ISABELLA CARMU – General Manager
Isabella Carmu is part of Intact Media Group for nearly 19 years. She started her in the Antena 1 programs’ department. It was many years director of acquisitions, and since 2012 holds Antena 1’s Channel Manager Position. In May 2016 she was appointed General Manager Antena Group, which consists of a family of channels Antena 1, Antena Stars, Happy Channel and ZU TV.
CRISTIAN IONESCU – Deputy General Manager
Cristian Ionescu is also in the Group for for over 20 years. He debuted in the print division, and then chose the news department where he evolved from the role of reporter, section chief, editor, and general producer to the editor of the main news bulletin, Observator. In 2014 he became manager of the Group’s local network and since 2008 he coordinates the team that produces “Access Direct” and “Un show pacatos” on Antena 1. He relaunched Antena Stars in 2013, positioning it and also creating one of the most accessed online platforms for the gossip world – spynews.ro. From May 2016 holds the position of Deputy General Manager Antenna Group.
MIHAI GADEA – CEO & General Manager ANTENA 3
Mihai Gîdea is one of Romania’s premier journalists and the guiding force behind ANTENA 3, the country’s highest-rated news channel. The Association of Broadcasting Professionals awarded him the Best Talk Show Host for 2010 and in 2011 honored him with a special Jury Prize for Best Talk Show.
Mihai began his television career in 2002 as a producer and in 2004 he joined Intact Media Group where he was an on-camera presenter and began his award-winning talk show SINTEZA ZILEI (2005). In 2007 he assumed the role of CEO and launched ANTENA 2 which, after only 3 years, became one of the Top 10 most watched television stations in the country.
Beginning in June 2010, Mihai assumed the roles of CEO and General Manager of ANTENA 3. Under his leadership ANTENA 3 has experienced incredible growth becoming the #1 news stations and, on many days, the #1 TV station in the country.
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AUGUSTIN ROMAN – Executive Director
Augustin Roman began his career in the print area, holding various management positions until becoming Executive Manager of one of the most important sports newspaper in Romania, Gazeta Sporturilor. In this role, he coordinated the gsp.ro site’s development, which became a reference website for sports fans. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of the Division Gazeta Online, developing a network of over 20 sites, through a strategy of on and offline editorial integration. Since 2009, he is in charge of the online division of the group, coordinating all projects in this area, including the launch of the on demand video platform Antena Play.
RODICA MINCULESCU – General Manager Grupul Media Camina
Rodica is one of the Group’s veterans; her career is tied to Intact radio division. Rodica held a variety of roles since 1994, starting with Radio Romantic, where she was playlist editor, publisher and editor in chief coordinator. She is now Administrator GMC, the company that owns the two radio stations of the group, Romantic FM and Radio ZU.
Catalin Tolontan – General Manger Gazeta Sporturilor
Catalin Tolontan began his career in media in 1990, contributing to developing the Romanian sport press by imposing successful titles. Since 2003, he took over Gazeta Sporturilor, making it the number one sports publication in Romania. Along with his team, he built a strong online community, with the development of blog authors. Gazeta Sporturilor’s investigations have brought to surface over time serious infringements of the law.
FUNDATIA MEREU APROAPE
Sandra Stoicescu is one of the most respected journalists in Romania, starting her career in 1993 at Antena 1. He was editor-presenter of the Observator 19, and currently hosts “100 Minutes” and “Q & A” shows on Antena 3. She received many journalism awards and in 1999 she was named CNN official news correspondent in Romania. Sandra graduated Psychology and has a Masters in Human Resources. In her role as the President of the Mereu Aproape Foundation she coordinated always one of the most impressive educational campaign, “Lasati-ma sa invat”.
In 2010, following the campaign “Apa trece, Romania ramane” 75 affected families were given new homes after the devastating floods. The Foundation conducted fundraising campaigns for equipping Grigore Alexandrescu children’s hospital with medical equipment and helped in solving complicated medical cases. In 2011, Alessandra founded Intact Media Academy, Intact’s educational project, which came in a short time, a landmark in the formation of the new generation of journalists.