Board of Directors
An experienced and respected entrepreneur in the local and international business environment, Teofil Mureșan is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, class of 1989, from the Technical University of Cluj Napoca. Within the same University, he also obtained his doctorate in electrical engineering and worked for 8 years as an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. Continuous collaborator of UTCN, he participated in various joint projects, including obtaining a joint UTCN – Electrogrup Patent, a partnership in establishing in Cluj-Napoca the first Executive MBA program in Romania with British curriculum, together with Hull University in United Kingdom. Mr. Muresan is also a member of various scientific committees.
At the same time, he has constantly invested in his own education, so that, in addition to his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UTCN, Teofil holds a master’s degree in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and is a graduate of the renowned OPM program at Harvard Business School.
In addition to the management role within the E-INFRA Group, Teofil Mureșan is a member in Boards of Directors of several companies and non-profit organizations. Also, his belief that education is a catalyst for change has led him to become actively involved in many educational initiatives.
In parallel with his academic activity, Teofil began his career as an engineer at the Local Energy Dispatcher in Cluj, and soon became a Dispatcher within the National Energy Dispatcher.
1997 is the year in which he took the step towards entrepreneurship by founding the first company in the E-INFRA Infrastructure Group: Electrogrup, through which he initially offered large mobile telephony companies in Romania services in energy infrastructure and telecom.
Teofil Mureșan played an essential role in the development of Electrogrup from the position of founder and then CEO for 18 years, the company expanding its services portfolio at an alert and continuous pace, becoming one of the most important builders of energy infrastructure, telecommunications and civil engineering in Romania. Since 2013, after consolidating its position in the Romanian market, Teofil has taken the Electrogrup business abroad, carrying out important construction and telecom infrastructure projects in several European countries, such as Germany, Poland, Belgium or the Netherlands.
Visionary, Teofil Mureșan understood that there are important synergies between the telecom, energy and civil engineering industries, so in 2007 he took the following steps in consolidating the E-INFRA Group: he founded the company Direct One, which today has the largest neutral long-distance national fiber optics network and adds Nova Power & Gas, a supplier and distributor of electricity and natural gas, to the Group’s portfolio. At the same time, in 2010, together with a German partner, he founded WESEE, with activity in the wind energy infrastructure sector, and in 2017 he acquired Netcity, the company that develops and operates through a strategic partnership with the City Hall, the entire metropolitan fiber optic infrastructure in Bucharest.
Currently, E-INFRA Group, founded and led by Teofil Mureșan as Chairman and CEO, has over 800 employees and generates an annual turnover of over 190 million euros.
Previously to his position in the Board, Marian coordinated the group’s telecom activities. He was previously the Chairman & CEO of Direct One from August 2008 until July 2017, where he supervised the transition of the fiber optic network owned by Electrogrup into a full-blown commercial enterprise, increasing the number of contracts for lit services and dark-fiber. In addition, he supervised the launch of the first content delivery network, with online multi-screen and multi-platform capabilities on Direct One’s backbone network.
He is an experienced telecom professional with 21 years industry experience. Prior to Direct One, he was the Deputy CTO, Network Senior Director and member of the Executive Council and Strategic Review Committee of Vodafone Romania. During his 11 years with Vodafone’s local subsidiary, he was responsible for managing the company’s network infrastructure and services platforms, overseeing an annual budget of over €300m and coordinating more than 330 professionals. During this time, Marian also assisted Vodafone’s local acquisition of Connex and helped with the integration following the transaction.
Prior to Vodafone he worked for Ericsson Romania. Separately, from 2012 to 2013 he was the Chairman of the Board of Posta Romana, the state-owned postal services organization, the largest employer in the country, with over 30,000 employees.
Marian holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the Technical Military Academy and an Executive MBA from Asebuss / Kennesaw University.
Simion is a founding member of the Group and oversees the civil infrastructure projects. He joined his brother, Teofil, in 1997 and has been supporting the development and growth of the Group in various capacities from the Electrogrup offices in Cluj. In the past 10 years Simion had an essential contribution in the Group’s international expansion, with activities in Poland, Russia, Germany and United Kingdom.
Romulus Buhăescu joined the WESEE team in 2022. He has over 13 years of experience in the wind energy sector gained nationally and internationally in countries such as Poland, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Croatia and Ukraine. He has wide commercial expertise in negotiating and executing Wind O&M contracts and a technical background in wind turbine generators
Adrian Racasan joined Netcity in 2012 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Netcity since 2016, after previously holding the positions of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Adrian Racasan has over 15 years of experience in the IT&C industry, including over 10 years in management positions within well-known industry players such as UPC Romania or Astral Telecom. He holds an Engineering degree in Computers and Systems and an MBA degree from BBS/CNAM Paris.
With over 15 years of experience in the local and European telecom market, both in the technical and regulatory spheres, Gianina Pelea has a deep understanding of the telecommunications sector.
Prior to joining the E-INFRA Group, Gianina was part of the management of the consulting division of KPMG Romania, a position from which she successfully completed a number of important projects. Previously, she held significant positions in key industry institutions such as BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) and ANCOM (National Agency for Administration and Regulation in Communications).
Gianina joined the Group in early 2019 as CCO at Direct One and Netcity. Since February 2020, Gianina has been appointed CEO of Direct One.
Samar has over 15 years of professional experience in the banking and telecommunications sector, with a focus on marketing and project management. Prior to joining the E-INFRA group, she was part of the Orange Romania team and previously Alpha Bank Romania, where she successfully coordinated a series of strategic projects.
Samar joined the Group in early 2021 and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Nova Power & Gas.
Raluca Ceascai is a professional with a rich experience in the industry and a close knowledge of our companies. She joined the Electrogrup team 15 years ago, in 2006, and over time has held various management positions, as Chief Financial Officer at Electrogrup and Chief Financial Officer of the E-INFRA group. Her expertise covers financial operations, both nationally and internationally.
Starting with September 2021, Raluca has hold the position of Deputy CEO of Electrogrup and in March 2022 she became CEO of the company.
Raluca is also a EMBA graduate of the Hull University in UK.
With a master’s degree in Management and Finance at London Business School, Andrei is the newest member of the management team of E-INFRA Group. In recent years, he has facilitated the Group’s connection with the British business environment, promoting E-INFRA through innovative marketing strategies. Andrei currently holds the position of Deputy CEO of Nova Power & Gas.
After previously leading WESEE for 3 years as CEO, Teodor is now Deputy CEO of Electrogrup. Holding various general management, operational and commercial positions, Teodor was the Commercial Director of Electrogrup for 1 year prior to joining WESEE. Earlier, he worked over 10 years overseas and in Romanian Oil & Gas Industry, his latest assignment being for Area Manager Eastern Europe for Downhole Division of National Oilwell Varco company. He also holds an executive MBA Degree from University of Hull, UK.
With 20 years of international experience, Nicole is an experienced manager both in finance and human resources.
Nicole began her career working in strategy and business development at a regional hospital and medical center in Washington, USA.
Following that experience, Nicole earned her MBA from Cornell University where she received a full scholarship as a Park Leadership Fellow. Upon graduation, Nicole worked several years as an investment banker in the Barclays Global Power and Utilities team in New York, enhancing her knowledge of capital markets and working as part of a team advising companies on financing and strategic opportunities. Later, Nicole joined the New York-based Barclays Global HR team, where as a Vice President she was responsible for implementing strategic projects in coordination between the company’s divisions and business regions.
Nicole is focused on finding and attracting the right talent to support E-INFRA’s implementation of significant infrastructure projects and future growth. Her experience is highly valued in bringing an international perspective to the group’s organizational culture.
Adina Calfa is one of the most influential Legal Managers in Romania and an internationally recognized professional in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist 2017, featuring the most renowned General Counsels in Central and Eastern Europe. With over 16 years of experience and proven ability to develop and coordinate legal activities in well-known companies such as UPC, RMCG – Gabriel Resources or CMS Cameron McKenna, Adina has a strong understanding and expertise in strategic projects, operational integration and regulatory in telecomunications, energy and natural resources.