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Meet the speakers of previous editions

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Global Head of Leadership Transformation

Gabriele Metz

Gabriele is a certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach with more than 25 years of work experience in various HR functions and industries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


In her role as Global Head of Leadership Transformation with Ericsson, she is leading the global evolution of Ericsson's culture. This CEO driven strategic initiative touches all 100,000 employees and leaders in the organization.  The success of this project has led Gabriele to being recognized as one of Ericsson's top 130 most impactful employees.


Gabriele lives by her purpose which is to “create happy places where people find their voice”.


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HR Director, Digital

Thomas Jeppesen

Thomas Jeppesen is an experienced people partner and HR leader with a love for everything digital and is a self-proclaimed “people geek”. Thomas will be sharing his experience from his time at Facebook and what he is doing right now at the LEGO Group.


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Board Advisor & HR Tech Expert

Anita Lettink

Anita Lettink brings insights and perspectives about the Future of Work to companies, investors, startups, and institutions worldwide. She challenges her audience to imagine what’s next for their workforce and helps them understand what they can do today to be ready for tomorrow. She is the founder of and an experienced global executive.


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Tony Strows

Head of Digital Learning Strategy & Transformation

As Head of Digital Learning Strategy & Transformation at Philips, my remit is to innovate Learning & Talent Development, evolving this function into a scalable, agile, digital, business system.


Prior to my role at Philips, I spent almost 20 years in consulting, affording me the opportunity to collaborate with a diversity of organizations and people. For almost 15 years I travelled extensively, sharing my experience in technology, business, and people development, helping global organizations develop critical capabilities. Like many others over this past year, I continue to explore the Future of Work.


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David Shontz

Global Head of Workforce Analytics


David is currently the Global Head of Workforce Analytics at Nokia and based in Munich. He has a long career in Human Resources, where he has held a variety of functional and strategic leadership roles in large international companies prior to Nokia such as Ford Motor Company, GE and Siemens.


He also has diverse cultural experience having held positions in the USA, Germany and Japan. David moved into this role about 4 years ago after a number of years in Strategic HR Business Partner roles and accepted the challenge to “bring analytics into HR” at Nokia.


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Jo Dodds

Strategy Director

After eighteen years in the 'corporate world' in senior level Retail HR in the UK with companies such as B&Q, Staples and First Choice, Jo Dodds started her own business in August 2005 publishing eight local community magazines in her area. She extended her offering by helping the small businesses to market online including specializing in social media marketing.


Jo’s focus now is back to her corporate roots, working with organizations to help them to understand and benefit from the opportunities now available to develop better communication, collaboration and engagement within their teams and with the wider business world.


She is a Strategy Director as well as leading on digital and social media with Engage for Success, the UK's national movement focused on employee engagement and  Associate HR Manager with a leading sustainability consultancy.



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Costin Tudor

CEO & Founder


Costin Tudor is the founder of, the largest employee community in Romania. He has over 13 years of experience in IT & Customer Satisfaction and has been an entrepreneur for 10 years, developing the Undelucram platform in 8 countries in the region. is the product through which he manages to contribute to the development of healthy and sustainable relationships between employees and employers. The online platform acts as a one-stop-shop for candidates who want to find out real-time information about the companies they want to work for.


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Aurel Meiroșu

Business Development Manager

Licensed in Managerial Informatics at Romanian American University in 2006. Business development Manager with 11 years’ experience in trust services market and promoter of digital transformation concepts and projects using electronic signature and electronic identification.


Along with his BD team has implemented e-Citizen projects within the Public Sector for citizen electronic interaction with public administration. On private sectors constantly contributes to increase the trust services adoption rate within the Romanian market either by being invited as speaker in order to share expertise and best practices or directly involved in projects subject to onboarding and lending processes in the financial sector or HR, supply chain, clients and contractors digitalization processes.


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Mihai Matei


With more than 20 years of experience in IT, Mihai Matei is the CEO of Essensys Software, President of ANIS and Vice-President of Concordia, two pf the most important business associations in Romania.


More than being in charge of a company and building a brand, for Mihai it's important to do things that last, things that change the status quo and have a real impact on people's lives. This stands not only for the way he sees business, but also for his vision of social responsibility. Mihai is unquestionably a giver. Completely deliberate and committed, he dedicates all his energy to others – his team, business partners, the community, and to countless civic causes he supports relentlessly.


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Mihai Găvan

Global Strategic Alliances Director

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Mihai has a tremendous amount of experience in the field of Human Resources, gaining in over 15 years of activity a comprehensive vision on technologies, strategies and good practices in this field. S


tarting from the most basic needs of the HR department, such as payroll or general management, to career planning or talent management, Mihai believes in adopting sound principles of Human Capital and integrating them into the organizational culture of any company. Mihai has a master’s degree in marketing and strategic management from the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest and joined TotalSoft in 2016, taking over the responsibility of leading the division of the most popular software in Romania dedicated to human capital management – Charisma HCM.


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Viorela Marcu



I have the honor of being one of the HR Hub Co-founders. In the past 7 years, I enjoyed creating learning experiences for the biggest HR community in Romania and getting closer to the start-up community, advising Founders on different topics.


During my over 9 years of working experience, I experimented with different HR areas like: Employer Branding, Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Recruitment and a bit of Learning. I am currently part of the UiPath Culture team, designing and driving culture programs with impact at a global level.


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Roxana Angheloiu



As one of the Co-Founders of HR Hub Roxana finds meaning in designing ways to connect the best ideas and products in HR with the Romanian HR community.


In her day to day job she finds joy in designing hiring strategies, understanding the candidates needs and finding the right opportunity for their careers, while delivering a great candidate experience. Roxana is an accredited coach and acts as an internal coach for Googlers across the world. In her spare time she enjoys reading so if you finished reading a good book, don’t hesitate to recommend it to her!


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Christine Kropf



I chose HR to be my career playground as I believe this profession can really make a difference. An organization cannot thrive in the absence of a strong people strategy. For me, HR Hub is the best vehicle to inspire other professionals in my field to see their role as it is - a strategic one, not a support function. I like to call myself an HR Shapeshifter, as over 10 years I tasted all HR areas from recruitment, to C&B & consulting. Currently I work as a Talent Strategist, a fancy name for a project manager with focus on organizational culture and employee experience covering behavioral change, performance culture, inclusion and wellbeing.


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Cosmin Pătlăgeanu



Published author, big fan of inbound marketing and long overdue rebrandings. Accomplished marketing professional with a strong focus on everything tech.


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Ana Ionașcu

Sales Executive Enterprise


Ana Ionașcu is Sales Executive Enterprise at Microsoft Romania, having an extensive business expertise with over 18 years of experience in telecommunications and IT industries. During her professional career at Microsoft, Ana played major roles in embarking customers on digital transformation journeys. Ana is also a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, impacting Microsoft organization by equipping and empowering the organization with a digital first culture.


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Corina Anghel

People Lead South-east Europe

Experienced HR professional with a demonstrated history of managing teams and designing & implementing successful strategies, in Organizational Design, L&D, but involved in all HR areas, from recruitment to engagement and change management projects, some at CE level, both from internal roles and as a consultant.


In her current role she is leading the people team in Avon to create meaningful employee experiences throughout the entire lifecycle of her colleagues in 5 countries, and also developing learning products in Rocketists – a slow business boutique focused on teaching people how to learn. Corina enjoys inspiring audiences and leading teams to their full individual and group potential and supporting companies in becoming truly learning organizations.


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Dragoș Gheban

Managing Partner


Co-founder of Catalyst Solutions, Dragoș has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources field, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing. During his career, he has worked with local and multinational companies from various industries: telecommunications and technology, FMCG, consulting, banking, engineering, retail and BPO. He has a deep understanding of business dynamics and challenges and has the capacity to design tailored solutions in order to meet the company’s employer branding and recruitment needs.


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