Ileana Ștefan takes over as Chief Human Resources Officer within GRAMPET Group

Bucharest, January 29, 2020 – GRAMPET Group consolidates its executive team by recruiting Mrs. Ileana Ștefan as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), with coordination responsibilities at group-level in 10 European countries.

“We start the new year with an important recruitment, adding to the management team yet another professional with experience in multinational organizations and the most advanced markets,” Gruia Stoica, President of GRAMPET Group says. “Ileana’s background consists of 18 years of international activity both in Europe and the United States, in the fields of HR and Legal, with experience in managing large, multijurisdictional teams, but also in merger or start-up projects. Our organizational culture has evolved greatly over the last 20 years and we are at a key moment today, with almost 6,400 employees in ten European countries and in the midst of a continuous process of expansion and integration. I trust Ileana to inspire and help the GRAMPET team grow, amplifying the strengths and potential of each employee, and challenging – where necessary – the process of change and reinvention.”

Throughout her 18 years of Executive HR & Legal experience with renowned multinational companies, Ileana Stefan has managed projects of change management, development, employer branding, new way of working, onboarding, mergers and start-ups, optimization and reorganization of processes and structures, implementation of systems and internal controls, budget and planning, and event organization.

As Executive Human Resources Director, she had direct coordination of departments such as Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Payroll & Administration or Legal, being involved in people management, coaching, process & policy development and reorganization projects in industries such as retail, logistics, FMCG and technology.

For the past three years she has been part of the start-up team in the United States of one of the most renowned retailers worldwide. She also coordinated a project for the reorganization and alignment of a technology company in Germany.

“I am delighted to be welcomed into the GRAMPET family and I join this strong team with the desire to bring a new perspective and to use the knowledge and experience acquired in recent years to the benefit of the group, so that we can reach our goals. I am proud to join the team that has built the first Romanian-based multinational and to bring my knowledge as contribution throughout the next stages in its international expansion,” Ileana Ștefan says.

From her role as CHRO, she will coordinate the activities of Human Resources, Organization and Optimization of Processes and Structures at GRAMPET Group level, with the help of over 60 people in her team.


About GRAMPET Group

Established almost 20 years ago, GRAMPET is today the largest private rail freight and logistics operator in Romania and Southeast Europe. Its 16-company structure is strategically designed to span the entire chain of rail transport solutions and products, thus offering clients an integrated experience at the highest level of competence: freight railway transport, building, repairs and upgrading of rolling stock, spare parts production, lease of rolling stock, freight transhipment, logistic services, as well as innovative IT solutions for railway operators.

With a declared objective to connect the Atlantic Ocean through the North Sea, to the Pacific, through the South China Sea, GRAMPET Group is one of the main drivers for the development of transport corridors that connect Europe to Asia.

Its flagship company Grup Feroviar Român (GFR) is one of the main rail freight operators in Romania and Southeast Europe. Currently, over 20% of traffic is international, with GFR offering complex logistic solutions to rail sector customers.

GFR is a member of all representative international organizations and has cooperation agreements with both state railway operators (BDZ Cargo, UZ, CFM, PKP Cargo, ZK, RCH, HZ Cargo, ZBIH) and private railway operators from Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Germany.

The Group’s companies Reva    Simeria, Electroputere VFU Pascani, Reloc Craiova, and Electroputere VFU Craiova account for an important share of the Romanian rolling stock repairing market

In parallel, the group has an intense research and development activity, aimed at developing technical solutions that provide clients with a transparent and real-time experience. In 2017, GFR launched the E-CLIENT GFR portal, a first for Romania and Southeast Europe, which facilitates the management of the traditional carrier – customer-company relationship, from posting of orders to service invoicing, while going through essential stages such as ordering empty wagons, drafting transport contracts, providing unhindered access to process information, intelligent alert systems for decision-makers, and automated reporting.