RGA is a non-profit organization based on the volunteering, involvement and financial contributions of its members. The majority of RGA members are involved in other activities (businesses, jobs & more). That’s why it is extremely important that its members allocate whatever free time they have to RGA activities.
For 2023, these RGA members have expressed their desire to voluntarily allocate part of their personal time for the management of RGA:
Florin Segarceanu needs no introduction – he is widely renowned for being one of the best tennis players in the world that Romania has ever offered. He was a multiple national, European and a triple university champion. He played ATP tournaments starting 1980 up until 1992. While on the ATP Tour, he was ranked inside top 100 players in the world for more than 5 years. He obtained the best result of his generation, namely the qualification in the first 8 teams worldwide, together with Ilie Năstase. In 1995 he became the non-playing captain and coach of the Romanian Davis Cup team, and since, the Romanian team has constantly been among the top 16 teams in the world. Starting 1999, Florin dedicated his time to investing in education, real estate development and golf. He aims to gather all golf players in Romania under the RGA “umbrella” and to bring golf to a higher level.
Catalina is one of the most experienced real estate consultants in Romania. With over 20 years of expertise in both commercial and residential areas, Catalina has led the Office and Residential teams of agencies such as Eurisko and CBRE. In 2012, she made the transition to entrepreneurship and embraced her passion for golf, alongside her entire family. She has consistently shown great dedication to community growth, especially among women, children, and juniors. Recently, Catalina has combined her two passions for real estate and golf, becoming the real estate consulting agency for Romania’s first golf Country Club, National.
With a wide experience in business development and multicultural organizations, Cornel Danila is the CEO of Covalact Group, one of the leading dairy business in Romania, part of the private equity fund, Sigma Bleyzer.
Cornel has more than 20 years’ of experience in companies as Henkel and Danone in sales, marketing and supply chain in Romania, France, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Cornel has graduated in 1991 the Mechanical University in Bucharest and the MBA program of the Open University from UK in 2003.
He discovered golf in 2008 while he was living in France and started to play in 2011 in Romania.
Dragos is an experienced manager with more than 20 years of experience at the top level, having been involved in industries as mining, telecom, energy and IT. Since 2008 he has been in charge of developing the largest undeveloped gold deposit in the world at Rosia Montana. Earlier in his career, from 2000 to 2007 he was part of an international team which built UPC as the second largest cable company in Romania. Previously, he worked for the largest business advisory at the time, Andersen and for the EU Funds unit of the Ministry of Finance.
Dragos has always been passionate about sports, but since 2011, golf has become by far his biggest passion. Aside from enjoying golf as a player, Dragos hopes golf will be another economic development opportunity for Romania as it can unify sport with nature, business with pleasure and elitism with scale.
In November 2015 Bogdan Jigman has accepted the opportunity to grow and reposition GTC Romania, a major real estate developer and investor. Previously, Bogdan has been expansion director with Mega Image for three years. He has been active on the real estate market since 2004 and held various management positions for companies as Bluehouse Capital, Bogaris and Oradea Shopping City.
He considers that one of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life: no matter what you shoot, the next you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.
With more than 16 years of industry experience, Zoltan is a recognized expert in the energy sector. He served as vice president of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority between 2017 and 2023, where he was particularly active in terms of communication, actively took part in conferences on energy, and spoke on behalf of the Authority in interactions with the government, parliament, and private sector.
He is currently working on numerous energy-related projects. Since he began playing golf in 2017, golf has been a significant part of his life as well as the lives of the entire family.
Nick is the owner and the CEO of Navlomar Group, a reputable shipping agency in Romania established in 1969 which provides high standard services to world’s most important ship owners, operators, charterers and brokers. Nick has a H.B.Econ., Bachelor of Laws and a Master in Financial Economics. He is married and has two daughters.
Due to his strong love for golf, experience, dedication, personality and in depth knowledge of golf rules and etiquette, qualities appreciated by golfers’ community, Nick took responsibility for all the etiquette and rules matters of the Romanian Golf Association.
On the golf course, Nick loves the competition with himself and is trying to become a better golfer. He became “intoxicated” with golf, by hazard, while on holiday in Dubai in 2005.
Iulian Cătălin Gogan, member of the Romanian Bar Association, has an experience of over 16 years. Between 1999 and 2001 he was an adviser of the State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour. He is specialized in commercial law, insurance law, tax law, banking law and cyber security law. He has represented clients in New York – USA, Zurich – Switzerland, Milano – Italy, European Court of Human Rights.
Vladimir is a Marketing Manager in the Games & Entertainment industry. With over a decade invested in Marketing & Communication, prior to gaming he has devoted several years to the energy & advertising industries.
His passion for golf started over 20 years ago, and he aims to mix business with pleasure in order to impact the awareness of the RGA brand in Romania and elevate the Association’s image.
These volunteers do not
represent a management structure in the classical sense, but a team of people
who have undertaken the task of dedicating a portion of their free time to the RGA activity.
In the the extent to which any member wishes to contribute and get involved in the RGA activity, we always welcome new volunteers – either offering time, work or sponsorships.