Sergiu Manea is, since October 2015, the President of Banca Comerciala Romana, Romania’s leading financial group, and the first Romanian CEO appointed by the majority shareholder, following privatization of the bank with Austrian based Erste Group in 2006.
Until his appointment at the helm of BCR, Sergiu Manea was Executive Vice-president of Corporates & Markets in BCR the areas of corporate & commercial banking, investment banking, capital markets, transaction banking & trade finance, public & infrastructure finance. He also sponsored BCR’s involvement with financial education, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship projects.
Sergiu Manea returned to Romania in 2012, following a career span of more than fifteen years as an investment and commercial banking executive in the innovative, dynamic global markets realm. Before his current appointment, he held a Managing Partner position at Ithuba Capital, a private investment advisory firm based in Vienna, Austria. Between 2005 to 2010, he acted as Managing Director, Head of EEMEA Markets, Unicredit Markets & Investment Banking at Bank Austria Creditanstalt. Previously, starting with 2000 he had filled various roles in Financial Markets area in ABN AMRO Bucharest and London. Sergiu had started his career with various assignments within several leading financial institutions such as ING Bank, Citibank Romania and Bank Austria Creditanstalt in Bucharest, Romania.
Sergiu Manea graduated in 1995 from Academy of Economic Sciences from Bucharest, later on to receive his title of Master in Science of Finance at DOFIN in Bucharest.