Our Board

Alexandru Dima
Alexandru DimaTreasurer
Alex is working for CBN International Europe, subsidiary of Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd.
(Canadian company, with HQ in Ottawa) as General Manager.

An EMBA graduate of Assebus andUniversity of Washington, Alex has been holding this position form the moment the company has
been registered in Romania, 19 years ago.With an extensive experience in doing business in Romania, Alex believes that business people (and not only) in Canada and Romania, deserve to have CBEX as a trusted friend, helping them to move things forward, sharing valuable business experience, and having fun when possible.

John Saroudis
John SaroudisPresident
John has spent the past 18 years of his career in Eastern Europe, mainly in Romania working on the nuclear program initially with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and then with Candu Energy. He currently runs a consulting business in the energy sector.
John sees growing opportunities for business growth between Romania and Canada partly as a result of the recently signed CETA agreement but also due to the growing number of Romanians in Canada who are interested in maintaining and developing business ties with their homeland. CBEX offers an excellent vehicle for promoting networking and creating new links between Canada and Romania.
Rares Geapana
Rares GeapanaVice-President
Rares is a Canadian national born in Romania which has split his life between the two countries. With studies completed on both sides of the ocean, he has gained valuable knowledge about cultural differences with an impact in both business and personal life.

The opportunity to join CBEX was one which fit perfectly with his views on bridging the gap between the two and his ideas regarding increasing investment flow into Eastern Europe through a country which has shown great potential for growth since joining the European Union in 2007.

Victor Constantinescu
Victor ConstantinescuVice-President
Victor is a partner based in Bucharest and head of real estate for the SEE region at Kinstellar. Kinstellar is the leading law firm in Central and Eastern Europe, with offices in 10 countries and over 200 lawyers. He represents institutional investors and funds and developers in all classes of real estate, with a particular specialty in joint ventures, purchase- and sale-side mandates in Romania and the wider region. He has years of experience organizing and leading complex transactions to meet required objectives and deadlines.

He advises a number of Canadian clients and works with a number of Canadian law firms on their projects in the region (real estate and other sectors). Born and raised in Canada, a Canadian citizen and graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, he is a native English speaker and regularly travels to Canada.

Victor has been ranked for several years as a Band 1 lawyer in the Romanian real estate sector by the leading international legal directories Chambers, Legal 500 and other benchmark publications. In recent editions, clients recommend him as “an outstanding practitioner for his commercially-oriented approach“, as well as for “his commercial and precise advice, flexibility and international experience”. He is further described as “experienced, active and well connected’, with clients appreciating the “very easy communication” with him.

Adina Stefanescu
Adina StefanescuDirector
Adina Stefanescu started working in private sector in Romania in 1996, since then representing Canadian companies in Romania and Central Eastern Europe. She gained lot of experience on implementing projects for Canadian partners in medical and security field since then. Adina started her own company in 2004 and is active in various business fields not just in Romania, but also in Bulgaria and Poland.

Adina Stefanescu is a Chemistry Engineer and she has post-university studies in Communication and Journalism.

Ciprian Dubinciuc
Ciprian DubinciucDirector
Romanian born Canadian, Ciprian is a father of 2. He moved between Bucharest and Toronto to setup a bridge between Canadian and Romanian business and culture. As an entrepreneur and business owner in Romania, Ciprian was involved in interior design & built projects for offices, hotels, institutions, and retail agencies in BucharestFollowing the basics of activity, Ciprian brought to Canada premium furniture brands from Italy at some unparalleled design, quality price ratios that didn’t exist before in Canada. Creating a network of dealerships in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver he managed to unite many points in Canada with European taste and culture. He was also working as distributor of Saputo Dairy – the largest producer of dairy products in North America, whose products were successfully distributed by Ciprian’s company around various locations in the Greater Toronto Area.Currently he is back in Bucharest striving to create a network between Romania and Canada.
Dan Vulpe
Dan VulpeVice-President
Blending industrial, financial and managerial experience with accumulated wisdom can make one an valuable resource for any company who values independent thinking, following through assignments and group synergy.

Reaching that stage in life I aim at being part of meaningful projects who can use the whole of me and through which I can further my understanding of the most complex process in the universe, life.

At CBEX I plan to give back to community as much as I can. Giving from a wealth of experience and wisdom may help others enhance their business attitudes and improve performance. Advising from a deep core and connecting people with similar interests may be one of the valuable gift one can return to society.

Heather BystrykSenior Trade Commissioner
Embassy of Canada to Romania
Simona Constantinescu
Simona ConstantinescuExecutive Director