Co-chair and Director of IT, Euro Strada SRL
Former Co-Founder of Erste Telekom
Florin Tibre has been working at his family office headquartered in Romania since 1997. He was raised within the family business during the Romanian privatization era and started working in road and bridge construction while he was studying in the university. Moreover, he is the Co-chair and Director of IT of Euro Data Center, an IT company that provides cloud infrastructure as a service from its own IBM High Density Scalable Modular Data Center.
Leaping away from the family business in order to gain external, hands-on, and real-life experience after graduating with a degree of International Finance at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Tibre initiated his first start-up business when he was 24 within the agricultural sector, and was the first tobacco producer and exporter in Democratic Romania after the Fall of Communism.
The experience of Romania joining the European Union helped Tibre gain more international reach and made him co-found, with a German partner, a telecom start-up which served multinational Internet Service Providers with Voice-over-IP core technology within a wholesale business model. Keeping a solid reputation within the leading Telecoms in Central Eastern Europe, he started to invest in optical fiber networks and underground infrastructure and ultimately ranked up in deeper ISP core services as key supplier to Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and Liberty Global.
Tibre went back to his family’s business in order to secure more funding and to consolidate another IT branch, the Euro Data Center, which handles and keeps ISP data secure and compliant in the newest data center built in Romania. He commissioned IBM Corporation to build the data center, and his family office’s IT branch became an IBM Data Center Services supplier.
Tibre graduated from Hult International Business School as an EMBA in order to gain a more global reach to businesses and knowledge. Their family office started to diversify the construction and IT business and invested in automotive dealerships and the textile industry. He believes that working within an emerging economy is an opportunity. He continues to participate in and contribute to his country’s economic growth.
About Euro Data Center
Euro Data Center is a Tech-Venture focused on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solutions offering niche services to IT-sensitive companies and service providers. Its products and services include virtual and dedicated servers, high density colocation, private cloud services, internet access, and more. Euro Data Center was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Brasov, Romania.
Being a Net Neutral Cloud Server Provider, their products range from modern managed cloud services, dedicated physical server rentals, information security services, and complex disaster recovery services. Interconnection is being handled with Tier 1 and Tier 2 International Service Providers in order to provide low-latency, high-volume traffic around Europe.
Through advanced expertise and the use of project design instruments, they developed a solution based on modern technologies in data centers in order to facilitate the client’s ease of rapid implementation of IT and Telecommunication services and infrastructure. They assure enhanced flexibility, reduced operational costs, complexities, and risks.