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.
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.
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