energynomics.ro awarded the winners of Energy Oscars 2013 inside an event presented and hosted by Varinia Radu, partner and Sergiu Spataru, managing partner of the organizing media agency Wing Media Energy Consulting.
The opening floor belonged to Dan Ioan Gheorghiu, honorific counselor for Energy of the prime minister Victor Ponta and president since 1992 of the local Institute for Studies and Energy Projects (ISPE), Iulian Iancu, president of the Comission for industry and services of the Chamber of Deputies and Niculae Havrilet, president of the National Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE).
Seven of the most reputed experts of the industry selected eight winners, out of 44 nominees. The jury weighed companies, ideas and people that complied with the best selection criteria. The jury was formed by Valeriu Binig, director, Financial Services for Energy of Deloitte România, Obie Moore, senior counsel, Dentons, Cristian Sporis, vicepresident, Corporate Division, Raiffeisen Bank, Roberto Musneci, partner Serban & Musneci Associates, Marius Popescu, executive director Energy Brains Consulting, Nicolae Vasile, president of the Scientific Committee CNR-CME and Sergiu Sebesi, president of CSR Nest Association.
BEST CORPORATE CITIZEN
Hamza Karimov, CEO of SOCAR România, handed the prize for Best Corporate Citizen to Adrem Invest, for the Adrem Invest Innovation School. This year edition of the Innovation School was held in high-schools of 18 cities and towns of Romania. The students registered about 70 innovative projects created to change or improve various activity domains, out of which 17 projects were selected. The prize was received by Aurora Zanfir, Marketing manager of Adrem Invest. The other nominees were Mol România, Prospec_iuni SA, Romgaz and Rompetrol.
FINANCING OF THE YEAR
Gehrig Schultz, general manager of Prospectiuni, handed the prize for the Financing of the year to Franklin Templeton, the management company of Fondului Proprietatea, for the sell of 1.2% of Petrom for about 57 million euro, one of the biggest transactions of this kind at the Bucharest Stock Exchange, brokered by J.P. Morgan Securities, WOOD & Company and Raiffeisen Capital & Investment.
Fondul Proprietatea owns now about 19 percent of Petrom. The award was received by Adrian Cighi, vicepresident, Franklin Templeton. Other nominees were GDF SUEZ Energy Romania, Lotus Center and OTP Bank, Nuclearelectrica, Transgaz, VIR Energia and Wolf Theiss.
Raluca Dina, safety expert Viroti, handed the award for Waste Management to Constantin Dumitru, general manager of Petrotel-Lukoil, for finalizing the greening of the five historic oil pits, project that needed 38 million USD. About 450,000 cubic meters of oil waste from eight hectares of land were extracted. Petrotel-Lukoil is the first refinery in Romania to finalize such a project. In the cleansed field the company may open a solar park of 12 MW. Among nominated projects were those of Compania de Proiect Getica CCS, CE Hunedoara, Nuclearelectrica and Romaltyn Mining.
DEAL OF THE YEAR
Sorin Paul Suciu, director, Corporate Banking, Head of Oil & Gas Department of Raiffeisen BanK handed the Deal of the year prize to Lucian Stancu, Director of Corporate Mnagement, Quality, Environment department of Romgaz. The company was voted by the jury for the most important IPO of the year done by any entity-governmental or private of Romania, at the Bucharest Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange as well. 15 percent of Romgaz were sold for 390 million euro, especially to Romanian, British and US investors. It is the first successful IPO of this size issued by Romanian state and energy sector, prepared globally by Goldman Sachs and Erste Group and locally by BCR and SSIF Raiffeisen Capital & Investment. Among nominees were Grup Servicii Petroliere, Ligatne, Repsol & OMV Petrom and Wolf Theiss.
Alexander Damev, program manager of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), handed the prize for Outstanding Development to The Institute of Phisics and Nuclear Engineering Horia Hulubei for the laser project in Magurele, which will be the biggest of its kind in the world. The laser if part of an european project worth about 350 million euro, in which 40 institutions of 13 member states are involved. Once finished, it will have various applications. The prize was received by Gheorghe Cata Danil, deputy director of the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project. Among the nominees were Genesis Biopartner, Phoenixy, Rompetrol and RPIA (Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association).
Bogdan Popescu, country manager Zeta Petroleum and vicepresident of Romanian Association of Oil Exploration and Production Companies ROPEPCA, offered the prize for Best Newcomer to Amromco Energy, for bringing to Romania the energy trading house Mercuria, fourth-sized worldwide. Mercuria invested 50 million USD in Amromco, the most important independent oil and gas produser in Romania. Amromco and Mercuria will also establish a marketing association for the gas trade. The prize was handed to Ron Carpenter, CEO Amromco. Among nominees were Romgaz, Panfora Oil&Gas, Transelectrica and Viroti.
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Sergiu Iordache, general manager of DSV Solutions, offered the Executive of the year award to Mariana Gheorghe, CEO OMV Petrom, chosen for the increase in profit after last-year`s record-profit. Mariana Gheorghe was positioned this year on the 27th place in a Fortune most powerful 50 businesswomen top. The prize was received by Luiza Tomescu, director, OMV Petrom. Among the nominees were Stefan Doru Bucataru- CEO Transelectrica, Kinga Daradics- general manager MOL Romania, Tom Holst- CEO Chevron Romania and Gehrig Schultz- CEO Prospec_iuni.
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alexandra Predeanu, deputy general manager of ICAP România, handed the Life Achievement award for the entire professional career to the university emeritus professor, Ph.D. In Engineering, Aureliu Leca. With an excellent professional career, Aureliu Leca is recognized as one of the best expters of thermal energy in Romania. He held various positions in the academic environment and energy bodies and local authorities. He was Dean of the Energy Faculty and chair of Thermo Power Department. He is professor and Chair of Department at the UNESCO Engineering Sciences, Energy-Environment program, at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (since 1992). Also nominated were Carmen Neagu – member of the Supervisory Board of Transelectrica and the Ph.D.s in Engineering Nicolae Antonescu, Marius Peculea, Florin Teodor Tanasescu and Corneliu Dinu.
Among our partners: WU Executive Academy, Grup Servicii Petroliere, SOCAR, RVR Energy, Prospectiuni, Viroti, DSV Solutions, Bridge, Audi, Raiffeisen Bank, ICAP, Marsay, Horvath & Partners, Artmark, ROPEPCA.
The 2013 Energy Oscars Awards enjoys the support og numerous strategic partners. Among them: ROEC, CNR-CME, UPG and CRE.
For the best media exposure we have enjoyed the support of The Money Channel, Forbes, Nine O’Clock, Finantistii, Mesagerul Energetic and România Libera.
The 2013 Energy Oscars Project is mostly self-financed, proposed and organized by Wing Media Energy Consulting, through energynomics.ro and its partners. Access to the competition was free and open to any company operating in the Romanian energy sector, regardless of size, sector of activity or shareholder structure.
The applications were collected in between August, 20 and Octomber, 20. The members of the jury analised 44 nominees. They expressed their option online, on oscars.energynomics.ro.
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