Coffee and Stories coming up! Let’s drink our lattes, cappuccinos, even teas together!
Coffee and Stories coming up Saturday December 15th! Let’s drink our lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites or (oh, no) even teas together, listening to my two guests, Princess Lia of Romania and Damian Galvin have a meaningful conversation.
Coffee & Stories with HRH Princess Lia of Romania
In this edition of Coffee and Stories, Dana A Tudose-Tianu has the privilege to talk to Her Royal Highness, Princess Lia of Romania. Princess Lia’s life has been an expression of her efforts and talents in humanitarian work, policy building and business. She studied at Oxford where she founded the “Oxford Archives” at the Bodleian Library. She was on the Board of Governors of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation. She also served on the Governor of California, Jerry Brown’s Public School Education Committee. Her Royal Highness is a Member of the Executive Committee for the International Red Cross London Branch, and currently serves as Vice President of the Prince Paul Foundation for Romania. She is the founder of S.O.S (Save our Schools) programs for elementary schools and high schools in Romania.
Damian Galvin is the Managing Director of White Mountain Property Agentie Imobiliara.
Trained as Mechanical Engineer, worked in Automotive Engineering, Design, Manufacturing for 24 years. In the second half of that career, I set up & led a cost-optimisation team for Aston Martin Car company that resulted in production cost savings of 24% using design, commercial & financial methods. I set up a strategy to speed up common vehicle repairs, resulting in significant warranty savings & lower ownership costs (which also benefits vehicle residual values & improves brand reputation), a strategy Jaguar Car company later mirrored with a team of 44 staff.
I moved into Romanian Real Estate in 2007 to create the brand, White Mountain Property (www.whitemountain.ro) starting as a Residential Property Management & Rental agency in Brasov, Romania, later expanding in 2014 into Bucharest with 2 more offices. In 2017 we added Commercial & Industrial Real Estate & transacted one of the top 20 commercial sales nationally.
One area we have been strong at, combining my past work experience, is in Property/ Asset optimization, such as improving property yield. I have also undertaken various factory optimization exercises in process, cost & waste reduction.
White Mountain currently provide maintenance services to companies such as Apple, Lego, Tommy Hilfiger as well as various Foreign Embassies in Bucharest.
Coffee and Stories is a platform of positive thinking and positive action, promoting values that are also captured in 4 of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
The SDGs that have inspired Coffee and Stories’ own mission are:
– to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities;
– to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
– to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
– promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
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