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2016 EB Candidate – Verineia Codrean

Name Verineia Codrean
Nationality Romanian
Residence Guangzhou, China
NomCom Recommendation Recommend for a position on AAI’s Management Team this year instead of on the Executive Board
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Professional Career I’m an assassin. I don’t kill people, I kill things. At my first job, as project manager for the 1st wine exhibition in Romania, I killed the idea that only a wine expert can build a large scale industry event. When teaching “Decision Making” at Babes-Bolyai, I killed the idea that you need to have decades of experience under your belt to have fully committed students. As head sommelier at Celebrity Cruises, I killed the idea that you can only work under an existing JD, when the HQ in Miami asked me, instead of leaving, to create my own JD. When I arrived to China, I’ve killed the idea that you can’t do BIG things right away.
AIESEC Experience Joined AIESEC in 2005, the OGX department. As OCVP Reception for a national conference, I used my persuasion skills to keep 500 participants from being thrown out when the hotel that discovered we had more attendees than we paid for (they discovered that by counting the tooth brushes in each room, and that memory still makes us giggle). I’ve concluded my AIESEC experience as Alumni Manager where I started a monthly alumni club with accomplished business people as speakers. I’ve succeeded to bring the most rich person and successful businessman in Transylvania, which was up to that date one of the most successful alumni events for our LC.
Alumni Experience Since I’ve moved to China, 4 years ago, I’ve participated at local and international conferences, planned local alumni meet ups, facilitated business contacts between alumni and my international network, served as a business mentor for local alumni and as a speaker at local events. My latest contribution was as project manager for the promotion video for the launch of our alumni platform by using my business network (National Radio, a professional actor for the voice over, finding a video editor after 3 previous ones had challenges completing the project), and I’m looking forward to serving even more our alumni global community.
What is your vision for AAI? Continue creating a powerhouse for AAI, where we can stand together, all 1mln of us, online & offline to become a force of change. A way to accomplish that is through communicating the real value of alumnet platform that will help alumni from different corners of the world to connect. Different generations of alumni understand differently how they see the way they can add value to the community and facilitate or even create those ways, where needed, because there is no one-solution-suits- it-all approach. For us, leadership is an obligation and I want to bring our power of worldwide connection towards real talk followed by actions.
What skills and perspective would you bring to the Executive Board? I’m a sharp shooter in business, fierce when pursuing a goal, and not knowing what giving up means. I easily find my own motivation when working alone. I’ve delivered tangible & measurable results in my work and while volunteering (i.e Public Speaking trainings for Chinese Startups and Women in Tech) as well as landed my PR & business development skills to our dragon boat team that, since I took the role of PR manager, got featured in local & national TV and press, got interest from corporate sponsors as well as incorporated successfully a smart initiative to recruit new members. I’m a natural cheerleader & efficient with minimal budget.
What, specifically, would you most like to work on as an EB member? (1) Youth Professionalism. The young alumni are missing. To attract them we’ll offer something of hight value. A growing trend is multiple skills development, i.e. digital literacy (new career currency). We’ll offer online master classes by alumni that cracked the anticipated skills’ code. (2) Connectivity-empowering strong country ambassadors for authentic connections, showing successful examples of a region using alumnet with great results. (3 )Legacy-you can start a change, but you can’t sustain it on your own. Promote & market a hub through which alumni can share their legacy or find those that will build it with them, and help it last.
Are you willing and committed to undertake responsibility for developing, implementing and overseeing specific tasks at AAI? Yes
Will you be able to attend two in-person meetings per year and participate in monthly calls? Yes
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Will you be in Warsaw for the election on August 21? Yes
What is your term availability? Available for any term up to three years
References
Tay Yew Beng Peter

Professional experience
Businessman

AIESEC and Alumni experience
NCP 1972/1973 AIESEC SINGAPORE; PRESIDENT 1976/78 AIESEC SINGAPORE ALUMNI, MEMBER BOARD OF ADVISORS AIESEC SINGAPORE SINCE 1986; MEMBER BOARD OF ADVISORS AAI 2015/2016

I have known Verineia SINCE 2013 HONGKONG.

HAVE THE CORRECT AIESEC VALUES AND SPIRIT; PLEASANT AND ENTHUSIASTIC DISPOSITION; ABLE TO COMMUNICATE & GOOD MARKETER; WIDE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE HAVING WORKED IN PRC AND OTHER ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONS; ABLE TO TRAVEL AND EXECUTE

She will bring MARKETING; PRESENTATION; PUBLIC RELATIONS; NETWORK; COMMUNICATIONS.

Gavin Ng

Professional experience
Special Assistant to the Chairman, Alliance Global Group, Inc.

AIESEC and Alumni experience
MCP, Singapore 1986-87 /
President, AAAP 2013-15
Conference 94.

I have known Verineia for four years

Verineia is a dedicated professional and once she sets her mind on her goals, she seeks to achieve them without fail.

Verineia is a go-getter and disciplined self-starter. Her work exposes her to different cultures and being based in Guangzhou, she has blended well into her environment and shown great adaptability and perseverance.