About us

We have the honor and pleasure to welcome you on the official website of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan (CCIRom-Tkm) is a non-governmental organization of public utility, autonomous and apolitical, founded in 2009 to promote the economic cooperation between Romania, Turkmenistan and other countries from Central Asia region.

Our approach is to create an online platform to provide a constant flow of news, analysis and expertise to the well-informed audience which is interested in geopolitical and economic developments in Central Asia – a dynamic region with a natural, human and strategic resource potential, still untapped at the level of the Euro-Atlantic states.

This initiative comes in the context in which, in 2017, we celebrated a quarter of a century since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Romania, Turkmenistan and other Central Asian states.

The relations with the states from this region have been characterized by a broad political and economic dialogue in various areas of interest, as well as, by an intensification of economic, cultural and scientific ties.

In the age of mass communication, characterized by an unprecedented constant flow of information, supported by fast speed of propagation, the success of the mission assumed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan, to promote economic cooperation between Bucharest and Central Asian states in the context of the EU Strategy for Central Asia can only be achieved by generating connections and synergies between all public and private actors with an interest in this region.

In order to achieve this, it is necessary to create a network of experts, based on inter-and multidisciplinary knowledge and dialogue.

At the same time, we show our full openness to cooperate with organizations, institutions and think tanks from other countries, and we also hope that through the online approach we will generate interest in conferences, seminars and workshops in the offline area, thus animating the exchange of ideas and experience between top experts, businessmen, diplomats and academics, interested in linking Central Asia to the Romanian and European public agenda.

For this purpose, the new Center for Strategic and Competitive Analysis (CSCA) was established as a young, dynamic and growing structure.

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Formed in 2017, under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan, it quickly positioned itself as a research and study structure of geopolitical, economic and security aspects from Eastern European space, aiming to set up a platform for analysis, cultural diplomacy, consultancy and dialogue, between Europe and Central Asia countries.

 

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

The team of researchers from the Center for Strategic and Competitive Analysis, aims to strengthen and develop the position of the institution, as a frame of reference at the national and international level in the analysis of geopolitical, economic and security issues from Eurasia.

In addition, the new Center aims to be involved in the development of new analysis concepts, critical thinking and security culture among civil society. This will be achieved by increasing the visibility and role of the department’s activity, through the development of partnerships, networks of expertise and international cooperation.

At the same time, the organization encourages the mobility for specialized studies to the Eurasia region, through the stimulation of strategic debates devoted to academic studies.

LEADERSHIP

Mr. Victor Dafinescu – Chairman/President, Founder

CCIRom-Tkm was established in 2009 at the initiative of Mr. Victor DAFINESCU, a career professional with extensive experience in the Ministry of Economy (Foreign Trade Department) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.

The attachment of Mr. Dafinescu to the cultural values ​​and traditions of the Turkmen people emerged after long periods spent in Turkmenistan within the Embassy of Romania and as a representative of CCIRom-Tkm.

Mr. Mihail Paduraru – Vicepresident, Founding member

Mr. Mihail PADURARU is the Vicepresident of CCIRom-Tkm and Founding Member. He has professional experience in the Ministry of Economy (Foreign Trade Department) and CCIRom-Tkm, where he managed the relationship with the Turkmen authorities and the Turkmen students coming to study in Romania.

Along professional and academic career Mihail has been specialized in intelligence operations and analysis of economic and political developments in the former Soviet republics. He has also professional experience in public sector with law enforcement agencies and he worked overseas in high risk environments with public and private military organizations.

He graduated Law University with further specialization to Intelligence Academy.  He is the architect and manager of the new Center for Strategic and Competitive Analysis.

Ms. Claudia-Iohana Voicu – Director for Research, Strategy and Development

Ms Claudia-Iohana Voicu is reconized as Intelligence Analyst working with the Center for Strategic and Competitive Analysis of CCIRom-Tkm.

She is also Conflict Researcher at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research.

She holds a bachelor in International Relations with  Bucharest University of Economic Studies and her further specializations include Security of Information Technology with Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I” and Cybernetics and International Business and Economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

TEAM

CCIRom-Tkm’s team from the Center for Competitive and Strategic Analysis includes experienced professionals with business and academic backgrounds, alongside former members of law enforcement agencies who have worked in research and intelligence analysis structures, which now, strive together to complete the tasks and to provide quality services adjusted to our client needs.

CCIRom-Tkm’s Center for Competitive and Strategic Analysis facilitates, through its services, economic development, commercial and industrial cooperation between its partners, as well as identifying new investment opportunities, both at national and international level.

Due to the fact that our analysts know the nuances and specific differences between the public and private sector, we offer individualized products, specially tailored to meet the needs of each client.

Moreover, our team use specific instruments and advanced intelligence analysis methods to identify and address potential vulnerabilities that exist in client strategies or operations, in order to provide them with the necessary know-how for operational processes that lead to the successful achievement of business goals.

Our specialists elaborate complex studies and analysis on the investment climate of a state to support the decision-making process of expanding activities in other countries.

They identify the best business approaches and other related opportunities, along with the most effective political, economic or security evaluations, risk assessments and mitigation strategies for the client activity sector.