Wissam Khoury

Finastra Opens New Office in Bucharest With 550 Employees and Contractors

FinastraFinastra, the third largest financial technology company in the world, has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania, in order to strengthen its position in the country and the region. Daniel Paunica, Senior Director Development, Capital Markets, will be based in the new office.

Paunica said: “We are determined to become the most inclusive and diverse employer in Fintech in the region and globally. For that, we need to make sure that our offices inspire our employees, breed creativity and encourage collaboration. The new Bucharest space offers this level of environment where employees can truly collaborate to innovate.”

The site hosts over 550 employees and contractors and is located in the Orhideea Towers, a Center of Excellence for Treasury and Capital Markets, which comprises product development, sales, customer support, global payroll, recruitment, and human resources businesses. Located over three floors, the Finastra office holds 800 working spaces, 53 meeting rooms, six lunch areas, a gym, and multiple relaxation rooms.

Anda Manu, Managing Partner at AMA Design, was in charge of the design of the workspace. Manu commented: “We teamed up with some of the best experts in Romania, from designers to project managers, to create a masterpiece office, unique in its offering and design. We believe that the finished environment will be a source of inspiration and innovation for Finastra employees.”
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Earlier this year, Finastra apointed ex-Calypso executive Pedro Porfirio to lead global field and customer engagement with capital markets customers and prospects. In February 2018, the firm acquired Olfa Soft SA and its cutting-edge FX e-trading platform for banks and financial institutions. Finastra is the result of the merger of Misys and D+H.