Working for 10 years in the area of Marketing and Sales, Rafael began his career as Sales Representative in the consulting business for micro and small companies. Subsequently, he had experience of 1 year at Banco Real, in the commercial credit area for corporate clients. In 2009 he joined VTEX, where he remained for 3 years as commercial manager of small and medium-sized companies. In the years of 2012 and 2013 he was responsible for the expansion of Latin America. From Argentina, it developed 5 countries and won 20 new clients, in addition to breakeven of the operation. On its return to the Brazilian market, it became responsible for the corporate segment, from 2013 to 2015. In 2016 the Inbound Sales operation began. Today he is responsible for marketing and sales for small and medium-sized clients in all 16 countries where VTEX is present.
Since 2014 in eMAG, George is leading the Soft Lines Marketplace sales team, a position from which he contributed directly to the listing of more than 1000 partners on eMAG.ro.
In addition, George also coordinates the Bulgarian and Hungarian Softlines eMAG Marketplace sales team. George has 8 years’ experience in sales and entrepreneurship, founding a publishing house specialized in consulting periodicals for public institutions and schools.
Martin Shires leads GLORY’s EMEA distribution Business Development and Marketing function supporting growth in GLORY’s business across Financial and Retail transformation. Martin comes to GLORY from NCR, where for the past 6 years, he was the Global Solution and Marketing lead specialising in Bank Branch Transformation. Prior to that, Martin enjoyed a career spanning 25+ years in Retail branch banking, occupying a number of senior regional management roles in FI’s such as Santander, Barclays.
Raluca is a highly experienced lawyer in personal data protection field, advising on this domain in complex personal data processing schemes and day to day assistance to a large and complex range of international and domestic clients. She has dedicated her career to legal regulatory field and business law advisory.
Cosmin Dan is a research analyst covering Retailing, Services and Payments at Euromonitor International. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Masters in Marketing from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. With a detailed understanding of the business environment, Cosmin’s focus is analysing the markets development in different countries, identifying and confirming key trends.
With more than 13 years of real estate experience, Mihaela is responsible for the Property & Facility Management services of Cushman & Wakefield Echinox, managing one of the largest retail portfolio in Romania of approximately 140,000 sq. m, and being successfully involved in the leasing process of Mega Mall and other shopping centers.
By profession economist and a passionate orator, full of humor, Valer Hancas has an experience of over 15 years in international retail companies.
Over time, he held various management positions in the sales department, purchasing or marketing. Currently he holds the position of Manager of Corporate Affairs & Communication within Kaufland Romania, where he has been working for more than 12 years.
He is committed to open and direct interaction with people and activities in which he is involved fit him like a glove. Every time he is offered the opportunity, he communicates with excitement about what brand and vision Kaufland mean. Since the company's strategy aims active involvement in the community in three major directions: environment, education and health, Valer Hancas supports and promotes internal and external CSR & Sponsorship projects of the company, but not only.