Simona Branisteanu

Simona Branisteanu

I remember my dads first car was a small Renault... I was so proud as cars were extremely rare in Romania, back then. As I grew up, I spent my youth preparing for the Military Accademy but, that didn't work out for me. Instead, I started focusing on helping my dad with his business. Then, got married and started a business, in 1990, shortly after my daughter was born. My husband was still a student when our business started booming. Then, when he finished university, he had to split his time between work and business... Autorom was one of the first Automotive Importers in Eastern Europe and quicly became the largest volume wholesaler in the area. In 1995, we emigrated to Canada and began a new life. Little did I know, that my love for cars and business will fuel such a great career and life style. I am looking back, with pride, at all the accomplishments in both family and career... I remember my 5 years old daughter telling everyone she wants to be a "business man" like mom and dad, and seeing how wonderful business suits her, can't help but think that she must've had good models. My husband, is also very accomplished in his field. We are a hard working family but find time to enjoy ourselfs and our 3 Rottweilers. Our lovely daughter is on the right path to become a fantastic business person. Life is beautiful...