Mihaela Kelemen is Professor of Management Studies, at the School of Economic and Management Studies, Keele University, UK. Her current research focuses on community leadership, innovation and volunteering. She was awarded an AHRC Connecting Communities grant to explore the role of volunteering processes in the construction of personal communities. She has substantial expertise on methodological issues, having published two books on the topic (Routledge 2008; Sage 2008) and numerous articles on pragmatist theory, morality and reflexivity in research. Her work takes a multi-disciplinary approach which holds the view that communities of practice are central to processes of knowledge production and consumption. Her current AHRC explores the place of volunteering in the formation of personal communities and is underpinned by a pragmatist methodology in which day to day experience is the starting point of theorising. She will bring her expertise and experience on pragmatism theory to support methodological development and community engagement activities.
Wishing to contribute to the sustainable development of Romania by investing in its most valuable resource, the youth, EFEY develops programs centered on five main priority areas: Education and Skills, Community Involvement, Human Rights, Environment, Arts and Culture.
Andreea Moraru is a Senior Banker with 12 years of experience in the financial institutions sector (commercial banks, leasing, insurance, consumer finance, and specialised companies), with projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS. A graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (BA in Business Administration), Andreea joined EBRD on the high potential Graduate Programme in January 2001 and since then she has been involved in assessing, leading, structuring, negotiating and implementing a wide range of debt and equity projects. Prior to the EBRD, she was involved in capital markets activities within the Ministry of Finance of Romania. Andreea has an Executive MBA from Cass Business School London. Andreea is a Romanian and British national, fluent in Romanian and English.
Elena Badea is the Marketing Coordinator of Ernst & Young practice in Romania. For the past 13 years, Elena has coordinated the Business Development, Marketing and Communication function of the practice, being involved in all the main areas of focus including: corporate and operational initiatives, priority accounts management, support to pursuits, CRM deployment, credentials, knowledge management, e-channel initiatives. In her years with the company, Elena has been part of some regional initiatives as well including deployment of the various tools and IT enablement systems (e.g. CRM, other databases and repositories, knowledge management tools). Regarding knowledge management and e-channel, Elena is experienced in a wide range of research projects, including analyses of the market environment in emerging countries and company and industry research projects. She has been also involved in content management of EY Romania’s section on ey.com as well as EY Online. She has delivered numerous trainings to the local EY personnel of all levels on marketing-related various topics such as: priority accounts reporting process, knowledge management, CRM, visual identity guidelines, communication skills, etc.
Prior to her joining EY, Elena worked in international relations, international trading, project management, and PR. Elena holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. She is fluent in English, French and Romanian, speaks German and a little Spanish. Elena is a frequent speaker at various business functions and conference. She is passionate about social media and teaches strategic marketing at the Emanuel University, including at the Master Class level.