2014 energynomics Awards – the Evening Gala for the Romanian energy industry

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The second edition of energynomics Awards decided its winners! They were communicated and celebrated on November 27 at the National Military Center, during a gala which brought together over 200 top leaders of the energy industry, related industries decision-makers and public authorities responsible for regulation and control.

The audience was composed mainly of top managers of companies active in Romania, including Kinga Daradics (MOL Romania), Martin Zmelik (CEZ Romania), Ion-Toni Teau (Transelectrica), Ioan Roșca (Electrica), Gehrig Schultz (Prospecțiuni), Michel Louboutin (Expert Petroleum), Mark Wagley (Hunt Oil), Yedil Utekov (KMG International).

Besides these, many financiers were present, like Cristian Sporiş (Raiffeisen Bank) and Septimiu Stoica (Commodities Exchange), but also lawyers specialized in energy and managers of companies in support sectors: Mihaela Sârbu (SGS Romania), Robert Ghelasie (Energy Finanzierung und Kapital), Adrian Marcu (ICAP). The Gala was honoured by many experts and senios of the energy sector such as: Gheorghe Buliga (SIPG), Gheorghe Radu (SIPG), Dumitru Chisăliță, Eugenia Gușilov, Gheorghe Bălan (CNR-CME), Virgil Mușatescu (CNR-CME).

The evening was opened by three influential personalities of Romanian energy industry: Mihnea Constantinescu (from the Romanian Government), Iulian Iancu (RNC-WEC) and Răzvan Nicolescu (Department of Energy).

Still, the evening’s attractions were the bronze statuettes, designed and produced by Adrian Ilfoveanu.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The award for Corporate Social Responsibility was won by CEZ Romania for its initiative entitled Energy for Good. The statuette was handed to Martin Zmelik, General Manager of CEZ Group in Romania, by Mihaela Sârbu, Business Development Manager at SGS Romania. The prize rewarded the company that had the largest impact on the community in which it activates (donations, sponsorships, environmental responsibility, and other forms of CSR).

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Energy efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Award was won by OMV Petrom with its Light Up project – introducing LED lighting technology in the company’s gas stations. Energy Efficiency Oscar was handed by Martin Zmelik, General Manager at CEZ Romania, to Mădălin Apostol, Department Manager, Special Projects, Corporate Regulatory and Public Affairs at OMV Petrom.

This award has rewarded the company that implemented a remarkable energy efficiency project at national or local level by reducing energy consumption, by the favorable impact on business and the environment, by funding attracted, by the quality of project communication and as a benchmark and model of good practice.

Deal of the Year

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The Award for Deal of the Year went to MOL Romania, for the contribution to the expansion of the network of gas stations MOL oil group owns in our country by purchasing the fuel filling stations owned by the Italian group ENI under AGIP brand. The statuette was handed to MOL Romania Country Manager, Kinga Daradics, by Cosmin Marinescu, Sales Manager at Tradeville.

The prize rewards the company that managed the most important procedure for acquisition/takeover/merger/farm-in/farm-out. Among the criteria for evaluation were: the size and impact of the operation (based on the original size of the company), corporate development prospects of resulting company, degree of innovation.

Financing of the Year

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Financing of the Year Award was won by Electrica SA, for a successful dual listing on the Stock Exchanges in Bucharest and London, which reduced the state’s participation in Electrica SA below 50%. The Oscar given for attracting two billion lei in the initial public offering was received by Ioan Roșca, General Manager of Electrica. The award was presented by Paul Sorin Suciu, Oil and Energy Department Manager at Raiffeisen Bank Romania.

The award for this category rewards the company that managed the most impactful and inventive funding in the Romanian energy sector. Among the criteria for analysis: the structure of the financing agreement, the impact on the company funded, prognosis for business growth, benefits for shareholders.

Best Newcomer

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Best newcomer category was won by Wind Power Energy, a Monsson group company that brought to Romania the Academy of renewable energy sources, an educational organization set to prepare, certify and re-certify technicians in this field. The Oscar was handed to Mihaela Aldea, executive director at Monsson Group, by Carmen Neagu, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Transelectrica.

This award honors the company that came up with the most interesting novelty this year: an entry in Romania, expanding the business areas, a new big project, and technologies unused until now.

Executive of the Year

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Executive of the Year award was won by Ioan Roșca, General Manager at Electrica SA, for coordinating the dual listing campaign, on London and Bucharest stock exchanges of this group of companies owned by the state until recently. The Award of this category was presented by Hezi Shayb, CEO at Next Koppel Sixt.

The prize rewards the most inventive, inspiring and impactful manager of Romanian energy sector. Among the criteria of analysis: manager proved his/hers leadership capacities, contributed to the growth of the company, introduced and applied innovative business strategies.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2014-nicolcioiuThe Award for lifetime achievement was won by Alexandru Nicolcioiu, Chief Production Manager at Rompetrol Refining, a company owned by KMG International, ex-Rompetrol Group. The Oscar was handed to its winner by Michel Louboutin, president of the Petroleum Association ROPEPCA. The award honors a personality in Romania’s energy industry which has shown strong leadership, made contributions to the development of the company, has introduced and implemented business and teaching innovative strategies.

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Outstanding Development

2014-teauThe category for outstanding development was won by Transelectrica, the transmission and service system operator for electricity, for involvement in the coupling of four national electricity markets, through its subsidiary OPCOM. The award was received on behalf of the company by Ion Toni-Teau, Transelectrica General Manager, and was presented by Camil Aliman, Regional Manager for Romania and Hungary at Ridge Tool Europe, a company of US group Emerson. The prize rewards the company that made itself noted with a focused success, with great impact, which attracted attention and became the benchmark within the industry over the last year.

Young Energy Expert

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The Award for Young Energy Expert was won by Daniel Răzvan Costianu, Project Manager at ABB Romania, and was presented to him by Iulian Iancu, President of the Romanian National Committee of the World Energy Council (RNC-WEC), an organization that has a track dedicated for the future energy leaders of Romania.

The energynomics Awards project is proposed and organized by Wing Media Energy Consulting through energynomics.ro and its partners. Among the partners of this year were Ridgid, SGS Romania, Helvetansa, GSP Romania, Raiffeisen Bank, Artmark, Rottco, Automobile Bavaria, Transelectrica, ROPEPCA, Sixt New Kopel, LeasePlan, ALD Automotive, Interaviation.

2014 energynomics Awards enjoyed the support of many strategic partners, including ROEC, RNC-WEC, UPG, Aspen Institute, RoGBC, EPG, RPIA, ARPEE and CRE

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