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George Staicu


George Staicu is an experienced banker, consultant and trainer serving as a Consultant and External Content Expert for Global Bankers Institute (GBI), a Training, Communication and Consulting Firm dedicated to the banking and financial services community with innovative top-quality programs that provide measurable business results. With over 20 years of experience at banks, insurance companies, micro-finance institutions, banking institutes and other financial services companies around the world including: Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Kosovo Enterprise Program, Romanian Savings Bank and Romanian Banking Institute. George has expertise in finance, accounting, strategic management, corporate governance, audit, SME credit, micro-finance, marketing, retail banking, business development, branch management, asset and liability management, risk management, operations, compliance and Basel II.

George Staicu's skills include:

  • Risk Management
  • Asset And Liability Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Branch Network Performance Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Forecasting
  • Operational Planning
  • Processes And Organizational Structure / Chart Reengineering
  • Budgeting
  • Monitoring And Performance Management
  • Internal Fund Transfer Pricing
  • Financial And Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Profit - Cost - Investment Centers
  • Activity Based Costing
  • Financial Modelling
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • “What If” Analysis
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Scenario / Sensitivity / Simulation Analysis
  • Micro Finance Institution Management
  • Bank Mangement
  • Staff Motivation & Incentives Scheme
  • Credit Portfolio Management
  • Micro & Sme Finance
  • Staff Training
  • Banking Software
  • MIS
  • Anti Money Laundering
  • Training Centers Setting-Up
  • Internal Control System
  • Internal Audit
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Product Pricing & Profitability
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Liquidity Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cash-Flow Based Lending
  • KPI
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Liquidity Risk Management
  • Market Risk Management

George Staicu's experience includes:

Jobmate Presenting bank & microfinance training seminars (on a volunteer & commercial basis) Some of the bank and microfinance training seminars topics were as follows: - financial mathematics/the time value of money; - accounting; - corporate governance; - strategic management; - modern performance analysis; - internal control systems; - internal audit; - financial & credit analysis (cash /non collateral based lending); - loan portfolio management; - SME credit scoring; - marketing & customer relationship management; - branch management; project evaluation; - Activity Based Costing; - Asset & Liability Management; - risk management: credit, liquidity, operational, market (interest rate, foreign currency) risks; - reporting for regulatory and internal management purposes. - etc.
Freelance Consulant Senior banking & microfinance consultant & lecturer / trainer / coach
Pinnacle Training Group SME credit masterclass – Lending & financial analysis presented by George Staicu – Singapore
KosInvest Financial Management support to KosInvest-World Vision International Pristina - Kosovo (a Micro Finance Institution); Funding agency: European Fund for Southeast Europe Responsibilities: a)Coaching the management team (especially the CFO)in the areas of risk & financial management. b)Organize dedicated training on costing, risk & financial management to relevant staff; c)Install costing, financial management and controlling tools, including liquidity management; d)Install an extended ALCO and risk management policies and practices focusing on financial risks (review and upgrade of procedures and job descriptions, coaching of ALCO meetings)
The Romanian Border Police and the National Customs Authority Project : RO2005/017-553. "Development of the Romanian Border Police (RBP) and National Customs Authority(NCA) Internal Control Function, Romania " financed by EU Phare Responsibilities a) support the border police and the customs authority in their long term objectives and to put in place the framework for ensuring the respective institutions’ self-sufficient sustainable capacity for designing and implementing a comprehensive and coherent strategy for the internal control function; b) increase the institutional capacity to realize an effective management of internal control as a management function. c) organization-wide assessment of the RBP and NCA managerial capacity to adopt and implement an appropriate Internal Control function and selecting the relevant staff to create the Training Target groups. d) organization and delivery of training seminars in the area of Public Internal Finance Control to 600 employees of RBP & NCA
Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Project: Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development - Intra-bank payment and customer accounting system phase 2, (IPCAS) ; funding: World Bank & the French Development Agency: Responsibilities: advise/support the Vietnamese Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development – Hanoi, in reviewing current business strategy; restructuring the HQ and branches in line with the new business strategy and the new banking application; defining reporting requirements that meet international best practices; advising on banking operations and bank internal regulations; providing recommendations for the bank modernization and international integration; preparing training assessment report; presenting seminars on Management of modern bank; Modern banking business; Advanced Technologies in Banking, Risk management (credit, market, operational, strategic, technological, compliance, money laundering risks) including Basel II Accord and Sarbanes –Oxley)
Human Dynamics - Austria Project: Improving the State Treasury management system of the Ministry of Public Finance -Romania ; Funding agency : UE Phare/Europe Aid RESPONSIBILITIES : - diagnostic study of the State Treasury legal framework ,organization, MIS, internal policies and procedures; improvement of the organization and performance of the treasury system through the strengthening of capacity to manage the State’s financial resources, according to European standards . - improving the legal framework in the field of treasury and public debt in order to manage with maximum efficiency and minimum risk the State’s financial resources - improving the management system of the State Treasury and of the public debt through the implementation of a reliable medium-term liquidity prognosis system which will provide information and analysis for deficit financing decision making process. - personnel training to improve the capacity for Treasury liquidity management and to optimise the financial flows
Kosovo Enterprise Program ( a Micro Finance Institution) – head office Reporting to the Executive Director and acting as the chief financial advisor for KEP, responsible for managing the financial statements, budgets of the 7 branch network including all aspects of planning and implementation of financial targets, reporting, institutional representation, staff supervision & capacity building under the general framework of KEP’s business plan, organizing and presenting seminars at the Kosovo Enterprise Program’s Training Center .
Romanian Savings Bank- head office Advising and designing reports in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, risk management (according to the best practices of credit, market, operational, liquidity, compliance, technologic, strategic and money laundering risks) and branch network performance management; contact person for the European Savings Banks Group and World Savings Banks Institute; Head of the Commission for the assessment of the consulting services provided during 1997-2002 to the Romanian Savings Bank by external consultant international organizations and of the proposed consulting services for 2003-2004
Romanian Savings Bank - head office Managing, supervising and coaching 30-person division staff in the area of business strategy, asset & liability management, designing and operational plans implementation, drafting the annual consolidated budget and the branch network budgets, monitoring the bank risks (credit, market, operational, liquidity, compliance, technologic, strategic and money laundering risks), monitoring the financial and efficiency performance of the bank and of the branch network, designing bank products cost management accounting procedures etc.
Romanian Banking Institute Partner in the designing of the Distance Learning Program in the area of bank management (project sponsored by , UK DFID - Know-How Fund)
Romanian Banking Institute 1994 - lecturer on Project evaluation seminar 1995 - lecturer on Project evaluation seminar 1996 - lecturer on Corporate Financial and credit analysis seminar

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Microfinance Gateway profile web link: http://www.microfinancegateway.org/p/site/m//template.rc/1.9.31393

Microfinance Best Practices Group on LinkedIn web link: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3040764&trk=hb_side_g

Microfinance Best Practices George Staicu Consultancy: http://microfinancebestpractices.wordpress.com/


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