Head of Romanian branch of consultancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers Vasile Iuga has been appointed Management Partner for the South-East region (PwC SEE), in charge of the company business in nine countries – Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Moldova.
This is the highest position held by a Romanian within the Big Four. The new managing partner of SEE Cluster PwC replaces Jean-Pierre Vigroux at the helm of an enlarged cluster of SEE, which also includes Romania. The move is part of a larger upward move of Romanian managers generation, entrusted with regional management mandates.
Amid the most important Romanian managers with regional positions there are Dan Bedros, Alcatel President for 12 countries, Alexandra Gatej, President of Unilever South Central Europe, Adrian Sarbu, number 2 in CME, Cristian Colteanu, executive director of General Electric Romania.
"Of course, when taking this decision, Romanian business size was also taken into account, as well as the professional experience of the person assuming this role. This is not a role automatically allotted to the biggest country in the cluster, but rather a management role to be entrusted to the most appropriate person, in this case the head of the company in Romania", Vasile Iuga, also member of PwC CEE board, was quoted as saying by Business Standard.
The cluster, Vasile Iuga will be in charge of, is part of the regional structure of PwC Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), which operates in 27 countries, numbering 200 partners and having more than 7,000 experts.
PwC is present in Romania since 1991. PwC representation in Romania is the biggest of the socalled Big Four companies, according to turnover.