Managing Director, Globalworth Romania
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Over 40 years of experience in financial services, business services, outsourcing & technology
Marian V. Popa, a recognized senior corporate operational leader, is the Managing Director of Globalworth for Romania, starting March 2021. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s activities in Romania, focusing on operational, administration and business development matters. Marian V. Popa brings a wealth of senior management experience focused on financial services, business services, outsourcing and technology sectors with multinationals such as Deutsche Bank, Endava, Fujitsu and Rank Xerox.
Before joining Globalworth, in his most recent role as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Global Technology Romania, between 2014 and 2021, he created one of the four strategical technology centers of Deutsche Bank worldwide managing over 1.000 people. Prior to his position at Deutsche Bank, Marian V. Popa was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of notable companies such as Endava CEE (over 7 years), Fujitsu/ICL (8 years) and Xerox Romania & Moldova (over 14 years). He founded the consulting company Transformative Coaching and several NGOs such as the Foundation for the Medieval Art Festival in Sighisoara, The American Chamber of Commerce, The British – Romanian Chamber of Commerce, AOAR, Transparency International Romania and many others. Globalworth’s Managing Director in Romania holds a degree in Economics and Foreign Trade Relations (Romania) and three diplomas in Executive Management Education (UK, Belgium, and France).
“Romania is a market that is emerging as winner from this crisis, an obvious choice for multinationals looking not only to reduced costs, but also to find human capital. It will witness substantial growth and FDI into 2022 and onwards, which automatically translates into growth for the property segment.
2021 in the real estate market will be marked by PropTech solutions and Customer Care. People are still being cautious now, but surely and safely people will be coming back to the office over the coming period, and technology is one of our many allies in making this transition back to work run smoothly.”
The developer is bringing the future closer in the Romanian office market with Globalworth Square, the most technologically advanced building in their portfolio – as an example, Globalworth Square benefits from touchless access into the building, a simple yet key aspect. “And last but not least, tech is closely interwoven with sustainability by helping us build more energy efficient buildings, from lower emissions to car charging stations; at Globalworth Square we are producing our own energy through rooftop PV panels”, Marian V. Popa ads.
Globalworth`s real estate portfolio has a combined value of €3.0 billion and is managed by an internal team of over 200 professionals mainly located in Poland and Romania. In Poland the company is present in Warsaw and 5 other major regional cities, while in Romania the properties are located in Bucharest and 5 other regional hubs.