Senior Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
Lecturer of Finance
Lecturer of Finance
Course: Finance, Financial Intelligence, Accounting for Managers
Highlights: Rated excellent in teaching methodology by an independent trained assessor for ISO 9000 certification.
M.Com (Finance) (Merit), Sydney, Australia; B.Business (Upper class honors), Singapore, CFA
Joy Chan possesses vast experience lecturing and developing undergraduate and graduate courses on Corporate Science, Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Valuation in western universities all over the world. Joy has been consistently been rated excellent in teaching methodology by students and peers, and more recently, by an independent trained assessor for ISO 9000 certification.
In addition, Joy also conducts executive education training, is an in-house trainer on Corporate Restructuring and Valuation, and Project Financing courses at prominent Austrian Banks, and supervises graduate and undergraduate thesis in corporate finance and risk management.
Prior to lecturing, Joy held positions in the administration of Singapore, at first as a tax officer and then as Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She has worked and travelled all through the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in an effort to spearhead various economic and financial initiatives that assist Singapore companies to place a foothold in the emerging markets of the world.
Radu AtanasiuSenior Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
Thinking in Business
Course: Thinking and Deciding in Business, Contemporary Issues Research, Researching Business & Innovation
Highlights: Teacher of the first massive online open course made in Eastern Europe, Critical Thinking – Reason and Fair Play in Communication (2014-2015)
Radu Atanasiu is the BISM Adjunct Lecturer of Critical Thinking. He teaches for the Executive MBA, the Fast Track Management Program, and the Entrepreneurship Academy. Radu has also taught in Maastricht for the MBA and MM programs of BISM.
Radu has taught the first massive online open course made in Eastern Europe, Critical Thinking – Reason and Fair Play in Communication (2014-2015), and had an international audience of tens of thousands of students. His new online course, Critical Thinking for Business, produced in cooperation with BISM, is hosted on the German platform iversity and can be accessed here.
Radu graduated as MBA from CEU Business School. His interest in decision making has led him to pursue a PhD in Business at ABRI/VU Amsterdam on the topic of managerial heuristics.
Radu Atanasiu has had several career paths and brought to fruition projects in diverse industries. He currently manages his real estate businesses and is actively involved as angel investor in some promising start-ups like 2Performant, SmartDreamers, and Evertoys, while also holding Critical Thinking workshops for companies.
Istvan KocsoladeSenior Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
Head of Applied Intelligence – Romania
Course: Boardroom Executive Simulation – CESIM Global Challenge, Project Management
Highlights: Consultant in energy, utilities and FMCG projects
Istvan Kocsolade is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies and for the past 15 years has pursued a career in technology and management consulting. He has lead or been part of numerous consulting projects in energy, utilities and FMCG industries both in Romania and throughout Europe. He is currently leading the Energy and Utilities practice of Accenture Romania.
After graduating with distinction the Executive MBA program of the Central European University, in 2010, Istvan has developed a passion for business simulations and its application in various education programs. He has tested several strategy simulations and is continuously searching for innovative applications of simulations in graduate education.
Laura IpacsSenior Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
Lecturer of Accounting
Course: Accounting for Managers, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting
Highlights: Certified accountant (ACCA) since 1994
Laura Ipacs, MBA, FCCA has qualified as a certified accountant (ACCA) in 1994 and is now a Fellow of the Association. She started her career with Coopers & Lybrand, in Corporate Finance Services, spending three years there. She then moved on to finance director positions with multinational enterprises like DuPont and Hasbro in Hungary, also spending six years in management.
She has been with the CEU Business School for six years for post-and undergraduate programmes and executive education. Also, she has lectured and provided consultancy to practicing finance professionals in the Central European region. She specializes in accounting and finance technical training and consultancy to practitioners, both in industry and public practice, and ACCA (Certified accountancy) exam training, covering a wide range of exams throughout the syllabus.
She was a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board of the International Federation of Accountants, representing the ACCA between 2006 and 2007 and has been representative since 2003 for Central Europe on the International Assembly of the ACCA.
Khaled M.A. Wahba
Khaled M.A. Wahba
Adjunct Professor of Management
Course: Decision Making Tools, Research Methods, Computational Analytics, Business Analytics
Highlights: Supervised over 400 theses and dissertations
Khaled Wahba is an adjunct Associate Professor at a number of universities, business and technical schools located in various countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, Romania, Peru, Colombia, Suriname, Kuwait and Egypt.
With more than 20 years of teaching experience in the academic field, Khaled has dedicated his career as a freelance trainer and instructor with a focus on Data Analysis, Decision Making, Quantitative Research Methods, Digital Transformation, Creative Thinking, Systems Thinking and System Dynamics.
Khaled completed his BSc and MSc at Cairo University, Biomedical Engineering, Egypt in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He received his PhD from Aachen University of Technology in Germany, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
In addition to over 95 academic and business publications, Khaled co-authored a book in 2007 titled “How to Write Your MBA Thesis”. Furthermore, he supervised over 400 theses and dissertations in biomedical engineering, and business. For over 6 years Khaled served as the Director of a regional education and training institution (RITI), in Egypt. Afterwards, Khaled served as the CEO of an IT startup company operating in Egypt and the UAE for 4 years.
Highlights: Marketing & Brand Transformation Professional
Mihai Bonca is a Senior Consultant at Brand Architects, a company specialized on Marketing Strategy and Brand Transformation, and Director Eastern Europe and Demand Generation Practice at Oxford Acuity.
Mihai has an extensive experience involving brand repositioning and renovations. The local and international brands lead by Mihai repeatedly achieved market leadership, while he received more than 25 industry awards for marketing contributions.
He consulted for various multinational organizations, redefining their marketing approach. While he worked with the boards and CEOs in defining strategies, he collaborated with the organizational teams on flawless and timebound execution. His expertise as a consultant ranges from traditional FMCG to B2B, Retail and e-Commerce.
Preceding his consultant career, Mihai was the Group Marketing Director for eMAG, the leading e-commerce company in South-Eastern and Central Europe, owned by Naspers, one of the largest technological investors in the world, with stakes in companies like Tencent, Pay U and Udemy.
Course: International Financial Accounting, Intro to Accounting
Highlights: Specialist in accounting and finance technical training for BPO/audit industry and ACCA (Certified accountancy) exam training
Anamaria Chirita, FCCA, PMP has qualified as a certified accountant (ACCA) and Project Management Professional (PMI). She has extended international experience in transformation projects, mainly for finance and accounting departments of large corporations, with a focus on outsourcing activities, process streamlining and IT system implementation.
She is currently a management consultant and leads IT implementation projects in different industries and is a finance education enthusiast.
She specializes in accounting and finance technical training for BPO/audit industry and ACCA (Certified accountancy) exam training. She is involved in both preparing customized training materials based on customer needs and delivering training.
Course: Economics for Managers, Financial & Management Accounting
Highlights: Served for five years as a non-profit finance director before returning to academia
Dr. Johnson teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in economics, finance, mathematics in the U.S. and Europe. His research interests have focused on development economics, specifically microlending and poverty alleviation efforts. In the classroom, Dr. Johnson enjoys using a variety of technologies, and is interested in various teaching strategies and alternative education initiatives.
Dr. Johnson earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics at the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in Finance at the University of Nebraska. He also is a CFA charterholder, and served for five years as a non-profit finance director before returning to academia. He participated in a government educational research project and development of online educational tools in recent years.
Funds & Portfolios Manager
Qatar National Bank SA
Course: Financial Markets
Highlights: 16 years of experience in investments
Mr. Bilaus’s expertise is investment analysis and portfolio management (asset allocation, securities selection, and trading) for listed equities, bonds and alternative investments. He has been managing funds and portfolios or Qatar National Bank since 2013 and his 16 years of experience in investments include a Chief Investment Officer position for Raiffeisen Asset Management Romania. He has an MBA from Central European University and a finance certificate from Georgetown University & University of Wisconsin, and he also holds the CAIA & FRM certifications.
Chapter 4 Romania
Course: Digital PR
Highlights: Managing director of a communications agency
+ 15 years of practice in communication strategy and public relations consultancy, as well as corporate and brand communication and employer branding for clients from various industries
+ 8 years of intrapreneurship, while growing a team of talented specialists and developing a business from startup to SME.
– Communication: reputation builder, marketing communication strategist, corporate and brand PR consultant, crisis communication manager, media relations and events // media trainings, executive branding.
– Business development: service business growth consultancy and mentorship for startup development.
Schoolvision / Team Academy International
Course: Managing Cultural Diversity, Personal Development Portfolio (PDP), International Business & Management
Highlights: Developed and ran a new Bachelor program at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
After High School, Peer followed his academic education in the military.
After serving there for about 5 years, he left the Royal Dutch Army and started working at Dutch Immigration.
There, once more, he was confronted with his entrepreneurial mindset.
Since 2001, he is an entrepreneur with a focus on education. For many years he has combined entrepreneurship with working on projects in the public sector and private sector.
He recently moved to Bucharest for yet another exciting project related to entrepreneurship and education.
Course: Digital Transformation, Strategy and Planning, Digital Business Strategy
Highlights: Co-founder of uberVU, sold to Hootsuite in 2014
Co-founder of uberVU in 2009. It was among the first all-in-one social media services in the world and its ability to highlight insights from billions of conversations happening on many social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, blogs etc) made it the service of choice for thousands of customers all over the world. The company was acquired by Hootsuite in 2014, and he is now the Director of Product, in charge of all Analytics products.
He is also an amateur chef and bedroom techno DJ. But first of all he is a multi-linguist of technology driven businesses. During his career he wore many hats (product manager, technology chief, marketing person) and led uberVU through various stages of growth: from the early days when the company was just an idea to international expansion. Forbes awarded his for his entire career placing me on their “30 under 30 list” … that was some time ago. “It’s better to set low expectations” they said. He likes to mentor early stage startups and you will find him among the speakers at a lot of the tech conferences.
Founder & CEO
Aggranda & Canopy
Course: Digital Marketing Principles
Highlights: Over 15 years of experience in management and online marketing
Over 15 years of experience in management and online marketing. Speaker at over 200
events in Europe and the USA, trained over 10,000 students in the Digital Garage
program organized by Google Romania, teacher at the master in online advertising from
Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) for the last 5 years.
Course: Theory and Practice in HRM
Highlights: Has 14+ years’ experience delivering transformation projects to over 50 clients ranging from large international companies to local entrepreneurs in industries like IT and engineering, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, utilities and retail.
Sandra Jitianu is a management consultant, trainer and performance coach with functional expertise in HR and change management. She holds an Executive MBA from CEU Business School. Sandra has 14+ years’ experience delivering transformation projects to over 50 clients ranging from large international companies to local companies and entrepreneurs in industries like IT and engineering, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, utilities and retail. She delivered consulting engagements and training in Romania, the Rep. of Moldova, Spain, Germany and Switzerland first as Principal with Ensight, the largest local consulting firm, and since 2017 under her own brand, Ideograf. Before becoming a consultant, Sandra served as the HR and Communications Manager for Siemens Business Services in Romania.
Apart from business consulting Sandra has been increasingly involved in teaching and coaching. For the past four years Sandra has been teaching public speaking and business writing at EA – The Entrepreneurship Academy in Bucharest. Starting 2019 she has been a coach and mentor for two international initiatives supporting women: Inspired Women Lead and Homeward Bound, the global leadership initiative for women with a background in STEMM. Sandra is the co-founder of iTeeneris and Mental Fitness Romania, where she teaches mental and emotional fitness based on the methodology developed by Stanford University lecturer Shirzad Chamine.
Sandra is a certified consultant for organizational development (Human Synergistics®) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).