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Microsoft Romania names new CEO

Microsoft Romania names new CEO

BUCHAREST (Romania), November 5 (SeeNews) -  Microsoft Romania said on Monday it has named Violeta Luca as its new chief executive officer starting November.

Luca, 38, is replacing Gabriela Matei, who decided to step down at the end of July, Microsoft  said in a press release.

Violeta Luca joined Microsoft Romania for the first time in February 2015 as Head of Strategy and subsequently assumed the responsibilities of the Marketing and Operations Director until February 2017.

Luca has had a remarkable career as a manager at both Microsoft Romania and Whirlpool, Flanco, eMag and Metro Cash & Carry Romania, where she has been a member of the board of directors for almost two years, Microsoft said.

"I think that technology is, more than ever, the solution that supports development in all areas, be it economics, society or culture. Microsoft has taken on the role of a development facilitator and Romania, with its IT tradition, has all the prerequisites to amplify the impact of technology both locally and globally," Violeta Luca said.

Microsoft opened its first office in Romania in 1996. Currently, Microsoft Romania has over 1,700 employees based in Bucharest and Timisoara.