Mr Martin Eichtinger is Ambassador Designate of Austria to Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Before taking up this position, Mr Eichtinger was secretary general of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, and also worked as Chief of Staff at the Cabinet of the Federal Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labour. His professional background also includes work as director of International Relations at the Federation of Austrian Industry and as Chief of Staff of Dr. Maria Schaumayer, Special Representative of the Austrian Federal Government for the Settlement of Slave and Forced Labour Related Issues in the Federal Chancellery. A Doctor from the University of Graz in Austria, Mr Eichtinger also has a diploma in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University; Bologna Center, Italy and attended the Institut d’études politiques in Paris. The new Ambassador is married with two children and speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Mrs Carmen Tanasie, previously marketing manager for Ozone Laboratories, has been appointed CEO of Omnicom Media Group in Romania. Having worked for four years at Wella Romania as marketing manager, she moved to head the marketing for Coty Lancaster and then Beiersdorf Romania. In 2002 she was promoted to senior product group manager and media analysis project manager for the whole of the CEE region. In 2004 she took on the job of International Senior Brand Manager for Nivea Sun.
Mr Maurizio De Dominicis, 53, is the new general manager of Ericsson Telecommunications Romania. Previous to this position, he was president of Ericsson TTI Turkey, Key Account Manager for Spanish mobile telecom operator Amena as well as Global Account Manager at Telecom Italia Mobile.
Mr Javed Khattak has been appointed first secretary of the Embassy of Pakistan, replacing Mr Arshad Jan Pathan.
Mr Bart Maas has been appointed managing director of British American Tobacco Romania.
Spanish-based GED Real Estate investment fund has started operations in Romania, with Mr Marcelo Canellas as managing director and Mr Rafael Trebolle as deputy managing director.