As the 13th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR magazine’s flagship event that recognizes the outstanding achievements of the business community, will take place on March 5, we want to put the spotlight on the 11 categories from which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2017.ENTER THE COMPETITION
In 2017, Alexandru Geamanu and Laurentiu Banescu were named Entrepreneurs of the Year for developing their craft beer brand Bere Zaganu.
“I would like to thank everybody who drank our beer (…) and one last thing – exactly four years ago, on this very date, we signed a contract and we brought this brewing facility and we started dreaming of building an authentic Romanian brand,” said Geamanu, the winner of last year’s Gala.
Last year, the company opened in Bucharest its first craft beer bar in a bid to support the further development of the business. The beer maker recorded a turnover of RON 3.5 million. It controls a production plant near Valenii de Munte.
More about the category
This award recognizes the entrepreneurial efforts and achievements of a local business person who has managed to develop a successful regional or national business, looking either at the innovative nature of the business started or at the growth parameters and the created value.
How are the nominees judged?
The jury takes into account the following criteria before making a decision:
Development of the business over the years
Unique characteristics of the business
Results achieved against investment and the overall industry
Look at the ethics and values exemplified in the business
The added value of his/her business on the market
The effort made to support and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs
This year’s jury
Marius Ghenea, Partner, 3TS Capital | Jury President
Florian Nițu, Managing Partner, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
Fady Chreih, CEO, Regina Maria
Serban Roman, Country Director Romania, Enterprise Investors
Anca Harasim, Executive Director, AmCham
Cristian Sporiș, Vice President, Raiffeisen Bank
Marius Ștefan, CEO, Autonom
Maria Tudor, Chief Media Officer and Business Development Lead, CEE, Publicis One
Dan Petre, Partner, D&D Research
Cătălina Rousseau, CEO, BDR Associates
Dan Nechita, Co-Founder & President, Smart Everything EverywhereENTER THE COMPETITION