Board of directors

Vlad PLAHOTNIUC

AOAM President

Vlad Plahotniuc founded the Business People's Association of Moldova in 2010, after a long and successful career as a businessman. Founding BPAM, he built the ambition to create the strongest associative form of businesses in the Republic of Moldova.

During his career in the business environment, Vlad Plahotniuc served as General Manager of Petrom Moldova S.A., a company he brought to the leading position on the retail petroleum products market. Subsequently, he served as the vice-president and then as a Chairman of Victoriabank's Board of Directors - one of the largest banks in the Republic of Moldova.
 
Today, Vlad Plahotniuc is the president of the Democratic Party of Moldova - a pro-European party and the main governing body of the country. At the same time, Vlad Plahotniuc supports the activities of the Edelweiss Foundation, which he has also set up and which carries out social projects at national level, especially for talented young people and needy families in Moldova.

Vaja Jhashi

Mr. Vaja Jhashi is the Owner and President of Trans-Oil Group of Companies. Trans-Oil Group is an organizationally integrated vertical holding and one of the leaders of agricultural markets in the Black Sea Basin.
The Group grows agricultural products, trades in grains and oleaginous seeds, processes oleaginous seeds, reaching commercial volumes of more than a million tons per year.

Mr. Vaja Jhashi started his professional activities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, in 1996, working together with Mr. James Kelley in Trans-Oil LTD. Since 2004, Mr Jhashi is the President of Trans-Oil Group of Companies.

Mr. Jhashi graduated from Moscow State University, Cairo University, having majored in Economy and Middle East Studies. He is fluent in Russian, English, Arabic and Georgian.

Natalia POLITOV

Member of the AOAM Board of Directors

Natalia Politov-Cangaş, during 2006-2016 y. Chairman of the Board of Directors at VictoriaBank SA, is a member of the Management Board of the Business People's Association of Moldova.

Natalia Politov-Cangaş's managerial skills are due to her multilateral education, as Natalia has obtained a Diploma of Engineer-Economist and Economist, graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Chisinau and the International Free University of Moldova, the Faculty of Banks and Stock Exchanges, and has also become a lawyer by graduating from the Faculty of Law at the State University of Moldova.

Natalia Politov-Cangaş holds various funtions and positions, after gaining a 30-year professional experience, and achieving the following: working in the Vadul lui Voda Aviculture Factory, within the Mobile Planning Line in Slobozia; exercising her economic knowledge as Superior Economist & Principal Economist , Deputy Head of the Banking Division, becoming Head of Branch No. 1 Chisinau Branch at Banca de Economii SA. Finally, Natalia has been the First Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at BC "VictoriaBank" SA since 2006 and has also been in charge of the management as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the same Institution since 2008.

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