Mariana Rufa – Executive Director of the European Business Association in Moldova, one of the biggest business support organization in Moldova with a representation in more than 40 countries, member of the European Business Organization World Wide Network operating under the auspicious of DG Growth. EBA Moldova represents 85 local and international businesses. EBA key services are to support its members with an intense Advocacy Agenda aimed at EU Moldova legal harmonization process to ensure a better business climate in Moldova and to offer demand driven business support to catalyze business and economic development. EBA is also implementing a series of donor funded projects aimed at strengthening regional BSOs and regional SMEs capacities.
For 9 years Mariana Rufa has been managing EBA since its setting up. Her background is in business administration, policy development and project management. Yearly EBA is working on at least 40 legal initiatives out of which at least 30% are promoted. Besides the Policy agenda and business support offered to EBA Members, the association has been implementing more than 5 EU funded projects aimed at enhancing business management capacities of the regional SMEs and regional Business Support Organizations
– Policy and advocacy.
– Business administration.
– Project management.
Over the last 9 years Mariana Rufa has also supported setting up of EBAs in Armenia. Georgia and Belarus. Besides policy and advocacy support to members, EBA was always keen to support the Government in the policy making process actively participating in the Prime Minister Economic Council, Regulatory Impact Assessment process organized by the Ministry of economy and other PPD platforms. EBA has also supported regional business climate upgrade and compliance with bets EU standards