Ovidiu Șandor on ‘Restart'
– Hosted at AMBASADA
part of a series on Restart
About the speaker
Ovidiu Șandor is one of the most prolific real-estate entrepreneurs in Romania , CEO of Mulberry Development, which transformed a family heritage into a community heritage. He has studied software at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, but he loves art, contemporary art in particular, he collects old maps and is interested in social sciences and how technology becomes a link in today’s society. Ovidiu has founded and runs the biggest non-commercial contemporary art event in Romania, the bi-annual event Art Encounters, which prepares for the 3rd edition in 2019. In 2018, Ovidiu Șandor has extended is reach in community through an investment in education - British International School of Timișoara, the first local school following the British system in the west part of Romania.
The banks that joined forces to found UniCredit Group have a long tradition in promoting local culture and artistic events in the countries in which it operates. This commitment is evidenced by the extensive art collection of UniCredit Group and dozens of initiatives within UniCredit & Art Project. We believe that culture is always the engine of local economic development through its ability to sustain innovation and stimulate science economy.
Since we are very close to the communities in which we operate, we try to maintain a close relationship with them by encouraging all initiatives that contribute to their cultural enrichment. Thus, we support cultural diversity and offer support to projects in the area of music, literature, film, and visual arts.
The cultural-artistic component of the bank’s sustainable development strategy is materialized in our involvement in long-term partnerships. Our collaborators and partners include NGOs, cultural institutions, academies, curators, and artists.
Ovidiu Șandor has found himself many times in the need of generating restarts and takes the time on the 23rd of November to share that with the local CreativeMornings’ community.