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Management Team

With our strong management board, we are tackling the challenges and strengthening the rail freight industry in Europe - for the climate, for the people, for the economy and for Europe.

 

Managment DB Cargo Romania
From left to right: Andreea Ciulacu, Bogdan Barbu, Eduard Iancu, Valentin Nicolae, Nicolae Ciovică, Mircea Mihailov, Violeta Ochea, Victor Frăsinoi


Eduard Iancu

CEO

Eduard Iancu

Graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest - Transport and Construction Management, Eduard Iancu is General Manager of DB Cargo Romania since December 2008, and from 2008 to 2016 he also held the position of Managing Director of DB Cargo Bulgaria.
Currently, his main responsibilities include, besides that of Chairman of the Board of Directors of DB Cargo Romania, the general management of the company's operations and the implementation of strategic policies in accordance with the Group's objectives.
Within DB Cargo Romania, Eduard Iancu managed to:

  • Increase the market share from 0.04% to 12-13% at present, in other words to transform a start-up company into top 3 players on the Romanian rail freight market
  • Develop an integrated strategy capable of sustaining profitable growth
  • Build and motivate a professional and efficient team, proven by market share, revenue level, cost reduction and operational efficiency
  • Increase by 10 times the number of units in the company's rolling stock, currently composed of 60 locomotives and 3,000 wagons

Eduard Iancu has an experience of over 25 years in logistics, previously working for top companies in the field, such as Kuehne + Nagel and DHL.

Valentin Nicolae

CFO

Valentin Nicolae

Valentin Nicolae holds a bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

He also graduated a Master in Business Administration at Edinburgh Business School, being as well a fellow member of ACCA since 2002.

Valentin has 25 years of experience in financial and auditing, working for companies like British American Tobacco and SabMiller, having a 360 degree financial responsibility with business impact and managing significant teams, dispersed geographically.

He has joined DB Cargo Romania Board in 2018.

Bogdan Barbu

Sales & Marketing Manager

Bogdan Barbu

Bogdan Barbu is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and has joined the management team of DB Cargo Romania in May 2009.

Bogdan has over 14 years of experience in Sales and Transportation, previously working for DHL and Assa Abloy.

At DB Cargo Romania, Bogdan is responsible for defining the local sales strategy in line with the group's strategy, team coordination and local activities, but at the same time, he brings his contribution to international projects designed to support the development of a European railway network.

Andreea Ciulacu

HR Director

Andreea Ciulacu

Andreea Ciulacu joined the management team of DB Cargo Romania in October 2011.

She has over 15 years of experience in the field of human resources, previously working in the construction industry and FMCG.

At DB Cargo Romania, she is responsible for defining the local human resources strategy in line with the group's strategy, coordinating local activities and contributing to international projects related to attracting, training and developing the workforce to support the company's growth.

She is a graduate of ASE - Company Management and she has specialized in International Human Resource Management at the Singapore Institute of Management and CIPD London.

Victor Frăsinoi

Operations Manager

Victor Frăsinoi

Born in 1967, Victor Frăsinoi graduated the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Transport - Section "Railway Transport Technology". He started his career in 1991 within the National Railway Company "CFR S.A.", CF Craiova Regional Branch, where he was part of the management team for 22 years, the last position being that of Regional Director.

Throughout this period he had various responsibilities in the field of coordination of train maneuvering and train traffic, which helped him gain a rich experience in this field. Begining with March 2013, he joined the DB Cargo Romania team, starting his activity at the Turceni Depot, and in August 2014 he became Director of the Safety and Quality Department and also a member of the Board of Directors of DB Cargo Romania.

From September 2016, he took over the responsibilities of the position of Operations Director for DB Cargo Romania, in order to contribute to the development and efficiency of the operational processes in Romania.

Mircea Mihailov

Head of Asset Management

Mircea Mihailov

Mircea Mihailov is working for DB Cargo Romania since 2010. In 2001, he graduated the Politehnica University of Bucharest and since then, he worked in the railway industry for CFR Marfa and Rompetrol Logistics.

Starting with March 2013, Mircea is the Head of Asset Management in DB Cargo Romania and coordinates the maintenance services of wagons and locomotives.

Nicolae Ciovică

Safety & Quality Manager

Nicolae Ciovică

He has been working in the railway system since 1981, being employed at CFR S.A. as a trainee worker until 2007, when he left the national company from the position of Deputy General Manager of Operations, passing until then through all the operational positions, such as: Head of Station, Head of Traffic Regulator, Head of Division, Bucharest Regional Director, Head of Traffic Service, Traffic Director.

In the private sector, between 2007-2009, he was Head of the Traffic and Maneuvering Department at Rompetrol Logistics, and starting with 2010, he joined the DB Cargo Romania team in the position of Traffic Director, until 2016, when he became Director of Safety and Quality.

Violeta Ochea

Head of Service Design & Resource Management / Operational Controlling

Violeta Ochea

Violeta Ochea started her career at Deutsche Bahn Cargo Romania in October 2013, right after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest.

In her second year at the company she joined the euroTRAIL European program, and also had the opportunity to experience working in DB Cargo Headquarters and in the French subsidiary – ECR.

With a broader view on different business models and Controlling, she has joined the management team in April 2019 being responsible for business planning, budgeting & forecast, target setting, financial & operational analysis, transfer pricing.