Tarom’s Board decided on Monday night to revoke Christian Heinzmann from the position of Tarom CEO and accountant manager, and to appoint former financial manager Gabriel Stoe as his replacement, ad interim.
Christian Heinzmann, Tarom CEO and accountant manager, was revoked from both offices. The state-owned company’s Board also revoked Tiberiu Ticlea, administrative manager.
A Belgian citizen, Heinzmann started his four-year term at Tarom on 19 November 2012.
Transport Minister Dan Costescu (photo) recently referred, in a press conference, to some of the deficiencies discovered, such as failure to meet the budget of revenues and expenditures. “Instead of having RON 8 M losses at the end of last year, as planned through contracts and the management plan, they had RON 41 M. It’s inadmissible considering that the price of airplane fuel dropped spectacularly on the European market last year, creating an advantage – as documented – of RON 80 M. In other words, at this moment, if it wasn’t for this advantage we would have had a disaster, a loss of RON 120 M. At any rate, it is not good at all that instead of RON 8 M there is a loss of RON 41 M.
There are also the aspects that the Audit Body noted and sent to me, but also the Board’s analysis. This is also about the human resources problems. Over 25 percent of TAROM’s technical personnel had sick leave. It’s a figure I’ve never seen in any state-owned or private company so far. We’re talking about 1,500 days of sick leave for technical personnel,” Dan Costescu emphasised.