My Life in Treasury: Valentin Popescu
For Valentin Popescu, Head of Treasury, Risk and Insurance, OMV Petrom, the rise through the ranks of one of Romania’s largest corporates has presented plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. With his eye now on encouraging the next generation of treasurers to make its mark, he talks to TMI about what drives him to excel.
Some organisations are sufficiently large and diverse that they offer all or most of what professionals require to continue in their role for many years. For Popescu, who has more than two decades’ service with OMV Petrom behind him, this is definitely the case. And with the oil and gas sector in a state of almost perpetual flux, particularly as it faces up to a shift towards more sustainable activities, he sees only progress as his treasury function helps the business meet these challenges and opportunities head on.
Head of Treasury, Risk and Insurance, OMV Petrom
Indeed, one of the duties he carries out today, aside from his traditional corporate treasury responsibilities, is that of managing risk and insurance. While not unheard of for a treasurer, the inclusion of these aspects is rather unusual, and reflects a modern approach to the role.