Dr. Vasile Baltac has a vast and long experience as
senior manager, researcher, consultant, educator, writer in various big to small
companies, as well in the public sector and NGOs. Educated both in Romania and
UK (Cambridge University), he has a unique perspective in business and education in Western and Central Europe and USA, understanding cultural
differences of these areas.
2008 – ongoing.
Member of the board of ECDL Foundation. ECDL
Foundation, with main office in Dublin-Ireland, is the certifying authority of
the leading international computer skills certification programme – ECDL / ICDL,
delivered to over 14 million people, in 41 languages, across 150 countries,
through a network of over 24,000 test centres.
2000 – ongoing.
Member of the board of World Information Technology
and Services Alliance (WITSA). Vice –Chairman for Europe 2006-2010. WITSA, with
main office in Vienna, USA, is a leading consortium of ICT industry association
members from over 80 countries/economies around the world. WITSA’s members
represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.
President, Vice President, member of the Executive
Committee of CEPIS – The Council of European Professional Informatics
Societies, a non-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. CEPIS
represents 33 Member Societies in 32 countries across greater Europe.
2010 – ongoing.
Co-chair of Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence. The
foundation, based in Bucharest, Romania, is a nonprofit organization that is
committed to promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in Romanian
2012 – ongoing.
Member of the Executive Council PEOPLECERT, Athens,
Greece. PEOPLECERT is one of the leading players in the global certification
industry, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies
for the development & management of globally recognised (135 countries) certification
schemes and the delivery of their related standardized exams.
Member of the board of State Ownership Fund. The Fund,
based in Bucharest, was a national body to manage the state ownership in the
economy and privatization process.
Chairman of the board of Rom Control Data, a joint
venture of Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, USA and Industrial Group for
Electronics, Bucharest, Romania manufacturing computer peripherals.
1994 – ongoing.
President & CEO of SoftNet Group, a leading IT and
Services Group in Romania
Director General of the Industrial Group of
Electronics and Computers, a holding of Romanian electronics and computer companies
with 24 manufacturing, research institutes, services and export units with more
than 75,000 employees.
Director General and Scientific Director of the Institute of Computer Technology, the main RD centre of the Romanian computer
industry designing mainframe computers, minicomputers, peripheral equipment,
operating systems, software applications.
In 1994 set up Novatech Srl that became a leading
supplier of automotive equipment in Romania.
In 1998 set up Einhell Romania a supplier of solutions
for the handyman and tradesman for home, garden and recreational use.
Partnership with Einhell AG Germany.
In 1996 set up SoftNet Services Srl, an IT company.
Other companies were born later, forming now the SoftNet Group. One of the companies
in partnership with eServGlobal SAS, France.
As university professor of management and management
information systems, he educated in more than 50 years thousands of students at
undergraduate, master or PhD levels.
He published books and papers on management, computers,
software, information technology and society, digital divide, eReadiness, eGoverment,
history of computers, etc. and is a Senior Life member of IEEE
Prof. Baltac has international recognition being
elected as President of CEPIS - Council of European Professional Informatics
Societies, member of the board of the ECDL Foundation and Vice – Chairman of
WITSA – World Information Technology and Services Alliance.
He has participated at various European and national
policy coordination projects, and has activities within the European Union,
UNIDO, World Bank, as well as of several Central and East Europe regional
IT&C initiatives. He was invited speaker to many international congresses
Dr. Vasile Baltac is a member of a Rotary
International Club, of Aspen Institute and other organizations.
Personal sites and blogs:
www.vasilebaltac.ro, vasilebaltac.blogspot.com, evocari.blogspot.com