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Therme Group envisions, designs and builds some of the most advanced and complex constructions in the world. Discover the team behind our projects.

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Executive Board
Dr. Robert C. Hanea
President of the Board
Therme Group Worldwide

Dr. Robert C. Hanea

President of the Board
Therme Group Worldwide

Dr. Robert C. Hanea is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of  Therme Group, a leading global technology company and integrator of health, sustainability and recreation concepts. Its mission is to bring wellbeing to all by creating the world’s most advanced experiences to enhance mind, body and soul.

Mr. Hanea serves on the boards of several investment companies, architecture and law practices. He currently maintains co-chair positions on the boards of various foundations dedicated to education and medical support programs.

Stelian S. Iacob
VP of the Board
Therme Group Worldwide

Stelian S. Iacob

VP of the Board
Therme Group Worldwide

Stelian S. Iacob is the COO of Therme Group where he focuses on all aspects of facility operation, and also manages the A-Heat Group real estate fund.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Iacob oversaw operations at Therme Group’s facility in Bucharest, where he focused on improving service quality and reputational and brand enhancement through the development and retention of key talent.

Mr. Iacob holds an LL.M. from the Romanian-German University of Sibiu.

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Burmeister
VP of Technology
Therme Group Worldwide

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Burmeister

VP of Technology
Therme Group Worldwide

The work of Professor Burmeister is characterized by pursuing excellence in engineering. Optimizing structural solutions to create architectural freedom is part of his performance spectrum. The aim is to realize structures that are, of course, safe, but also economical and beautiful. The solid basis of consequent optimization is the application of numerical simulation together with expertise in design and construction.

His work as a CEO of Delta-X engineering company is characterized by implementing high-tech numerical simulations to a broad spectrum of engineering solutions out of structural engineering, machinery and plant engineering together with automotive applications.

Scientific lecturing and activities derive from structural dynamics, stability and nonlinear behavior.

Mikolaj Sekutowicz
VP of Business Strategy and Culture
Therme Group Worldwide

Mikolaj Sekutowicz

VP of Business Strategy and Culture
Therme Group Worldwide

Mikolaj Sekutowicz is the VP of Business Strategy and Culture at Therme Group. Responsible for the global rollout, Sekutowicz initiated the Therme Art Program, and serves as its curator. Being a lawyer and management professional his whole career, Sekutowicz was also founding director of TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art and publisher of art related books.

Edelfried Balle
VP of System Integrations
Therme Group Worldwide

Edelfried Balle

VP of System Integrations
Therme Group Worldwide

Edelfried Balle is Chief Executive Officer of Therme ARC GmbH, the German-based architecture and design division of Therme Group. As of 2017 he has been CEO of the entire WUND Group West which comprises high quality leisure and thermal spa facilities in Germany – Badeparadies Schwarzwald in the Black Forest, Therme Sinsheim near Stuttgart and Heidelberg, and Therme Euskirchen near Cologne.

All facilities cumulated welcome circa two million guests per year and employ a total of circa 350 persons directly, and a further 350 contracted workers.

Previously he was a member of the executive board and Chief Financial Officer of several companies and real estate projects within the WUND Group. He joined the WUND Group in 2010.

After his academic graduation in 1987 he immediately assumed a superior management assignment in a large German construction company. In 1990 he opened his own company. The firm consulted to construction companies in the fields of business, economics, and IT development. It was sold successfully after four years.

His subsequent career took him to senior management positions as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in large international construction enterprises, including F. KIRCHHOFF AG and STRABAG AG. Throughout his career his main field of competence has been in strategic business development, reorganization, and restructuring.

Viorel Beltechi
VP of Corporate Affairs
Therme Group Worldwide

Viorel Beltechi

VP of Corporate Affairs
Therme Group Worldwide

Viorel Beltechi is the CEO of Therme Group Asia and also serves as the VP of Corporate Affairs within the Therme Group Worldwide Executive Advisory Board. An experienced diplomat, he played key roles working in various government departments, particularly in the energy sector.

Among his many achievements were promoting and developing the economic relationship between Romania and China, as well as coordinating the energy sector in the 16+1 Central and Eastern Europe cooperation with China.

Philipp H. Treml
VP of Research & Development
Therme Group Worldwide

Philipp H. Treml

VP of Research & Development
Therme Group Worldwide

Philipp H. Treml is the Head of R&D at Therme Group, where he supports the integration of complex technologies in various investments around the world. This includes leading the team that implemented the geothermal heating and treatment installations at Therme’s Bucharest facility.

Prior to joining Therme Group, Mr. Treml oversaw the development and implementation of new technologies with A-Heat AG and its subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary, Mexico, and Indonesia.

Mr. Treml holds a BSC in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

Heiko Wollmann
VP for Development
Therme Group Worldwide

Heiko Wollmann

VP for Development
Therme Group Worldwide

After gaining an engineering degree in construction management from the University of Karlsruhe, Heiko Wollmann joined the WUND architectural firm in 1997 as a project manager.

After the successful completion of very large projects—among them, several hospitals, the Hanover Fairground in Germany, and the Innsbruck Football Stadium in Austria—he was appointed to the executive board of the WUND Group of Companies.

He is in charge of the development of all new Therme Group projects and leads the existing operations of the largest spa facilities in the Black Forest, Sinsheim, and Cologne-Euskichen.

Elvira Calugaritoiu
VP of Corporate Operations
Therme Group Worldwide

Elvira Calugaritoiu

VP of Corporate Operations
Therme Group Worldwide

Elvira Calugaritoiu is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations at Therme Group, where she leads the operational finance team, overseeing HR, F&B, and ERP implementation.

Prior to joining Therme Group, Ms. Calugaritoiu was a board member at Domo Retail SA, having previously led their expansion. As a board member, she coordinated developments from site evaluation through to negotiation, acquisition, and restructuring and network strategy team. Before joining Domo, Ms. Calugaritoiu had been a leading role in the expansion of Kaufland Romania, a company of the world`s leading retailer Schwarz Gruppe.

Ms. Calugaritoiu holds a BBA from the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest, where she graduated summa cum laude in Management, Marketing and Accounting.

Robert Solomon
VP of Project Finance
Therme Group Worldwide

Robert Solomon

VP of Project Finance
Therme Group Worldwide

Robert Solomon is one of the leading experts in corporate leadership, investment, and finance. Among his responsibilities are investment strategy and the strategic setup and implementation of corporate and international financing structures. On an organizational level, he is also in charge of market analyses and planning operational endeavors.

Rainer Maelzer
VP Franchising & Partnerships
Therme Group Worldwide

Rainer Maelzer

VP Franchising & Partnerships
Therme Group Worldwide

Mr. Maelzer joined Therme Group in 2018 as a full member of the team and is in charge of the Leisure Department at Therme.

Mr. Maelzer is the co-founder of WiegandMaelzer GmbH, a company dedicated to the sale, development and realization of leisure facilities in water and theme parks. With twenty years experience in the leisure industry, Mr. Maelzer has implemented world-class award winning
attractions, from various Therme projects, up to custom solutions on cruise ships.

Mr. Maelzer holds a MBA degree from the University of Innsbruck, as well as an Engineering degree from University of Applied Sciences, Innsbruck.

Duncan Newbury
Digital Strategy Director
Therme Group Worldwide

Duncan Newbury

Digital Strategy Director
Therme Group Worldwide

Duncan is a marketer and entrepreneur with a background in sports, leisure, entertainment, media and events. His early career was with The Guardian newspaper during the launch of its website, now a major global online force.

Through his career he has worked with world-leading consumer and professional events organizers and venues including Telegraph Events, ExCeL London and Chatham House. In 2011 he founded a successful resort-specialist ski holiday company and more recently a digital marketing agency, helping clients to succeed in the digital world.

As a digital expert, Duncan believes technology has the power to transform businesses, deliver exceptional experiences and have a positive impact on the world. His personal passions include active and adventure travel, skiing and running.

Group-Companies Leadership
Andrada Seitan
Chief Communications Officer
Therme Group Media

Andrada Seitan

Chief Communications Officer
Therme Group Media

Andrada Seitan is the Chief of Communications and Public Relations division at Therme.

Thanks to her great experience in Marketing and PR, she excels in managing and developing integrated campaigns.
Andrada is coordinating research, advertising, media, PR and production suppliers, being also responsible for internal and external communication, developing Media and Marketing partnerships.

Previously, she was managing a top 10 advertising agency, her experience covering also brand strategy and integrated marketing campaigns development for international brands.

Ann-Kathrin Fritsch
Assistant to the CEO
Delta-X

Ann-Kathrin Fritsch

Assistant to the CEO
Delta-X

After her commercial education, Mrs. Fritsch is a member of Delta-X and the assistant of Professor Burmeister. She is responsible for the planning, execution and coordination of administrative processes, including the preparation of presentations, meetings and decisions. Mrs. Fritsch maintains customer contact and secures the internal and external communication flow. Furthermore, she actively helps with project work and coordinates the travel management for Delta-X.

Anne-Marie Garner
Chief Legal Officer
Therme Group UK

Anne-Marie Garner

Chief Legal Officer
Therme Group UK

Anne-Marie spent 20 years working as a lawyer in the City of London, latterly as Legal Director for a FTSE 100 sustainable technology company, before joining Therme Group UK to work as their Chief Legal Officer.

Antje Hiller
Accounting & Management Assistant
Delta-X

Antje Hiller

Accounting & Management Assistant
Delta-X

Antje Hiller is working for the engineering company Delta-X since 2004. In close collaboration with the Vice President of Technology, she is responsible for the cost controlling, budgeting and invoicing for the projects. Since June 2019 she is also responsible for the financial accounting.

She is representing the management assistant as well.

Björn Treuter
Architect
Therme ARC

Björn Treuter

Architect
Therme ARC

Björn Treuter is working as an architect for architectural design and development since 1998.

Bogdan Bogdanescu
IT Manager
Therme Group HQ

Bogdan Bogdanescu

IT Manager
Therme Group HQ

Bogdan Bogdanescu leads the IT Department of Therme and has coordinated the installation and configuration of the largest Dell network in Europe. He is an experienced IT professional with a demonstrated history of working in the fields of IT Infrastructure, Virtualization, Network Administration, Server Management and IT Planning.

Calin Andrei
Public Relations Director
Therme Group Asia

Calin Andrei

Public Relations Director
Therme Group Asia

Călin Andrei is responsible for Public Relations for Therme Asia. During his time in China, he has studied the local arts, culture, language and history, participating in multiple cultural and artistic events such as exhibitions, forums, language and speech contests.

Christiane Krauss
Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Christiane Krauss

Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Since 2015 Christiane Krauss is working as an interior designer for the company Wund / Therme ARC.
Her main tasks is to create drafts, layouts, modelling and visualizations as well as graphic illustrations and presentations.

Miss Krauss completed her BA study for interior design 2008 in Marbella / Andalucia / Spain and continued her
MA study in Hertfordshire / London / England.
After her graduation she worked in renowned design departures f.e. Harrods in London.

Claus Reichard
Technician
Therme ARC

Claus Reichard

Technician
Therme ARC

Claus Reichard is a member of the Interior Design department of Therme Arc GmbH, where he is responsible for the construction and detailing of the interior fittings.

Before joining the Therme Arc , Mr. Reichard worked in various companies in the areas of construction, work preparation, calculation and project management.

Mr. Reichard is a state certified wood technician in industrial engineering.

Cosmin Ciric
Wellness Manager
Therme Group HQ

Cosmin Ciric

Wellness Manager
Therme Group HQ

Cosmin is the Wellness Manager at Therme, where his knowledge in aromatherapy, homeopathy and kinesiology are put to good use, towards aiding our clients to take care of their health through prevention. His passion for herbalism, fitness and other alternative therapies is yielded to create the holistic wellbeing rituals our clients experience every day at Therme.

Prior to joining Therme Group, Cosmin worked as a therapist for muscle and joint injuries in hospitals as well as being the Spa Manager on cruise ships, commandeering a team of therapists, cosmeticians, personal trainers and supplement sales agents.

Cosmin holds a Bachelors degree in Kinetic-therapy and Special Motor Skills and is currently attending a Master of Arts in Intercultural Management.

Cristian Coica
Head of Construction Management
Therme Group HQ

Cristian Coica

Head of Construction Management
Therme Group HQ

Cristian leads and coordinates all processes on the construction site. With his team of supervisors and project managers, he keeps track of all processes from detail execution planning, material allocation to managing the huge complexity of coordinating over 600 companies on site.

His responsibilities include budgeting, negotiations with suppliers, logistical planning, deployment, scheduling, quality control and safety management.

Cristian’s vast expertise includes all domains of construction, from concrete and steel works over electric, hydraulics, ventilation and heating systems, Cristian’s leadership is needed in the complex stages when the crafts interweave.

Before Cristian worked in Construction, he headed an HR department in Germany, where he was responsible for 20 000 employees.

Cristian started his career as a public administration specialist, the insights from this time into public administration and respective procedures continue to serve him well in submission and permit processes until today.

Dagmar Kopf
Architect
Therme ARC

Dagmar Kopf

Architect
Therme ARC

Dagmar Kopf is a member of the architectural department.

Before joining Therme ARC, Mrs. Kopf worked at the Architekturbüro WUND, Friedrichshafen, for more than 10 years.
In addition to the design and execution planning, her tasks included the design of the interior greenery.

Mrs. Kopf holds a M.Sc. in architecture from University of Siegen, Germany, and is a member of the ‘Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects’.

Elena Morariu
Strategic Cultural Advisor
Therme Group Worldwide

Elena Morariu

Strategic Cultural Advisor
Therme Group Worldwide

As Strategic Cultural Advisor, Elena Morariu oversees the Department of Cultural Programming and artistic projects within Therme Group. She serves as a liaison between Therme Group and Therme Art Program by creating comprehensive strategies that integrate artistic projects into Therme Group’s facilities.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Morariu spent over a decade in the publishing and media industries, holding positions such as editor-in-chief and PR manager. Ms. Morariu’s previous experience also includes collaborations with foreign cultural institutions.

 

Evgeny Kvetny
Engineer
Delta-X

Evgeny Kvetny

Engineer
Delta-X

Evgeny Kvetny gets his engineering degree in civil engineering at the MISIS University of Moscow and his additional studies at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. In 2006 he joined the Delta-X GmbH engineer company. His topics include façade constructions, complex glazing and geometrics studies.

Florentina Vladan
Head of Access Control
Therme Group HQ

Florentina Vladan

Head of Access Control
Therme Group HQ

Florentina is the Head of Access Control with more than 10 years’ experience in providing excellent customer service, handling daily accounts and maintaining inventory. Her responsibilities include supporting the software integration of the Access Control and Sales system with Casa system and the ERP software.

Ingrid Strobel
Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Ingrid Strobel

Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Ingrid Strobel works at ThermeArc as an interior designer specializing in design and layout.

Prior to joining ThermeArc, she worked for the Josef Wund Group for many years and was involved in planning major bathing and hotel projects in Erding, Sinsheim, Euskirchen and Titisee-Neustadt.

At the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, she holds a degree in Design, Interior Architecture with Dipl.Ing. completed.

James Mark
Director
Therme Group UK

James Mark

Director
Therme Group UK

James is an accomplished business leader with over 25 years’ experience working with many of the UK’s flagship venues.   A former Executive Board Director of ExCeL London, James held P&L responsibility for both commercial and operational divisions, including ExCeL’s participation in the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games.  James led the development and implementation of many core management systems and was integral to the construction of London’s ICC and in delivering a new commercial services strategy for the business.

 

Other recent roles include Venue General Manager of the London Olympic Stadium for the 2017 World Athletics Championships and Independent Technical Advisor to the UK Government, Department of International Trade, supporting the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.  James is also Chairman of the charity Reverence for Life UK.

 

As company Director for Therme Group UK, James shares responsibility for the strategic planning and tactical implementation of the Therme UK businesses.

Johannes Flügel
Head of Architecture
Therme ARC

Johannes Flügel

Head of Architecture
Therme ARC

Johannes Flügel is the Head of the Architecture Department at Therme ARC, where he is in charge of the design and execution planning of thermal spa facilities all over the world. This includes leading the team of the architects of Therme ARC GmbH in Markdorf.
Prior to joining Therme ARC, Mr. Flügel worked at the Architekturbüro WUND, Friedrichshafen, where he was engaged among other projects in the design and realization of several large spas in Germany.
Mr. Flügel holds a diploma in architecture from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and is a member of the German Chamber of Architects.

John Constantinescu
Chief Design Officer
Therme Group Media

John Constantinescu

Chief Design Officer
Therme Group Media

With 15+ years of experience in branding, digital media, art-direction and with more than 200 developed UI & UX projects, John oversees all design efforts at Therme Group, ranging from branding and marketing implementations to Therme proprietary software and applications.

Prior to joining Therme Group, John worked with acclaimed brands, such as Rolex, Shell, FC Utrecht, Ajax Amsterdam, Finamore, WeFashion, Pololine, Lagardere, Nepi Rockcastle on projects ranging from complete m-commerce platforms to brand experiences and digital consumer activations.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Marketing from the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania.

Livia Stan
Director Corporate Relations
Therme Group HQ

Livia Stan

Director Corporate Relations
Therme Group HQ

From 2017 to 2019, Livia was a Director in the Tax and Legal Services department of PwC Romania and part of the Public Sector Services integrated team. She has been involved in managing a wide range of large investment projects, with a focus on access to finance.

Livia holds a Bachelor degree in law (2002) and a Master in eGovernance (2008), followed by post-graduate studies in Urban Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (2004).

She has extensive experience in structuring, contracting and implementing complex projects with pre-accession and post-accession European funding and state aid mechanisms, delivering training sessions on concessions, public procurement and state aid and has participated in the elaboration of specific legislation on public procurement, concessions and state aid in Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Luminita Tabirca
Director of Architecture
Therme Group Asia

Luminita Tabirca

Director of Architecture
Therme Group Asia

Luminita’s expertise in the field of architecture and design, acquired in China over the last decade, facilitates Therme Group’s expansion in Asia. Her responsibilities include developing concept designs, location analysis assessments and project implementation.

Lutz Eitel
Head of Structural Engineering
Delta-X

Lutz Eitel

Head of Structural Engineering
Delta-X

Lutz Eitel is the Office Manager of Delta-X GmbH, Stuttgart.

With his engineering degree in construction engineering (University of Stuttgart) Mr. Eitel joined the Delta-X GmbH engineer company in 2000.

The solutions created by Delta-X GmbH stand for structural engineering in an architecturally sophisticated environment.

Since 2000, the design and construction of innovative structures has been the focus of his work as a project manager. The projects he works on include long span lightweight roofs, innovative buildings and movable structures.

Mariana Suciu
Head of Market Research & Analysis
Therme LAB

Mariana Suciu

Head of Market Research & Analysis
Therme LAB

Before joining Therme Group, Mariana was involved in the events & exhibition industry, for 18 years holding various positions within the biggest exhibition center in Romania, including Managing Director.

Mariana holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Relations, followed by post-graduate studies in Human Resources Management, Quality Management and Trade Fair Management.

With an eye for details, she manages to see beyond the obvious in our projects and brings new and out-of-the box ideas, improved strategies, by tactfully setting and overcoming new boundaries.

Alongside her team, Mariana is one of our key assets in developing interesting, outstanding and suitable projects.

Maximilian Schorer
Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Maximilian Schorer

Interior Designer
Therme ARC

Maximilian Schorer is on the interior design team of ThermeARC, his primary responsibilities include the entire design process from concept sketches to detailed construction documentation. He also specializes in 3D CAD modeling and renderings. He holds a Master Craftsman title.
Prior to joining ThermeARC, he worked on the interior design team of the Wund Group which has realized several large Therme and hotel projects in Germany, e.g. Therme Sinsheim, Therme Euskirchen near Cologne and Hotel Victory Erding near Munich.

Michael Keefer
Head of Numerical Simulations
Delta-X

Michael Keefer

Head of Numerical Simulations
Delta-X

Michael Keefer is the Head of Numerical Simulations at Delta-X and Coordinator of BIM at Therme Group. He supports and performs the development and dimensioning of complex geometrical structures under static and dynamic aspects. By his competence in establishing and running quality management systems, he coordinates the establishment of BIM processes for Therme Group.

Prior to joining Delta-X. Mr. Keefer was a project manager for turnkey constructions.

Mr. Keefer holds a graduate in civil engineering from the University of Stuttgart.

Mihaela Vescu
Senior Research Analyst
Therme LAB

Mihaela Vescu

Senior Research Analyst
Therme LAB

Mihaela Vescu is one of our key people in the Therme Lab Division. With an extensive knowledge of over 15 years in marketing and project management, she has a keen sense of understanding the projects and foreseeing all their development possibilities.

Mihaela has a strong background in market analysis and manages to pass on the team the ability to understand and evaluate a great load of information in the most professional matter. Most of all, she is always eager to learn and upgrade her expertise in all areas, delivering high-quality studies that are cornerstones for future developments.

Oana Popescu
Media Director
Therme Group Media

Oana Popescu

Media Director
Therme Group Media

Oana Popescu is the Media Director at Therme Group Media with an experience of ten years in performing arts, video-production, advertising and marketing.

Her creative and dynamic personality helps bring our media content to life, making sure our projects express Therme’s values and virtues in the most compelling way.

Ms. Popescu holds both a BA and an MA in Theatre and Performing Arts from the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale”, Bucharest.

Patricia Popescu
Head of Architecture
Therme ARC

Patricia Popescu

Head of Architecture
Therme ARC

Patricia Popescu is the Head of Architecture at Therme ARC, where her competence in architecture, design, and strategic planning has enabled her to expand and refine Therme Group’s practical expertise in how it builds its facilities.

Prior to joining Therme Group, Ms. Popescu ran a private architecture practice, where she gained experience across diverse areas including interior design, commercial, and urban planning.

Ms. Popescu is a graduate of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, holding an MArch. She is also a member of the Romanian Order of Architects.

Peter Häusler
Architect
Therme ARC

Peter Häusler

Architect
Therme ARC

Peter Häusler has dedicated almost his entire professional life to building and sustaining the WUND Group of Companies, i.e. the Wund Therme Group. He is now in the project development of THERME facilities.

His extensive background includes studies of Architecture in Germany and California, USA, senior management positions in various companies of the Wund group, the project development of the Thermal Spa Munich-Erding and several years as general manager of the operating company for the initial four years.

Parallel to full-time work, he received his MBA in International Real Estate Management in 2011.

Pierre Lafontaine
Director of Strategy for Sport
Therme Group North America

Pierre Lafontaine

Director of Strategy for Sport
Therme Group North America

Pierre Lafontaine serves as Executive Vice President, Therme Group Canada, leading the company’s expansion into North America, and focusing on how Therme can meet the wellness and relaxation needs of Canadians.

Mr. Lafontaine is one of Canada’s most distinguished sports leaders and brings a wealth of experience to Therme Group Canada, having served as CEO and national coach of Swimming Canada, Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and Cross Country Canada.

Mr. Lafontaine holds a BSC in Biology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Raluca Necula
Events & PM Director
Therme Group Media

Raluca Necula

Events & PM Director
Therme Group Media

Raluca is a graduate of the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management and Marketing. Currently, she is the Events and Project Management Director within Therme Group Media.

Since 2016, when she started working with Therme, Ms. Necula initiated and developed the Events department, its procedures and partnerships, while overseeing budgets and implementation processes.

Leading the Group’s Events Department, she elaborates bespoke solutions to this unique business, designing consumer experiences that furthermore enforce Therme’s high standards of quality.

Remus Bogdan
Head of F&B
Therme Group HQ

Remus Bogdan

Head of F&B
Therme Group HQ

Remus is in charge of all Food & Beverage operations, planning and implementing the menus set-up, price strategy, food and beverage supplier negotiation. He manages one Thai a la carte restaurant, two high-volume restaurants (Humboldt and Greens), two Vitamin Bars and fifteen bars. His vast international F&B experience has helped him to successfully implement tremendous concepts for bars and restaurants.

Richard Land
Director
Therme Group UK

Richard Land

Director
Therme Group UK

With over 18 years of experience within the construction sector and a background in building services, Richard has branched into project and development management.

Before joining Therme he worked with Arup and WSP as an engineer, running the M&E Department for WSP in Romania, designing large commercial projects.

He subsequently joined a large Pan-European fund, with a value of ~€3 billion with properties in Sweden, Germany, Poland and Romania, that develop assets throughout Europe and adding value to existing assets as well as developing new. Following this, he founded his own consultancy company, offering engineering and project management services to projects throughout Europe and the UK.

Silke Kienzle
Project Manager
Delta-X

Silke Kienzle

Project Manager
Delta-X

With her engineering degree in construction engineering (University of Stuttgart) Mrs. Kienzle joined the Delta-X GmbH engineer company as a project manager in 2007. Her projects include for example complex façade constructions and long span lightweight roofs with glazing.

Prior to joining Delta-X GmbH, Mrs. Kienzle was project engineer at Werner Sobek Ingenieure and Josef Gartner GmbH.

Tonny van Hal
Head of Green Department
Therme Group HQ

Tonny van Hal

Head of Green Department
Therme Group HQ

Tonny van Hal is the head of the green department of Therme Group.

Since 1989 he was involved in many green projects, such as botanical gardens, butterfly gardens , tropical gardens in Zoo´s and wellness projects.  Some references are Therme Bukarest, Therme Euskirchen, Therme Sinsheim, Hotel Therme Erding, Amazonica Zoo Rotterdam, Elefantenhaus Zoo Zürich, Kopenhagen Towers Kopenhagen, Birds Park Russia Vorobyi , Pavillion Bahrein Expo Milano, Villages Nature Paris, Monsoon Forest Chester Zoo.

He worked for various companies being responsible for the purchase, import, export , acclimatization and sales of  (tropical) plants.

Udo Unger
Architect
Therme ARC

Udo Unger

Architect
Therme ARC

Udo Unger is member of the architectural department. Before joining Therme ARC, Mr. Unger worked in various architectural offices in Stuttgart, Dresden and Friedrichshafen. Mr. Unger studied at the HfT Stuttgart and TU Delft. He holds a diploma in architecture from the HfT Stuttgart and is a member of the Baden Württemberg Chamber of Architects.

Walter Klas
Head of Interior Design
Therme ARC

Walter Klas

Head of Interior Design
Therme ARC

Walter Klas is a master craftsman with a diploma in interior design. After several years as managing director and project manager in a large carpentry company he entered advanced training in interior design at the State Centre of Distance Studies in Darmstadt, Germany and graduated with a diploma. In 2012 he joined the Wund Group as Director of Interior Design.

In this function he was responsible for the interior design of the new large thermal spa projects and hotels in the Black Forest Titisee Neustadt, in Bad Wörishofen and Sinsheim, in Erding near Munich and Euskirchen near Cologne. He joined ThermeARC in 2018 in the function “Head of Interior Design”.

Zoia Bafani
Head of Planning Division
Therme Group UK

Zoia Bafani

Head of Planning Division
Therme Group UK

In her function as Director of the Planning Department, Zoia is responsible for identifying trends and drivers that influence and affect our business strategy. She is involved in analyzing the impacts of our buildings on both the urban and natural environments and sets them in the particular context of the region.

Her engagement with Therme Group extends from concept and design through space planning to tender documentation – for existing buildings as well as concept-phase buildings like the Events and Exhibition Centre. Her experience includes such projects as office buildings – IBM Romania, BCR ERSTE Bank, Mercedes offices, Timpuri Noi Offices, retail and residential buildings and restoration projects in Bucharest, where she was involved in concept design, permit process, and coordinating and supervising contractors on site.

Zoia holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Spiru Haret University, in Bucharest Romania.