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“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie

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Mihaela Nedelea (Perianu)

Managing Partner

Starting with 2005, Mihaela is the founder and Managing Partner of the Dale Carnegie Romania office and leads the local team. To many she is also known as the person who also founded and leads AIMS, one of the very first local Executive Search Companies.

Her background is in the economical science area, has a Master in HR at MCE – Brussels, graduated Disruptive Strategy at Harvard, licensed in Human Synergistics and Thomas, certified coach.

She is a board member in Romanian Business Leaders (RBL), jury member for Asociatia de Relatii Comunitare (ARC) and Bursele Telekom.

She is also on her way of becoming a professional actress (Theater & Cinema).

Andrei Popescu

Carnegie Master

Who is Andrei:

A passionate musician, Andrei brings a unique style to the training room, blending improvisation and business relevance while providing participants with a safe environment that leads to reflection and action.

Andrei is a Carnegie Master Trainer, active in the field of Training and Development for almost 20 years. He works for the Dale Carnegie offices in Romania and in other countries, developing and delivering customized solutions for local clients and some of the largest multinationals present on the market. Amongst his clients we can mention Oracle, Ericsson, L’Oreal, Whirlpool, ING Bank, Societe Generale, Kaufland, Johnson&Johnson and Goodyear-Dunlop.

His international experience includes training delivery in Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United States.

From 2010 Andrei has been involved in Toastmasters, the largest Public Speaking Organization in the world and is currently in the Leadership Team for the Central and Eastern European region.


  • BSc in International Management from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest
  • MSc in Financial Management from the same institution


  • The Dale Carnegie Course®, Presentations Effectiveness, Leadership/Management, Process Improvement, Team Member Engagement, Sales and Customer Service.
  • Carnegie Master – Top 1% of all Dale Carnegie trainers worldwide.
  • Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Ovidiu Palici

Senior Trainer

Who is Ovidiu:

Passionate about human diversity and relationship between humans and the transcendent. Favorite Books and Authors: The Bible,  Dostoevsky, Jordan Peterson, John Grisham, Nelson DeMille.

Ovidiu is a Senior Trainer and has delivered programs for some of the largest multinational companies on the market. He has collaborated with companies from various industries – IT and Technology, Production, FMCG, Auto, Media, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Services etc.

Ovidiu’s performance as a trainer has been rated by more than 99.9% of the participants as being beyond their expectations or in line with them.


Ovidiu graduated 2 universities: Technical University (Fine Mechanics) and Western University (Sociology).

He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Sofia-Antipolis University, Nice-France.

Ovidiu graduated from the following courses and qualifications:

Project Management – Central European University in Budapest

Marketing and Sales – ASEBUSS Business School Bucharest

Training Certifications:

Presentation Effectiveness, Leadership / Management Effectiveness, Process Improvement, Team Member Engagement, Sales and Customer Service.

Coaching Licensing : Dale Carnegie License and Brief Coaching PURE

Andreea Rotaru (Bădescu)

Senior Trainer

Who is Andreea:

Passionate about people, self-awareness, relationships and India. Books and favorite authors: “Childhood memories”, “The history of talking”, Ion Creanga, Nichita Stanescu, Marin Sorescu, Salman Rushdie.

Andreea is a Senior Trainer, Coach and Perceptual Education Specialist and has delivered programs for multinational companies from various industries – IT and Technology, Production, FMCG, Auto, Media, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Services, Logistics, Telecom etc.


Andreea graduated 2 universities: Academy of Economic Studies (International Business and Economics) and Universite d’ Auvergne (Economics in Business).

Andreea also graduated from the following courses and qualifications:

  • Process Communication Model – Kahler Communications
  • Perceptual Education – CERAP France

Training Certifications:

Mastering your Personal Leadership, High Impact Presentations, Process Communication Model, Team Member Engagement.

Coaching Licensing: Erickson Coaching International (in progress).

Gina Bulai

Senior Trainer

Who is Gina:

Caring and warm being, Gina loves nature, books, psychology and training.

Gina has over 15 years of business experience, focusing on human resources and training. For over 10 years she has been a part of multinational companies, implementing projects for top talents and managing training teams.

Gina creates and delivers training solutions for multinational companies from diverse industries, such as: pharma, IT, tech, retail, banking and more. She is among top 10% Dale Carnegie trainers, as per Voice of Customer survey. She delivers trainings both in Romanian and English.


Gina graduated the Faculty of Psychology and Education.

She has a diploma in Short client-centered Therapies and NLP Practitioner.

Since 2014 she is a certified psychodrama therapist, graduating The National Institute for Classical Psychodrama.

Training certifications:

For the past 3 years Gina has been a certified Dale Carnegie trainer, licensed for The Dale Carnegie Course and High Impact Presentations.

Alex Darziu

Training Advisor

Alex has a versatile personality and eclectic approach towards his own development. His 20yrs of working experience are a direct reflection of his wide interests, as he started as an Arts teacher, lived abroad, has been awarded the Nanny of The Year in Europe for his activity in UK, formed and lead teams of up to 30 people in various industries such as Telecom and IT&C.

He is passionate about art in all of its forms, technology and activities that involve both the mind and the spirit in pursuing a self-fulfilling purpose.

Ruxandra Duran

Client Service Executive