About My Blog

One of the interesting aspects of being the CEO of a large bank is meeting lots of people.  Employees, customers, regulators, competitors from other banks, CEOs of the largest companies in the country, delegations from IMF and other international institutions, potential investors, successful businessmen, politicians, press and others.

Often I am asked for my opinion.  I have never felt the need to go out and to air my opinions by myself but I am becoming more and more disappointed about the quality of public discussion about important issues.  So, maybe I should be more proactive and get involved a bit more in this then as an observer ? Possibly, but I have found out that, if you have opinions that you are willing to share, it is not always easy to control the way they get into circulation. Too often I see things I said at a conference or to a journalist twisted or misquoted in the press. Television is a powerful medium but not always suitable.

So, I thought I would try a blog.

I am not sure what will come from it, It is not my intention to try to change the world and I thought if would be fun to post some of my views about Romania, banking, the economy but also some personal experiences and views on work-life balance. Depending on feedback and reactions I’ll expand or narrow down. Needless to say that feedback is more than welcome.

For more information about my background, please visit my About Me page.

I don’t pretend to be right and welcome discussion. Let me know what you think.

All opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the views of my employer. I have no political affiliation whatsoever, never had and never will.

In case you wondered, I write all texts myself. Although I am fluent in Romanian I still write faster and better in English (my mother tongue is Dutch} Because I don’t have a lot of time, I don’t provide a translation. Please don’t hesitate to comment in Romanian.

All pictures on the site are mine. I like to take pictures and adding some of them to the pages on this site seemed a good way to share some of them.

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