Gabriela Matei, General Manager Microsoft Romania
Gabriela Matei has been leading Microsoft Romania as General Manager since July 2016. She is also a member of the Microsoft’s Central and Eastern Europe Senior Leadership Team.
Gabriela Matei has a vast experince in the IT&C sector in Romania having held senior positions in both Telco and IT over the past 20 years.
She has been on the front line of digital change since her very arrival at Microsoft in 2012. As Cloud Strategy Director, she drove the significant effort of introducing the new cloud enabled solutions – and the disruption they bring – to the Romanian business landscape.
As the new business technology made its way through the Romanian business world, this process of advocating and managing changes for the new digital age continued through her tenure as lead of both Microsoft Romania’s Small and Midmarket Business as well as the organization’s extensive Partner Network, with significant results.
Previously, Gabriela Matei worked for over 15 years for Vodafone Romania, where her latest role was Chief Commercial Officer for the Enterprise Business Unit.
She stands for the further development of the country’s potential and believes in the catalyser role that technology can play:
„As a person contributing to the connectivity in Romania I witnessed the huge impact that the mobile technology had over the span of less than 10 years. I strongly believe that the industry I am representing now can multiply the positive impact impressively by advocating on all levels for the adoption of the latest developments in IT and by forging a new mindset through education.”