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 in the Central Asian 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 celebrate a quarter of a century since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Romania, Turkmenistan and other Central Asian states.

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

In the age of mass communication characterized by an unprecedented constant flow of information and the 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 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 Department of Strategic and Competitive Analysis was established as a young, dynamic and growing structure.

Formed in 2017, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan, it quickly positioned itself as a research and study structure of geopolitical, economic and security aspects in Eastern Europe.

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

The team of researchers from the Department of Strategic and Competitive Analysis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan aims to strengthen and develop the position of the institution as a frame of reference at a national and international level in the analysis of geopolitical, economic and security issues from the Eastern European space.

In addition, the new Department 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, carried out under the patronage of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan, 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 Eastern European space, 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 (Department of Foreign Trade) 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 – Vice President, Founding member

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

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and the initiator and architect of the new Department for Strategic and Competitive Analysis within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-Turkmenistan.

TEAM

The team of the Department for Strategic and Competitive Analysis is a young and dynamic group, currently growing, whose enthusiasm and sense of urgency are tempered and disciplined by the concern for accuracy and quality of the results.

The department includes young professionals with multiple academic specializations and diversified backgrounds, such as: economics, international trade, international development, law, international relations and political science, geography, history, security and intelligence, communication, as well as computer science and engineering.