Management team

Marius Ștefan

Mr. Marius Ștefan is one of the current shareholders of the Company and participated in founding it in 2005; he is also a key decision-making factor in the Company’s management as he serves as CEO. He currently has an MBA in marketing from the University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s degree in management from SNSPA (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration) (2001); he also graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, majoring in International Transactions (1999). In 2013, he became a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is currently also a member of the European YPO Board. In 2015, he became a Board member of Teach for Romania, and in 2017, he became a member of the Entrepreneurship Academy Board and Vice-chair of the Romanian Business Leaders Board.

Dan-George Ștefan

Mr. Dan-George Ștefan is one of the current shareholders of the Company and became one of the Company’s shareholders in 2006; he is also a key decision-making factor in the Company’s management as he serves as Managing Partner. Mr. Dan-George Ștefan held the position of Purchasing Consultant with IAC, Paris, for 4 years. He graduated from the “International Business” master’s program of the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne and the “International Economics” master’s program of the University of Orleans, as well as from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, majoring in International Trade (2001). He is a member of YPO Romania and is part of the Advisory Board of Bittnet Systems (since 2012), the Advisory Board of CEO Clubs (since 2016) and the Board of Directors of Family Business Network Romania (since 2018). Since 2014, he has been a management professor at the Romanian-Canadian MBA of the Bucharest Business School.

Mihaela-Angela Irimia

Ms. Mihaela-Angela Irimia is the Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors and the current Managing Director of the Company. She joined the Company in 2006. She graduated from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in 2006, with a degree in Statistics and Economic Forecasts. She currently coordinates the Operations Department, managing car purchases, dealings with financiers, payment making and the HR Department.

Elena-Gianina Gherman

Ms. Elena-Gianina Gherman is one of the Company’s directors and Chief Financial Officer of the Group. She joined the Company since its establishment. She graduated from Petre Andrei University in 2005, with a degree in Finance - Accounting, and in 2011, she became a chartered accountant licensed by the Body of Chartered Accountants and Certified Accountants. Prior to joining the Company, she worked as Chief Financial Officer of multiple companies. She currently coordinates the Accounting Department and prepares the reports for the senior management.

Dan Iacob

Mr. Dan Iacob is one of the Company’s directors and joined the Company since its establishment, serving as Chief Operating Officer. He graduated from the University of Polytechnics in Bucharest in 1994, with a degree in Automation and Computers. After graduation, he worked as a consultant for a publishing house and later on he became the manager and owner of two companies engaged in the field of trade. He currently coordinates the operational work for the Company’s subsidiary and the companies in which the Company has minority shareholdings and, together with Dan Ștefan and Marius Ștefan, defines the strategic directions for the Company’s development.

None of the members of the Board of Directors or the Executive Team have been forbidden by a court to perform as a member of the Board of Directors or Supervisory Board of a company, in the last 5 years. There have been no cases of insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy or special administration of companies whose Boards of Directors or Supervisory Boards include one of the members of Autonom’s Board of Directors or Executive Team, in the last 5 years. There have been no disputes or administrative proceedings involving any of the members mentioned above with respect to their work with the Company, or proceedings regarding their ability to perform their duties with the Company, in the last 5 years.