Tiberiu (Tibi) is a successful banker, who also has a track record of using his position to act as a catalyst for wider socio-economic changes. For the past fourteen years he has been involved in the significant growth of Banca Transilvania’s (Romania’s largest independent private bank) corporate, SME and network business. He has developed a reputation within the banking industry for his pioneering approach to supporting SME’s, develop new products and his empowerment of branch managers that builds upon older traditions of banking. For Tibi banking is about community. As such he has helped developing initiatives such as:
- President of “BT Club” foundation which offers support and encouragement to entrepreneurs. From practical assistance to speakers roadshow, where successful entrepreneurs hold Q & A sessions in theatres across Romania. Through BT Club and Babes Bolyai University, Tibi has developed “Antreprenori pe scena. Pentru studenti”, a series of events dedicated to students. Successful individuals from all walks of life (film Directors, writers, business people, etc.) are invited onto stage in the UBB large lecture hall to talk about their experiences and respond to students questions. With a chat show format, the events attract hundreds of people and fill the room.
- Board member of „Asociatia Universitatea Babes Bolyai – Executive Education”, alliance between local universities and business community that administrates an EMBA program in cooperation with Hull University (UK).
- President of “Clujul are Suflet” Foundation is a day center delivering education and assistance to teenagers (ages between 14-20) for a better integration within school or professional life. Active since 2007.
Tibi has studied for an MBA (Sheffield) and INDE (cooperation between ASE Romania and CNAM France), works as an occasional lecturer for UBB and enjoys the trust and support of the most senior academics at UBB. He combines a management style that both sets a high standard, yet is supportive of those around him as human beings first and foremost. As such he commands a good deal of loyalty and goodwill. Unusual for contemporary bankers.