focus on financial services industry (including banks, insurance companies, non-banking financial institutions).

-        Corporate Governance and legal risks management: assisted entities operating in regulated/non-regulated industries on various legal risk management aspects (including compliance and corporate governance matters, legal risk management tools - prevention and compliance programs, dealing with white collar crime risks - prevention and defense, etc.)

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Raluca Bâldea

Tax & Legal Partner

Raluca is a Partner within the Indirect Tax Department of Deloitte Romania, specialized in VAT.

Particularly in Energy, Raluca focuses on both Oil & Gas and Electricity sector. Raluca has gathered an extensive experience in assisting local and  multinational companies in projects: tax structuring and optimization, tax due diligence, tax advisory, tax reviews or tax litigations, as well as tax representation

Raluca was the coordinator for Kuwait Petroleum on its tax compliance and tax advisory activities in more than 24 Central Europe and non-Central Europe countries.

Raluca is a chartered tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants and tax expert registered at National Courts. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

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Bogdan Barbu

Tax & Legal Partner

Bogdan is a Partner in the Tax Department of Deloitte specialized in Transfer Pricing and International Taxation and the leader of the “Industrial Products and Services, Chemicals and Specialty Materials” subindustry in Deloitte Romania.

Working with Deloitte since 2008 and having been part of numerous tax consultancy projects, Bogdan has valuable experience in providing services particularly in the area of transfer pricing to private organisations, part of Romanian or multinational groups of companies. His main focus is on the Industrial and Consumer products and Life Science and Healthcare industries.

Bogdan holds a License Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in the Management of International Business. He also holds a Transfer Pricing Certificate awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in London and is a chartered certified tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants.

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Georgiana Singurel

Tax & Legal Partner

Having joined shortly after graduation, Georgiana has later become one of the founders of our legal practice and a hugely important contributor in an amazing journey from startup to one of the largest, most successful law firms in the country. An outstanding lawyer, truly passionate about law and client service, exemplary in her dedication, a professional mentor for many, Georgiana has been a driver of innovation and expansion of capabilities in the practice. She is widely connected with, and appreciated by, colleagues from other functions, an active contributor in several firm-wide initiatives and a trusted advisor to many. Georgiana currently heads our largest practice in Legal, apart from leading our Talent agenda.

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Consulting Partners

Andrei Ionescu

Partner-in-Charge Management Consulting and Risk Advisory

Andrei Ionescu joined Deloitte as a Manager in 2006. Andrei is an experienced advisor in risk management and information security. Since joining the firm, he has managed numerous risk services engagements in Romania as well as Bulgaria, Albania and the Middle East covering various industries such as public sector, telecommunication and banking.

Andrei holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies and holds a number of IT and related certifications. Prior to joining Deloitte he worked for major telecom companies.

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Răzvan Nicolescu

Consulting Partner

Răzvan Nicolescu joined Deloitte in 2015 and soon thereafter became the leader for the energy and resources practice in Deloitte Romania, providing strategic direction and facilitating the cooperation of dozens of Deloitte professionals who specialize in this critical industry. Razvan is a highly respected and widely recognized expert in energy field, with solid experience in both the private and the public sectors. He has served as regulatory affairs director of OMV Petrom, as the Chairman of the Board of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, as the Romanian Energy Attaché to the European Union and Romanian minister for energy without political affiliation.

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Risk Advisory Partners

Andrei Ionescu

Partner-in-Charge Management Consulting and Risk Advisory

Andrei Ionescu joined Deloitte as a Manager in 2006. Andrei is an experienced advisor in risk management and information security. Since joining the firm, he has managed numerous risk services engagements in Romania as well as Bulgaria, Albania and the Middle East covering various industries such as public sector, telecommunication and banking.

Andrei holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies and holds a number of IT and related certifications. Prior to joining Deloitte he worked for major telecom companies.

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Dimitrios Goranitis

Risk and Regulatory Advisory Partner

Dimitrios Goranitis is Financial Services Industry Risk and Regulatory Advisory Partner in Deloitte Romania. Dimitrios is leading Deloitte’s risk service offering in Central Europe focusing on banking regulatory strategy and supervision and credit risk transformation. Dimitrios is a member of the Banking Union Center in Frankfurt, a multidisciplinary team of financial services senior professionals from Deloitte’s practices across Europe that meets clients’ needs and requirements relative to the Banking Union. He is also a member of Deloitte EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, an initiative that enables Deloitte to monitor regulatory development and maintain a dialogue with supranational regulatory bodies such as EBA, ESMA, EIOPA, ECB etc.

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