Executive Management

GSP benefits from the competencies of an experienced executive management team, with an extensive professional experience in a variety of segments of the oil & gas industry. GSP’s executive management is accountable for the improvement of the working environment & culture, the ethical management of the business, and the strengthening & enlargement of the company customer base.

  • GABRIEL VALENTIN COMANESCU

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Comanescu established Grup Servicii Petroliere in 2004 and has served as President of the Board ever since. He was appointed CEO in July 2012. Mr. Comanescu entered the Romanian Commercial Navy in 1988, as electrical officer. 1992 marks his involvement in the general trading business and 1995 the establishment of the first oil service trading company, involved in oilfield equipment and spare parts supply. He has held executive positions in various companies activating in the oil & gas industry. He serves as President of GSP Holding, an integrated group of companies with activities in offshore drilling and construction, well intervention services, subsea services, hydro-technical construction, training, engineering, shipping, oilfield equipment production, as well as in the tourism sector. Mr. Comanescu has a degree in Naval Electromechanical Engineering from the “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy, Constanta. He is a Romanian citizen.

  • MIHAI BRATU

    Mihai Bratu webDeputy Chief Executive Officer 

    Mr. Bratu was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in August, 2017.  

    Prior to this, he has held the Chief Financial Officer position, since 2005. Mr. Bratu joined GSP in 2004 as the Head of Economical Office. He started working as an economist within Petromar, the Constanta branch of Petrom.

    Mr. Bratu has a diploma in Economical Sciences, Finance and Marketing from the Faculty of Economical Sciences within Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania.

  • LUMINIȚA MILITARU

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    Chief Financial Officer

    Mrs. Luminița Militaru was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August, 2017. Previously, she held the the Head of Treasury Department position for 7 years. Mrs. Militaru has six years experience in treasury and financial analysis within Rompetrol Petrochemicals` Finance and Business Development Department.

    Mrs. Militaru holds a Master degree in Project Management from the Faculty of Economical Sciences within Ovidius University, Constanta and a degree in Advanced Financial Analysis from the Romanian Banking Institute.

  • RADU PETRESCU

    Chief Communications Officer

    Mr. Petrescu was appointed Chief Communications Officer in 2005 and is responsible for GSP`s global communications strategies.

    Mr. Petrescu oversees the company’s external and internal communications functions,  including corporate communications, marketing communications and media relations. He also serves as the company`s spokesperson.

    Prior to joining GSP, Mr. Petrescu held similar positions in various companies and  worked as a Political Consultant within the Center for Political Studies and Comparative Analysis (CPSCA).

    Mr. Petrescu holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Bucharest, as well as an MBA degree from the DeSales University, Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Petrescu is a Romanian citizen and he resides in Bucharest.

  • MIHAI CARLAN

    Chief Offshore Construction Officer

    Mr. Carlan joined in 2008 GSP’s team after holding several managerial positions within Petromar, where he entered in 1987 as production engineer further advancing in his career to positions such as O.I.M.-Offshore Installation Manager, Head of Production Department, Deputy General Manager. Mr. Carlan has also occupied the position of Field Production Manager for White Nile (5a) Petroleum Operating Company Ltd.  – Sudan Oil and Gas Onshore Company.  Mr. Carlan set up the GSP’s offshore constructions department, coordinating at the moment the onshore fabrication activities, the offshore construction operations within the current projects. Mr. Carlan has a diploma in drilling and production wells engineering, graduating the University of Petroleum Engineering Ploiesti. He also attended a series of training and specialization courses in the offshore construction, safety systems of the technological equipments, process management, in France, Italy, U.K., The Netherlands, and Canada. He is a Romanian citizen residing in Constanta.

  • VASILE NICOLAE

    Vasile NicolaeDrilling Managing Director

    Mr. Nicolae  was appointed Drilling Managing Director in November 2017. He has previously held various management positions within GSP: Drilling Projects Manager, between 2011-2017; Deputy General Manager / Drilling Division Executive Manager, between 2006-2011; Project Manager “ Atlas “ Jack-up Rig Upgrade, between 2005-2006. Mr. Nicolae has considerable experience in drilling, domain he embraced immediately after graduating from the Oil and Gas Institute, Ploiesti, in 1987.

    He holds a MS degree in Engineering from The Oil and Gas Drilling and Exploitation Faculty.

  • VASILE RACEANU

    Vasile RaceanuExecutive Officer, Naval Department

    Mr. Raceanu was appointed Executive Officer of the Naval Department in 2008. From 2005 to 2008 he was the lead auditor for management systems within GL – ESE.

    Mr. Răceanu entered the Romanian Commercial Navy in 1975, occupying various positions until becoming Head of operation department of Navrom, Constanta. Prior to joining GSP, he held various managerial positions within privately owned companies, both in the naval services and ISM Code and ISO standards consultancy.

    Mr. Raceanu graduated the Naval Institute, Constanta, becoming Deck Officer on sea going vessels in 1975. In 1981 he was certified Sea Captain by the Romanian Naval Authority. Specializing in management systems, he received the Lead Auditor certification  from Germanisher Lloyd  for the management systems – ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS, FSR (TAPA) within GL – ESE. Mr. Raceanu is a Romanian citizen and he resides in Constanta.