Răzvan POPESCU - CEO
As of May 16, 2023.
Mr. Răzvan Popescu took over as CEO of S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A, the largest gas producer in Romania, in August 2022, after almost two years as CFO of the company. As CEO Mr. Popescu coordinates and ensures the management of the company with the aim of accomplishing its strategic objectives.
As CFO Mr. Popescu coordinated, from the finance point of view, the Sale and Purchase Agreement regarding all shares issued by (representing 100% of the share capital of) ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited holding 50% of the rights and obligations under the Petroleum Agreement for the offshore XIX Neptun Deep Block in the Black Sea. That was the most important successfully concluded transaction in the last 30 years in the Romanian energy sector, in line with the company’s development strategy, aimed at ensuring energy security in the region.
His almost nine year of experience gained in BNR, The National Bank of Romania, within the Management of International Reserves, enabled him to obtain in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets and trade credit instruments, as well as factors influencing development of such in the asset allocation process. Mr. Popescu accumulated a significant experience in analysis and trade on international currency markets, in risk management and financial analysis, such experience being reflected in the financial performance obtained by S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A. during his mandate.
Aristotel Marius JUDE - Deputy CEO
As of May 16, 2023.
Gabriela TRÂNBIŢAŞ - CFO
As of May 16, 2023
With a broad experience in the field of preparing financial statements according to the International Financial Reporting Standards, experience gained during the 8 years of activity within the audit department of a Big 4 Company and other 8 years within S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A. She was involved in different work groups at Romgaz, including the acquisition of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited shares and obtaining the necessary financing for the acquisition of shares.
She graduated the Economic Studies Academy, Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems and is Fellow within the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants („ACCA”) Great Britain.
Robert Stelian CHIRCĂ - Director of Exploration Production Departament
After graduating the Petroleum and Natural Gas University – Well Drilling and Reservoir Exploration Faculty in 2001, he acquired 20 years of experience in the natural gas and petroleum production field. Started his activity as petroleum engineer within Petrom S.A. Throughout his career Mr. Chircă occupied different job positions working for petroleum and natural gas production Companies and Companies providing services in this field: Deputy Production Sector Manager, Senior Technical Advisor, Head of Operations within OMV Petrom, Deputy General Manager responsible with investments within S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A., Head of Business Unit within J Christof E&P Services.
Advanced technical and economic studies within the petroleum field, business and results oriented thinking. Excellent communication skills, optimistic and positive, possessing complex problem solving and decision-making, abilities within the petroleum and natural gas field.
Gheorghe HAȚEGAN - Director of Technical Department
Coordinates and monitors, from a technical perspective, the implementation of projects concerning maintenance, repairs and upgrading of the infrastructure related to hydrocarbon fields.
Mr. Hategan has an activity of 20 years within S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A., with experience in coordinating activities in the mechanical field and capital repairs of the company's fixed assets. He graduated the Oil and Gas University in Ploiesti, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a master degree in Natural Gas and Hydrocarbons Transmission and Distribution.
Rodica SASU - Director of Exploration - Production Support Department
She has an extensive experience as project manager resulted from of the coordination of many programs and a professional experience resulted from working at Schlumberger where she held many positions between 2001 and 2020, starting as geophysical engineer and afterwards holding the position of director for Romania, Central and East Europe Operational Director, project Manager for ”Laslau Mare gas Rehabilitation Project” and Executive Account Manager for East Europe.
She graduated the Faculty of Biology, Geography and Geology- Specialization Geological and Geophysical Engineering. Afterwards, she followed a series of specializations, qualifications and achieved certification as trainer in the management, public procurement sector and Structural and Cohesion European Funds and Project Management Professional (PMP). She holds a professional diploma in the area of management at the Open University- Codecs Romania and MBA at the Open University of Great Britain.
Octavian Aurel PĂUNESCU - Director of Exploration - Appraisal Department
Geology specialist with an experience gained in multinational and multicultural oil and gas companies, is enthusiastic, well organized and result-oriented.
He has been part of S.N.G.N. Romgaz team since 2019 when he started as geologist in the Exploration Contracts Department and afterwards he became head of department. Mr. Paunescu is currently Exploration Appraisal Director responsible for coordinating and monitoring the exploration activity, which represents the studies and operations carried out in order to identify, to quantitatively and qualitatively assess reservoirs and to establish the technical and economic conditions to capitalize such reserves.
Graduate of Bucharest University, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, and of master’s degree in Geology, he has numerous trainings, qualifications and certifications relevant in the oil and gas field. He has advanced knowledge of English language, team work and communication skills.
Ion FOIDAȘ - Director of Production Department
Appointed as Interim Director of Production Department in July 2021 to coordinate the hydrocarbon production activity, he has an experience of 32 years in Romgaz. During the last six years he held the position of Head of Production Management Office after holding the position of Head of Technical, Technologies Office during 2003 – 2015. Between 2001 – 2003 he held the position of Engineer within the Department for Restructuring and Privatization Management.
He has been part of Romgaz team since 1989 right after completing his higher education, when he was hired as a Drilling Engineer. He worked as an engineer within several departments of Romgaz: 1993-1998 – Engineer within the Production and Dispatch Office, 1998-2000 – Engineer within the Reservoir Engineering and Production Technology Laboratory, 2000-2001- Engineer within the Production Office, 2001-2003 – Engineer within the Department for Restructuring and Privatization Management.
Graduate of the Oil and Gas University, Ploiesti, he holds two Master’s Degrees in: Environmental Science and Petroleum Industry Management and a Doctorate Degree in Engineering Sciences in the field of Mines, Oil and Gas.
He has a vast professional experience in teaching, being a Lecturer within the Industrial Engineering and Management Department at “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu, Faculty of Engineering and has several qualifications, trainings and certifications relevant in the oil field.
Valentin Mircea SANDU - Director of Drilling Department
He held the position of Head of Drilling Technologies Office from 2012 until June 2021 when he was delegated with powers for Director of Drilling Department.
He has been part of Romgaz team since 2002 when he started as an engineer: within the Geological Resources Assessment Office between 2002 - 2007 and the Investments Office between 2007-2012.
He has a vast experience in teaching being an Associate Professor at “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu since 2005.
Graduate of Oil and Gas University, Ploiesti, he holds a diploma in advanced studies and a Doctorate Degree in the field of Mines, Oil and Gas.
Radu Costică MOLDOVAN - Director of Energy Marketing
Andrei BOBAR - Director of the Financial Department
Executive Director with extensive experience in economic fields, attained over more than 15 years by working in a variety of roles, including leading positions in companies within the energy sector. Significant knowledge of planning economic strategies and policies. Experience in financial audit in a BIG 4 company. Member of the ACCA, CECCAR and CAFR. Effective in planning and coordinating projects, developing and managing teams. Active member of management teams. Autonomous in decision-making and solution-oriented.
Leonte Marius VEZA - Director of Accounting Department
He has been part of Romgaz team since October 1992 when he began as certified public accountant within the Internal Management Control Department – Medias Gas Production Unit. In March 2000 he was appointed Head of Financial Management Control and in September 2003 he became Economic Director within SIRCOSS Branch.
In January 2008 he was appointed Director of the Economic Department of the company and during March 2012 – July 2012 he held the Financial Director position.
In August 2012 he was appointed Head of Treasury Office until October 2019. From November 2019 until December 2019 he was Director of the Economic Department.
Since January 2020 he has been Director of the Accounting Department.
Marius Rareș GRECU - Director of Human Resources
He joined Romgaz in 2009 and constantly evolved from Legal Adviser, Head of Office to QHSE Director and Human Resources Director.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu – ”Simion Barnutiu” Faculty of Law, Law specialization and has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law in the context of European Integration, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Romanian-German University in Sibiu.
Adrian BOIARCIUC - IT Director
He has been working at Romgaz since February 2019 as Director of IT Department.
He was Assistant Professor within the Data and Telephone Transmission Department during the last two years of studies at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, University Politehnica of Bucharest which he graduated in 2000. He was part of SN RADIOCOMUNICAȚII SA team, until July 2017 when he was appointed Manager of Computer Science for Business Management Department within CNTEE Transelectrica SA.
Leonard Ionuț LUPĂ - Procurement Director
Licensed in Finance and Banking, with an experience of more than 15 years, he held management positions in companies within the financial-banking field over the years.
Subsequently, we worked in the field of financial management control within CNTEE Transelectrica SA.
Beginning with February 2019 he was appointed Director of Procurement Department at Romgaz.
Viorel Claudiu CHERTES - Director of Regulation Department
As a Legal Counselor, he started to work in the field of natural gas in 1997, at E.ON Gaz Romania (Distrigaz Nord prior to privatization) where he successively held the Head of Legal Office and Legal Expert positions until 2013.
In August 2013 he joined Romgaz team as Adviser, later as Director of the Management Support Department and he is currently Director of the Regulation Department.
Francisc ANTAL - Director of Quality, Environment, Emergency Situation and Infrastructure Department
Gabriela MAREŞ - Director of Strategy, International Relations, European Funds Department
Constantin Ioan TOTAN - Branch Director
He graduated at Ploiesti Oil and Gas University, Faculty of Oil and Natural Gas Engineering, PhD in “Contributions on improving the consolidation of directed wellbore”.
Since March 2006 he has joined S.N.G.N. Romgaz SA team as head of reservoir measurements equipment at SIRCOSS Branch and since 2008 until 2020 he held the position of Head of Technical Office.
On February 2020, he was appointed as Interim Production Branch Director until August 2020 when he was appointed as Medias Branch Director.
Ladislau Adrian VERESS TUDORAN - Production Director
He has been part of Romgaz team since 1998, when he started as Head of Production Testing and Well Recompletion Unit. Between 2003 – 2005 he was a technologist engineer within the Production Testing and Special Well Operations Unit, and from 2005 until 2008 he worked as Deputy Head of Production Testing and Special Well Operations Unit. In 2008 he was appointed Branch Director, where he activated until 2013, when he was appointed as Head of Extraction Technologies and Reservoir Engineering Office, a position which he occupied until 2019, when he was appointed Exploration Chief Engineer. Since 2021 he has been working as Interim Production Director, Medias Branch.
He graduated Lucian Blaga University, promotion 1994 – 1998 and Technical university of Cluj, promotion 1998 – 2003.
Teodora Magdalena ACHIMEȚ - Economic Director
In 1998, she joined Romgaz’s team holding successively the following positions: accountant, economic referent and economist and currently she holds the position of Economic Director of Medias Production Branch.
Studied at “Transilvania Brasov” University, Faculty of Economics - Major: Tourism and Services, expert Accountant internship of Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania- Sibiu Subsidiary; Master degree in „Strategies and policies in company management and marketing– Business Administration” -Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Faculty of Economics of and a master degree in “Environmental Science” at Faculty of Environmental Science- Babes Bolyai Cluj Napoca University.
Mihai Ioan Man - Technical Director
After graduating from university in 1987, I start working at Romgaz as an engineer and afterwards I worked as team leader for the mechanical - energetic division, production director and currently I am the subsidiary technical director for the Production Branch in Medias.
Targu Mures Branch
Marius Tiberiu BACIU - Branch Director
After graduating Ploiesti Oil and Gas Institute in 1987, he started the activity of engineering in the natural gas extraction field holding the position of head of compressor station. Between 1993 and 2003 he worked for S.C. DISTRIGAZ NORD SA holding the position of head of Sector, exploitation director and afterwards working for E-ON GAZ ROMÂNIA S.A. as head of operational centre.
In 2008, he joined Romgaz’s team, Târgu Mures Branch working in the gas production field and coordinating gas distribution activities. Currently he holds the position of Branch Director.
Mihaela BOSCA - Economic Director
In 1996, she joined Romgaz’s team as economist of Financial Office. In 1999, she was appointed as head of Financial Office until January 2020 when she was appointed as interim economic director. Since October 2020, he has held the position of head of Financial Office and on February 2021, she was appointed as Economic Director.
She studied at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca.
Grațian RUSU - Production Director
Since 1984, after graduating the Ploiesti Oil and Gas University, he joined Romgaz’s team, holding successively the following positions: drilling- extraction engineer, head of team/brigade, head of reservoir engineering and extraction technologies office, branch director, chief exploration engineer, branch director and currently he holds the position of Production Director of Mures Branch.
Claudiu ROIBAN - Tehnical Director
Since 2002, he joined S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. team, at Târgu Mures Branch, as an engineer at Design Office and afterwards as engineer at Procurement Office. Since December 2013, he was appointed as head of Gas Distribution and Supply Office and starting with November 2018 he was appointed as Branch Director responsible for the coordination and endorsement of the entire activity of the Branch.
He graduated the Technical University Cluj Napoca, Machines Construction Faculty in 2000 and he holds a Master in Gas Extraction and Sales at Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Engineering Faculty. He has many specializations and certifications relevant in the gas field.
Interventions Workover and Special Operations on Wells Branch
Dumitru Gheorghe ROTAR - Branch Director
After graduating the university, he joined Romgaz team. He started as an engineer at the production branch and continued as head of the reservoir-engineering department, marketing director, head of the production department, exploration-production division director, deputy general director at Romgaz Medias, at present he holds the position of director at Interventions, Workover and Special Operations on Well Branch.
Sorin GHEORGHIU - Technical Director
Since 1984, he has worked in the field of natural gas and followed all the professional stages. He started as a driller, engineer, team leader, deputy team leader, technical director, interim branch director and currently he holds the position of technical director of the Interventions, Workovers and Special Operations on Wells Branch (SIRCOSS).
Viorica BORDEU - Economic Director
In 1988, she joined Romgaz’s team as economist and continued as head of accounting office, deputy director of economic department, director of the accounting, and currently she holds the position of economic director of Medias Interventions, Workovers and Special Operations on Wells Branch.
Technological Transport and Maintenance Branch
Emil LUCACI - Branch Director
He has been working for 13 years at S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A. He has skills in vehicle fleet dispatching, maintenance, sales, auctions, collection tracking and debt recovery.
He is a graduate of Spiru Haret University of Bucharest, Faculty of Finance-Banking and of several courses and certifications relevant to his field of activity.
Cristian Alexandru ILINCA - Economic Director
He has been working at S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. since 1996, after graduating from higher education he was employed as economist until October 2003. Subsequently, he held the position of Head of Cost Control, Prices and Tariffs Office until May 2015, when he was appointed Economic Director of the Technological Transport and Maintenance Branch Tg. Mures. Starting with November 2019 he worked as Head of the Cost Control, Prices and Tariffs Office, and as of September 2022 he has been working as Economic Director of the Technological Transport and Maintenance Branch, Tg. Mures.
He is a graduate of the West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Finance-Banking-Accounting Specialization and a graduate of a Master in Business Administration at the V. Goldiș West University of Arad, Faculty of Economic Sciences.
He has obtained several specializations and certifications relevant to his field of activity.
Adrian Doru GROSU - Technical Director
The experience gained in the field of road vehicles was auspicious for coordinating the repair activity of S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A. vehicle fleet in the workshops located Mediaș, Târgu Mureș, Roman and Ploiești, as Chief Engineer Auto Service.
His activity in management positions from which he coordinated organizations, processes and teams lies in his ability to develop best practices of the activity in the technical field in terms of principles, strategies, coordination of activities with focus on process modelling and achievement of planned objectives.
He is a graduate of Transylvania University of Brasov, major in Road Vehicles and a master's degree in Mechanics, Vehicles and Environment.
He holds a certificate of graduation as HEAD OF BUSINESS from Jaguar Land Rover UK course (2018 - 2020) held in London, Bucharest and Birmingham (UK).
Iernut Power Plant Branch
Bela Atila BALAZS - Branch Director
Bachelor’s degree, the Institute of Mining, Petrosani and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering; in 2009 he joined Romgaz team as Head of Maintenance Office – SIRCOSS (Well Workover, Recompletions and Special Well Operations Branch). In 2011 he was appointed Head of Emergency Situations Office.
In 2012 he held the position of Director of Energy Management Department, and after that Head of Electricity Development and Regulation; from 2013 until 2019 he held the position of Director of Energy Management Department.
Since 2019 and until now he has been Director of Electric Power Plant Iernut, and since 2017 he has been the Project Manager for the construction of the combined cycle power plant in Iernut.
Angela BIRCEA - Technical Director
She started her activity as an engineer in the energy field in 1989, within the Enterprise for Constructions “Cris-Somes”. Between 1990 – 2013 she worked within Iernut Power Plant Branch, where she was, in turn, an engineer, ISCIR responsible, head of office LUR – ISCIR and head of maintenance, thermal-mechanical repairs station.
She coordinated the entire activity within SPEE Iernut. She is currently interim technical director of SPEE Iernut.
Maria Aurica OPREA - Director of Commercial – Marketing Department
In 1990 she started her activity in the energy field at F.E. Mures - U.E. Fantanele. Between 1994 - 2003, she worked at Centrala Termoelectrica Iernut as an engineer responsible for ensuring quality and as commercial deputy director. Subsequently, she held the positions of director of commercial-marketing department, financial-marketing director and commercial-marketing deputy director at Societatea Comerciala Termoserv Mures S.A. In 2009 she joined ELCEN SA as head of marketing office and commercial-marketing deputy director.
She is currently commercial-marketing director of Iernut Power Plant Romgaz Branch.
Sorin Olimpiu HATAGAN - Economic Director
Bachelor’s degree, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Accounting and Management Information Systems specialization; he joined Romgaz team in February 2013, when he started as head of accounting office, after an experience of 13 years at ELCEN – Bucharest, Medias Branch.
In October 2020 he was appointed Branch Economic Director.
Drobeta Turnu - Severin Branch
Depogaz Ploiesti Subsidiary
Vasile CÂRSTEA - Subsidiary Director
After graduating from the Natural Gas and Petroleum School in Ploiesti, in 1984, he started his activity within Romgaz, at the beginning as probationary engineer, then, as deputy team leader, team leader, production director, director of Romgaz Underground Storage Branch in Ploiesti and he is currently Subsidiary Director and member of Depogaz Board of Directors.
Sanda Mădălina MOISE - Quality, OSH & Environmental Manager
She graduated Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, specialization Engineering, and since 1992 she is part of S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. team, Underground Storage of Natural Gas Depogaz Subsidiary Ploiesti as an engineer. In 2001 she was appointed Head of Contracting Office coordinating the entire activity related to public procurement of Ploiesti Subsidiary and in 2018 she was appointed Head of Procurement Office within Depogaz Subsidiary Ploesti. Between October 2020 and April 2021 she held the position of Public Procurement Expert, and currently she has been appointed Director of Quality, OSH & Environment.
Between April 2019 and September 2020, she held the position of President of the Commission for the Implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy – Underground Storage of Natural Gas Depogaz Subsidiary and since 2009 until 2012 she held the position of adviser for Ploiesti City Hall.
She holds many specializations and certifications relevant in the gas field.
Valentin - Lucian ALUPEI - Director of Storage Department
Specialized engineer in Well Drilling and Exploration of Oil and Gas Reservoirs at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Faculty of Well Drilling and Reservoirs Exploration; he graduated advanced post-university studies within the same university; he joined Romgaz team in 2001, as a design engineer within the Technological Installations Design Office. In May 2007 he was appointed engineer within Gas Quality Office, until May 2012, when he was appointed Head of Office.
In April 2017, he became Head of Dispatching – Storage Office, until January 2021 when he was appointed Director of Storage Department.
Victor - Cristian GÎRLICEL - Technical Director
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Faculty of Well Drilling and Exploitation of Oil and Gas Reservoirs and subsequently Master’s degree in Management of Petroleum Industry.
Member of Romgaz team since 1991, he became Head of Development and Supervising Office in 1997 and in 2005 Head of Reservoir Engineering Office.
As Project Manager he coordinated several projects for the development of natural gas storage capacity, some of which being included in the list of Projects of Common Interest at European level.
As of January 2021, he holds the position as Technical Director.
Viorica Mariana IONESCU - Economic Director
She joined Romgaz team in 2020, holding successively the position of economist, Head of Trading Office, Economic Director of Gas Storage Branch of Ploiesti, and currently she is holding the position of Economic Director of Filiala de Înmagazinare gaze naturale Depogaz Ploiești SRL.
Paul GALEA - Commercial Director
Bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Law, Legal Science Specialization – Ecological University of Ploiesti; Master’s degree in Public Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest and Master’s degree at Petroleum and Gas Institute, Bucharest.
He joined Romgaz team in November 2016, as legal advisor, after acquiring experience as officer within the Ministry of Administration and Interior and as a probationary bailiff.
As of November 2017, he has been a commercial director.