Enel Romania has appointed Valeriu Binig as Director of the Regulatory and Antitrust Department, while Claudia Brânduş, who previously coordinated regulatory activities, joined the European Affairs Department of the Enel Group in Brussels.
Valeriu Binig is one of the most important experts on the local energy market in Romania, having more than 32 years of professional experience in the energy sector, during which he held different positions, from technical and academic ones to consultancy in mergers and acquisitions or attracting funding. He has worked as an engineer responsible for the electricity production, designer, researcher, lecturer, Phare program coordinator, program coordinator within the European Commission Delegation, top manager in utilities companies, administrator and consultant for the energy sector for companies dealing in financial consultancy and investment banking.
As Director of the Regulation and Antitrust Department of Enel Romania, Valeriu Binig will coordinate a team characterized by diversity and high abilities, whose main objective is to define, represent and promote the company’s position on regulatory issues and legislative provisions on competition . He will also be responsible for identifying regulatory trends in order to assess the economic and financial impact of regulations on local business lines as well as addressing regulatory and antitrust issues and relevant stakeholder relations, ensuring and monitoring the compliance of local business lines and defining optimal local strategy.
Prior to joining Enel Romania, Valeriu Binig held senior management positions in consulting companies such as EY Romania or Deloitte Romania, and had active roles in the transformation process of the local energy market, occupying managerial positions in energy distribution and production companies, before the separation of supply and distribution activities in the Romanian energy sector.
He was co-chairman of the Amcham Romania Energy and Environment Committee (2013-2017), member of the Board of Directors of AmCham Romania (2013-2014); President of the Coalition for Development of Romania’s energy (2015, 2017) and partner in the development of the national energy strategy – quantitative modeling (2016). He is currently part of the Energy Policy Group Advisory Council.
Binig graduated from the Faculty of Energy Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He has a doctoral degree in the reliability of energy systems, after attending the Doctoral School at Compiegne University of Technology for 2 years.
At the same time, Claudia Brânduş joins the European Business Unit of Enel Group in Brussels to promote the position, strategy and priorities of the company at European Union level for the countries where Enel is present, except Italy and the Iberian region.
Thus, Claudia Brânduş will be responsible for institutional relations with decision makers in European institutions, as well as for monitoring and analyzing European policies such as energy policy, climate change and environmental policy, research and innovation, competition policy: antitrust, state aid and mergers.