Cristian Jurma- Chairman of the Board of Directors

General Manager, SC Vitas IFN SA, Romania

Cristian Jurma is the General Manager of Vitas Romania - a nonbank financial institution headquartered in western Romania and a Global Communities entreprise. He has a strong practical experience in microfinance and has been working in the field since 1998, fulfilling over time different top management positions with different microfinance institutions.

Mr. Jurma has more than 10 years of direct management experience in SME, housing and community infrastructure lending in Romania and Bosnia & Herzegovina and over 3 years of management experience in MIS and IT for microfinance. In this capacity, he developed and implemented a web based Loan Portfolio Management System for a network of development financial institutions in Eastern Europe and Middle East, in charge with collecting business requirements and analysis, planning and budgeting as well as training and support of users.

He has been also working as a consultant for microfinance projects in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Pakistan and currently he is a Member of the Board of MKF Lider, a Bosnian micro-credit organization.