Romania Insider Awards, 2019 edition

In 2019, Romania celebrated 30 years since it has become a democracy after the fall of communism in 1989 and continued its mission to discover the positive projects, companies, and people that have made a contribution in Romania in the last three decades, in addition to discovering young projects and ideas that already have an impact.

About 2019 edition

In the second edition of the Romania Insider Awards, we also highlighted sustainability, culture and up and coming community initiatives which inspire. We focused even more on connecting people before, during and after the Romania Insider Awards Gala.

Through an ethical & transparent selection process, with a reputable Board of Advisors and a C-level, independent Jury filtering out applications in 10 award categories, the Romania Insider Awards zoomed in on the positives in stormy times.

We publicly acknowledged the Romanian companies & projects that share these positive Romania values with us, during an exclusive Awards Gala on 15 October 2019, at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

Award Categories in 2019

Winners in the following categories have been awarded during an exclusive Awards Gala event on 15 October 2019 at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

✓    Best Innovation Award powered by Janssen Romania
✓    Best Start-Up Award powered ed by Banca Transilvania
✓    Employer of the Year Award powered by Up Romania
✓    Most Scalable Social Responsibility Project Award powered by UiPath
✓    Most Inspiring Rural Development Award powered by Credit Agricole Bank
✓    Most Encouraging Sustainable Real Estate Award powered by CRH Romania
✓    Best Cultural Enterprise Award powered by La French Tech
✓    Most Effective Promotion for Romania Abroad Award powered by JLL Romania

Special prizes selected and awarded by a team of reputed journalists and business consultants:

✓    Top Investments with Greatest Impact in Romania in the Last 30 Years powered by Catinvest Eastern Europe
✓    Top Romanian Brands with Most Successful International Expansion in Last 30 Years powered by Argus Audit 

Jury members

Cristian Secoșan


Siemens Romania & Republic of Moldova

Luminița Teodorescu



Tereza Tranakas



Răzvan Atim


UiPath Eastern Europe


Șerban Țigănaș


General Secretary @ The International Union of Architects

Stephane Roy-de-Lachaise


Michelin Eastern Europe

Yann Bidan


Maple Bear Eastern Europe


Board of Advisors

Anca Harasim

Executive Director

American Chamber of Commerce in Romania – AmCham

Adriana Record

Executive Director

French Chamber of Commerce in Romania – CCIFER

Anamaria Diaconescu


Hellenic – Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce – HRCC

Claudiu Vrînceanu


Start-Up Bridge & VP Connections

Giovanni Pometti

General secretary

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Romania – CCIpR

Osnat Peled


Business Woman Forum Romania – BWFR

Sebastian Metz

General Director

Romania – German Chamber of Commerce – AHK

Sotiris Chatzidakis

Founder & Executive Vice President

CEO Clubs & Next Gen

Walter Friedl


Austrian Business Club

Volker Moser

Business developer & shareholder

Andrei Chirileasa

PArtner & Editor-in-chief

Partners (2019 edition)

Main Partners

Award Partners

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners



Romania Insider Awards - Gala 2019

Photos by Kathrin Weident