BULGARIA Sector Name Organization Executive for the "Public Business Sasha Bezuhanova administration" unit of HP in Central and Eastern Europe Bulgaria’s First European Politics Meglena Kuneva Commissioner Social commitment Theodora Zaharieva Human of the Year 2009 HUNGARY Sector Name Organization Financial Izabella Zwack CEO of Zwack Unicum Nyrt. Performance CEO of OTP Lakáslízing Zrt., a Movers & shakers Mária Dunavölgyi subsidiary of OTP Nyrt. Movers & shakers Konthur Adrienne CEO of CB Richard Ellis Hungary Movers & shakers Adrienn Lovro CEO of ABLON Zrt. Innovation in Ildikó Májer managing director of ISC Group Business POLAND Sector Name Organization Joanna Kluzik- Politics Rostkowska President of Polish Confederation of Business Henryka Bochniarz Private Employers Lewiatan UKRAINE Sector Name Organization academician of the National Movers & Shakers Ella Libanova Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Social commitment Zhanna Savrylova rector of the “Third Age” University Voices-to-watch Elena Franchuk founder of the ANTIAIDS Foundation CROATIA Sector Name Organization Financial mr. sc. Gordana President performance Kovacevic Ericsson Nikola Tesla Agrokor, senior executive vice Financial Ljerka Puljic president for strategic business performance groups Financial Iva Balent Agrokor, marketing director performance Jasna Hrvic Smolec Digitel komunikacije Movers & Shakers Ursa Raukar theathre actress newspapper 24 sata (24 hours), Movers & Shakers Jasna Zemljic director and board member Innovation in Hrvatska lutrija (Croatian lottery), Vesna Bakran business director Innovation in Ana Ivancic Cardif insurance, chairman business Change generators Jadranka Kosor prime minister of Croatia in politics Change generators Josipa Rimac mayor of Knin town in politics coordinator Zenska soba (Women`s Social commitment mr. sc. Maja Mamula room) - Sexual rights centre Social commitment Ana Srsen participant in the Paraolympic games Voices-to-watch Irena Jolic Simovic T-HT, board member assoc. prof. Dijana Voices-to-watch natural sciences, physics Dominiz Prester ROMANIA Sector Name Organization Business Ioana Filipescu Managing Director Raiffeisen Investment Business MARIANA GHEORGHE CEO OMV Petrom Business ANCA VLAD President Fildas general director of ING Life Insurance Business CORNELIA COMAN Romania and the President of the board of administration Ing Pension fund - Details Her jump in the career was in 1998th when HP decided to open office in Bulgaria and she was appointed General director. Since January 01 2010th Mrs Bezuhanova became executive for the "Public administration" unit of HP in Central and Easter Europe. Now she is responsible for 27 countries including Russian, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and the ex-soviet republics in Central Asia. As well she is responsible for the EU, NATO, UN and more non-public organizations. Mrs Bezuhanova received many awards during that period and since 2005 is in charge of the Bulgarian International Bussiness Organization (BIBA) as well the same year Sasha Bezuhanova was appointed Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Bulgaria. Meglena Kuneva was appointed European Commissioner for Consumer Affairs in January 2007 at the time of the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union. Kuneva’s political career started in June 2001 when she was elected as a Member of the Bulgarian Parliament, becoming deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, later Minister of European Affairs, and Chief Negotiator for the EU accession process. Theodora Zaharieva, founder of the Centre for the Protection of Rights in Health Care, was awarded the Human of the Year Award 2009 at the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Annual Awards for contribution to human rights. Details Zwack Unicum Nyrt. is one of the 50 most profitable companies in 2008 in the Hungarian market Because she has left her mark in important places: developing the Hungarian Stock Exchange Corp. as well as her current company. Because CB Richard Ellis is now one of the most influential real estate agencies in Hungary. Because she is one of the most influential real estate developers in Hungary. ISC Group built a technological park outside Budapest for small and medium-sized high-tech enterprises, a first. Details Her power lays in her acting above political divisions. Her actions for women are appreciated by women of all environments and political parties. She can act aginst her own party (she is a member of Parliament for Peace and Justice party) for example expressing her possitive opinion about in vitro insemination. She participated in the works of the Congress of Women. She acts for the introduction of system of quotas. Between 2005 and 2007 she was the vice-minister in Ministry of Work and Social Politics, dealing with matters of family and equal status of men and women. She often acted against criticism of the rightist wing - for example she criticised proposals of changing the act about education, that was supposed to ban what was called ”homosexual propaganda”. She proposed a governmental programe of family politics that included for example solutions that would help women combine the employment with motherhood. Economist, former minister of commerce, since 1999 president of Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan - one of the biggest organizations of employers in Poland. She is a businesswoman, a managaer, an academic and an activist. Two years ago she co-organized ”Gender index” project and a competition for companies ”Equal chance comapany”. As an initiator and organizer of the Congress of Women in Poland she managed to do a unique thing - she managed to involve a few thousand women of different political backgrounds and life experiences, who declared to act togheter for a constitutional enactment of laws granting equality of sexes. Details because she purposefully and sequentially implants into the public conscience the necessity of implementation of economic and social reforms. because she created and put into practice a successful project – a University for retirees, which helped to turn hundreds of elder people to active life. because she headed the large-scale effective fight against AIDS expansion in our country. Details despite the difficult market conditions they managed strenghten the market position. Ericsson Nikola Tesla is the biggest Croatian export of the knowledge according to polls the most powerful women of the Croatian business marketing director of hole Agrokorn koncern (around 50 companies), biggest private company in Croatia director of the most successful agency for media buying and planning fights against illeagal construction in centar of the Zagreb member of the bord of the most read newspaper in Croatia with new innovative games of chanse Croatian lottery succeeded to have good business results in this crisis time Cardiff, first on Croatian market, implement insurance model for paying credit to unemployed people first women prime minister in Croatia yungest mayor in Croatia, she is only 30 ears old. This is her second term first Croatian on the World Economic Forums` list "Young Global Leaders 2010" member of the team that discovered new planet very similar to the Earth Details One of the most reputed specialist in investment banking on the Romanian market, she has consolidated Raiffeisen Investment as one of the top M&A companies from Romania. Under her management, Raiffeisen Investment has finalized 9 transactions among which the most important acquisition of 2008 – the French insurer Groupama bought Asiban – the third larges insurer from the Romanian market. She leads the largest company in Romania. Under her management Petrom’s profit increased with 34% and attracted 1.6 billion Euro financing – more than all the European Funds Romania accessed in 3 years. Between 1993 and 2004 Mariana Gheorghe worked for EBRD and associate banker and then as senior banker for South –Eastern Europe and the Caspian Region One of the most important Romanian businesswomen. She built by herself on of the most important players from the Romanian pharmacy sector with a turnover of more than 200 million euro. After setting up Fildas in 1991, the company recorded the most spectacular growth rate from the Romanian market – from a turnover of 1.5 million euro in 1992 she reached 125 million turnover in 2005. The most powerful woman from the Romanian insurance sector became the youngest CEO from the insurance sector after only 10 years since hiring on a junior position in ING Life Insurance. Under her management ING Pension Fund became the leader of the Romanian market in only five months since launching.