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WORLD News - Alumni Life

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Adela Catarama

[Class of 2008]

“This will be my first attempt at summarising the last 6 or soyears of my life in a paragraph, so here goes...

After saying goodbye to AISB Ispent four long and cloudy years in London studying at Cass Business School and graduating from a BSc in Management followed by an MSc in Supply Chain. The bad weather was only compensated by the good company and luckily enoughthere were many AISB alums around to share the stress aswell as the laughter. During my undergrad and masters I discovered my inclination towards Supply Chain and decided to follow a career in this direction.

Due to an unexpected turn of events I ended up in Dubaiworking for a large distribution company as a Supply Chain Executive. This June will markmy first year at Transmed and I can honestly say that I am happy where I am in all aspects of mylife. Contrary to what London companies want you to believe, it’s actually not necessary to slave away all your vacations in various internships just to land agood job, but then again I am not working in London so maybe Ishouldn’t be the one to talk.

It turns out I needed more than one paragraph, but all in all Ithink the summary turned out all right. Wish everyone the best andif you are ever in Dubai, don’t bea stranger!”

Sabrina Sotiriu

[Class of 2006]

Sabrina is halfway throughher PhD in Political Scienceat the University of Ottawa,finishing her coursework and preparing to defend her doctoral proposal before starting to write the dissertation itself. She still works in the Canadian Parliament when not in classes, and visited Romania this May, in between some more academic globetrotting for her program.

Tom Frumerman

[Class of 2009]

During my second year of my bachelors degree, I decided to start my own business which deals with a new source of renewable energy. At Cell Technologies, we regenerate (de-sulphate) industrial UPS, deep cycle and automotive batteries back to their original state, Ultimately cutting our customers’ annual expenditure on batteries by 50% as well as reducing their carbon footprint. We work with telecommunication companies, battery maintenance companies, data centres and also with individuals operating with forklifts.

I have just completed mypostgraduate studies in global management and international business and therefore have now allocated 100% of my time to my business.

Corina Demeter

[Class of 2008]

After obtaining a Law withEuropean Legal Studies Degree from King’s College London, Icompleted my Legal PracticeCourse with a Distinction, and thehighest average from my cohort.Since September 2013, I havebeen working as a paralegal atHuawei Technologies, the biggest Chinese telecommunications company in the world. So far, I was given the opportunity to work on a variety of high-profile projects, such as oursponsorship with the Arsenal Football Club. Most recently, I have been offered a trainingcontract with an elite internationallaw firm, namely Herbert Smith Freehills. I will begin my training as a lawyer next year and I amextremely excited to be joining
a firm that is renowned for thequality of its work as well as its friendly culture.

Filip Radu

[Class of 2008]

After graduating high school I went on to read History at King’sCollege London. Although being a great foundation for many careers (and more useful than you’d think), a history degree requires that you to have a solid post-graduate plan in order to make the most of it.

For me, the legal industry seemed the most appropriate, so I obtained the Graduate Diploma in Law from the Collegeof Law London - essentially a conversion course for non-law graduates. The following summerI worked as an intern for CMSCameron McKenna in their London offices - an enrichingexperience that culminated witha job offer. Currently, I am back at the College of Law studying for the Legal Practice Course,which, if I pass, will allow me tostart working as a trainee solicitor with CMS Cameron McKenna by February 2015.

Alin Grigorescu

[Class of 2008]

I graduated from McGillUniversity in Montreal, Canada in May 2013. Montreal was a lot of fun during my time there, butafter finishing university I decidedliving abroad was no longer forme so I returned to Romania last Christmas. I’ve been gone a long time so I’m now looking
to catch up with old friends and build a solid network of newones. I’m currently working as an accountant in the BPO industry at Accenture.

Andrei Gaita

[Class of 2009]

Last year I obtained a BusinessComputing Systems degree from City University and started a social network for investors and entrepreneurs called Backers Club. Our community aims to connect young entrepreneurs with bright ideas with our experienced investors. We are always looking for new members so come check us out at www.

Alexandra Johari

[Class of 2004]

Within the past couple of years, I’ve been quite busy inmy job: learning, evolving, and adapting. As a Political Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament, my life revolves around behind-the-scenes negotiations, writing reports, amending resolutions, high- level meetings with political representatives and members of the civil society, and issuing press releases and articles.

I have also started a secondMaster’s degree in European Union Law and King’s College, in order to anchor my political knowledge within a moreconcrete legal base. In my free time, I’ve started studying Arabic,not only because it is part of my family heritage, but also because it will prove to be extremely useful in advancing my career in international relations.

Last, but not least (and somewhat of a shocker for myformer P.E. teachers at AISB), I’ve taken up jogging a coupleof times per week, completely voluntarily (gasp!).


Ana Visan

[Class of 2003]

After graduating from EmersonCollege, I spent 4 years workingas a digital strategist in NewYork. In 2012, I came back toRomania and joined the only Romanian narrative journalismmagazine, Decât o Revistă, as a Business Developer. I’mcurrently organizing The Power of Storytelling, a conference that brings together award-winning journalists, marketers and producers in the only event of its kind in Eastern Europe.


Diana Radu

[Class of 2009]

I have been working in theinvestment banking division of Credit Suisse in London foralmost a year now. I love what I’m doing, it teaches me how topersevere and face challenges. But more importantly, having a job that pretty much means I spend most of my time in the office with little free time left hastaught me how important it is to always have a part of you that is still a kid!

Suha Yenigul

[Class of 2002]

Update on career . . . hmm well, family business ServuS where we provide payment systems and maintenance to financial institutions is well but like all companies who work withfinancial institutions due to theongoing crisis and unstable government we have also been affected. I have established acompany called Green Suha Srl where I provide hydrogen systems for all types of engines that lower consumption, raise horse power and almost diminish carbon emission.

The offshore Powerboat Racing career is full of adrenaline as always. I last came in 3rd place in the World Qatar Offshore Powerboat Championship in January in UAE from the Sheikh Hassan Althani himself.

Latest update will probably be in couple of weeks. Our friend Bora, who is the master in restaurant business in Romania would like me to assist him in establishing a new concept. Aside from all that,I am just happy to be a father to abeautiful little angel baby girl.

Much love and respect, Suha


Yagmur Yenigul

[Class of 2006]

First of all I would like to thank allthose responsible in establishingWorld Alumni Magazine and I amgrateful to be apart of it.

As a graduate of 2006 I do missthe crazy, beautiful, funny, lovingmoments spent at AISB. After I graduated, I have attended andgraduated from a university in Switzerland, Cesar Ritz Collegesto be precise and then finished off my bachelors in RobertGordon University.

I’ve always wanted to study Hotel & Tourism Management andconcluded my degrees by having my last internship at the ‘’FourSeasons Hotel Bosphorus’’, Istanbul ( in Sales department, which directed me to move to Turkey.

After my internship I have started working at ‘’The House HotelCollection’’ boutique chain of 3 design hotels which inshort period of time I becamethe Senior Sales Executive of all 3 hotels (now the 4th hotel has opened; http://www.

Two years and a half being part of a great achievement of boutique luxury hotels has given me an amazing experience.

I then decided to take over oneof our family business BodrumYacht Group & Sungulets YachtCharter, which was establishedin 2011, therefore I moved toBodrum - an amazing summer city to live in.

Our company is based on Yacht Brokerage & Yacht Chartering inthe Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Greek islands. BodrumYacht Group is specialized in Yacht Sales (Mega Yacht, PowerBoat, Sail Boat, Gulet and Classic Boats) providing yacht support and technical servicessuch as maintenance and refit,yacht clearance and etc. (www. On the other hand Sungulets YachtCharter is all about chartering in crystal clear waters and provides agency services (www.sungulets. com).


Maria Madalina Antip

[Class of 2008]

For the past year and a half I’ve been working for a globaltrade association representing the chemical sector as a policy analyst. While based in Paris, my work has taken me from Rometo New York at various UnitedNations high-level forums andmeetings. I have also had the privilege to attend G20 meetingsin Istanbul as well as the WorldEconomic Forum.

I have also been doing extensiveoutreach work for the Farming First coalition promoting food and nutrition security within a sustainable framework for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.Most recently I co-organized acapacity building workshop for young international development professionals from Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

In this fast-paced multicultural environment I often remember AISB fondly and I know forcertain that its wonderful teachers and dynamic community prepared me for this exciting and challenging career path. So thank you, AISB!

I look forward to hopefully seeingsome of you soon.


Oana Toma

[Class of 2007]

The past year has been very exciting, as the luxury mountainlodge and property I run with my sister Adriana, Cabana HadarNature Resort, has taken on very interesting partners for a series of projects as well as being recognized as one of the TOP 3 Best Guesthouses in Romania (run by a family) at the Tourism Excellence Awards this May.

I am happy to see that we cancontribute to the development of tourism in Romania and we invitethe AISB community to comerelax for a couple of days in a truly magical place. Learn more at

Read the entire WORLD Magazine Summer 2014 edition here.


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