Wolda Grant currently serves as the Talent Leader of Deloitte Central Europe (CE), a position he assumed in December 2019. He joined Deloitte right after graduating from university in 1993 and became a partner in 2004. He served as the CE Audit Talent Partner, the Lead Client Service Partner for a regional private equity group and the CE Audit and Assurance Business Leader. Wolda is an experienced qualified auditor as a fellow member of the ACCA and a licensed auditor in Slovakia.
Wolda continues to serve clients in the Energy and Consumer Business industries both in Slovakia and across CE.
Deloitte is the company that shaped me as a professional and I always felt there was more to offer on both sides.
I am proud I returned “home” in 2020, privileged to serve with you and promise to spare no efforts in further developing our center.
We will build on the existing RADC practice in Romania, in alignment with our strategy for growing the Center to the next level and match the expected increase in demand driven by the global audit transformation program.
Efe Nalbantoğlu joined Deloitte Turkey in 2004. He is mainly experienced in the audit of manufacturing, service, construction, fair industries, and also public companies.
He has experience in the audit and consolidation of multinational companies, local conglomerates and holding companies within the framework of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Turkish Accounting Standards (TAS). He led the assurance and RADC teams in Turkey for 3 years, and he is IFRS 16 lease standard specialist.
From September 2021, he became Director/Senior team leader of French team in RADC Bucharest.
He graduated from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis department of Social Financial Management in 2000. Further on, with special student status, he graduated from Galatasaray University European Union department in 2003.
Before joining the RADC in September 2020, I was working in the Frankfurt Office in Germany in audit for over 18 years.
Already in the first weeks I got a deep insight into the work and processes in the RADC as well as the planned projects. This is especially due to the good exchange with my team leaders and team members but also with the senior team leaders of the other member firms.
I am looking forward to exciting challenges and new tasks in an international environment and an interesting time at the RADC, especially on the development and expansion of our services for the Member Firms.
Looking back at 2017 when I first joined the Delivery Centers to set up the maiden team for the Middle East servicing just one country then; facing countless challenges both Onshore (Behavioral change, Demand growth, Technology adoption, and most importantly building the “trust” to send work offshore), and at the center (attaining and retaining the right talent, steadily embracing the language and cultural differences, and striving to consistently maintain the quality on all deliverables), we now have grown into numerous teams of dynamic people and personalities attending up to seven countries in the Middle East (and counting...), with our very first hires still part of the team proving that we can overcome any amount of challenges if we steer our path with teamwork, commitment, right values, and mindset.
With a combined experience of 10 years managing Audits and Delivery Centers, I am currently stationed full time out of the Global Center in Bucharest to lead the DME (Deloitte Middle East and Cyprus) RADC teams which certainly is a very unique opportunity that allows my role to be quite versatile. Alongside sustainability and expansion of our operations, I represent and bring together a network of people to participate and lead across upcoming global transformation projects.
Suzanne Green has been working in Audit for 14 years. At Deloitte she has worked across a lot of different teams and projects including PSR (performing EQCR type quality reviews), ICE (setting up a UK center of excellence to complete international cross border letterbox audits), Levvia (leading on RADC strategy globally and for NSE) and also spent some time in Tampa, Florida working on DWW development. In the very early days of RADC she was the one recruiting for the first UK teams in both Rzeszow and Bucharest and helped to set up the templates and operational processes.
Suzanne is excited to be taking on the role of UK senior team leader: “I live in Newcastle and will be visiting Bucharest every month”.
Oana Florea has more than 7 years of experience in a Big4 companies (Commercial Audit - Deloitte), with clients from industries such as: FMCG, Manufacturing, Power, Gas and Utilities, Retail, Services, and a strong financial knowledge – US GAAP, IFRS, Statutory accounting
With more than 10 years’ experience in Financial Reporting (Financial Statements and Group Reporting Packages) and plus 9 years’ experience in team management and leading (multiple teams, 4-18 members, Oana is also an ACCA member.
Outside working hours, Oana enjoys driving cars or motorcycles, spending time with her family. She enjoys helping people around and sculpting their career: “I draw my energy from the team’s realizations. I believe in integration, transparency and free communication.”
Simona Ion is an accomplished senior executive having more than 15 years of experience working for international professional service firms. She started in Big 4 and spent 8 years in financial audit and Enterprise risk services. Also, Simona has experienced the insurance industry as Head of Finance for 5 years. The latest projects that Simona took on were based on the ability to see the business from a wide perspective, acting as Head of Internal Audit for different companies. Simona is ACCA and CIA certified as well as member of CAFR (Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors), holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Orléans, France. Her strength is empowered by the communication skills and by the ability to lead by example.
I have joined Deloitte in January 2011 as a consultant and in September 2017 I decided to make a change in my career and join the RADC team. Since then, I have managed the Central Europe teams in RADC and one team in Rzeszow, Poland. In September 2020 I took a new challenge to lead the new established Quality Function in RADC with the aim to increase and improve the Deloitte system of quality management. Moreover, I am currently managing the Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark teams in RADC.
I have significant experience in audit for clients in Romania in manufacturing industry, automotive, healthcare, retail, construction and real-estate and I am looking forward to improving new skills in the roles I have in RADC.
Dante is currently leading the Central Europe teams, together with one team in Rzeszow (Poland), serving the core audit practices of Romania and Moldova.
He joined Deloitte in 2018, after managing audits from various fields ranging from manufacturing to pharmaceutical and state-owned companies in another audit company.
In RADC he is involved in technical areas like ESEF reporting and trainings related to accounting and audit.
Besides leading the Central Europe teams, Dante is also in charge with leading The Socializer initiative.
“I am grateful to do my part in this exciting journey that leads our profession in the continuous transformation of the audit work. This path is full of exciting challenges filled with innovative tools and passionate people ready to step up and face whatever this dynamic environment has to offer“.
Oana is an ACCA and CFA qualified Audit Lead (Certified Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner), with extensive global automotive markets and manufacturing experience, accompanied by external audit experience, always seeking to leverage her experience. During her experience in Internal Audit, she was leading and coaching a team of 4 people.
In addition to being a dedicated internal auditor, she loves reading, spending time in the nature and practicing winter sports.
Professional with 7 years experience in audit. He was involved in audit engagements in the following sectors: banking, real estate, retail, TELCO and pharmaceutical sector in Moldova and Romania. He has good analytical skills and knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards. Currently he is enrolled in ACCA.
Quality Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Services Industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Analytical Skills, Tour Operators, Hospitality Industry and Event Management. Strong Quality Assurance Professional with a master's degree - International Business Management focused on International Relations and Affairs.
Irina Dragnea has gained experience in both External and Internal Audit, Financial Advisory, Internal Control, Planning and Management Reporting Analysis while working in the Audit Industry at Baker Tilly Bucharest in various roles from Junior to Senior level for 8 years and afterwards, as Internal Control Manager for 2 years and FP&A Manager for 6 years, in Xerox Corporation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Audit/ Accounting and Implemented Informatics at the Academy of Economical Studies Bucharest, and she is an ACCA member since 2016. In her spare time, Irina loves to watch old movies, to cook, and travel.
When joining our firm as an intern in 2016, our colleague, Alexandru Frusina, found a culture of diversity and inclusion that allowed him to bring his truest self to work. Five years later, Alex is now HR Business Partner in the Regional Audit Delivery Center and still enjoys every day an environment which encourages people to be authentic.
The moment I have joined Deloitte Regional Audit Delivery Center, the Team was less than 10 people and since that moment up to now, RADC has become my Family. Now I am coordinating the Recruitment Team and also matters regarding Employer Branding, Retention and Employees Relations. I believe there is nothing that we cannot do when working together and supporting each other. Whenever you can my advice would be to be curious to one another, share a nice word or a smile. This is the culture we are all building in Deloitte!
Making an impact that matters is not only a catchy phrase that we use. Rather, we're actively looking for ways in which to make a defined impact, to leave a substantial mark, and see projects that generate societal change through to their implementation.
The Socializer is our take on making such an impact, our way of bringing together ideas and laying them out in a more concrete, applicable manner.
We are encouraging our colleagues to be the initiators of change. Everyone is invited to join The Socializer, which will facilitate their ideas to take shape, while also overseeing other initiatives
The Socializer activities will materialize in the form of group projects through which our colleagues can rely on the help of other people with the same social motives. They can also take advantage of the cross-teams collaboration, and form meaningful connections with people they haven't seen on a daily basis, while also enabling interaction with RADC senior management, who overview the projects.