Robert Ghelasi

Robert Ghelasi
Managing Partner
Updated: Tue 15 May 2018

I have over 24 years of corporate and investment banking experience working with important local and international banks active on the Romanian market: Romanian Bank for Foreign Trade, Emporiki Bank, BRD-Group Societe Generale, Alpha Bank Romania, Capital Partners and EFK. 

My banking expertize spans multiple industries, such as: power, oil and gas, carbon trading, waste management, telecom, automotive, leasing, real estate, hotel; however my base expertise recommends me as energy financing specialist since my role in Alpha Bank Romania has been indissolubly related to the creation, development and management of the energy business for 9 years (2002-2010), being an active part in elevating the bank from 10th place in year 2000 to an honorable 4th in the Romanian Banking system at the end of 2007. Moreover, the energy business has proved to be the most profitable and liquid segment of the Bank, especially considering that it generated zero NPLs during the current economic recession.

In 23 years of banking experience I have closed lending transactions in excess of EUR 1 billion, out of which app. EUR 0.6 billion being energy deals closed in Alpha Bank Romania, the most representative being the amortized medium term loan of USD 190 million dollars offered to Electrocentrale Bucuresti in 2007. The Alpha Bank offer was chosen following competitive procedures from bids presented by 7 of the largest banks in Romania, which presented individual or associated bids. This deal was the largest financing granted ever by Alpha Bank Romania and a milestone in strengthening the eligibility of the Bank to acquire further big energy tenders and promoted the Bank to being granted the BBW prize of “Corporate Bank of the Year” in 2007 and the most active bank in the corporate segment, awarded by Finmedia in 2008.

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