Mrs Irina Doina Vlad (23 January 1968 – 2 June 2015), a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a Master of International Affairs – Academy of Economic Studies, had worked as an engineer within CFR since October 1992, and started in July 1999 at the Department of International Affairs of the National Railway Passenger Transportation Company “CFR Calatori”. Due to her outstanding professional merits, she was later promoted within the company as Head of International Affairs Dept. and then Director of International Affairs.
During her role exercised within CFR Calatori, she demonstrated solid professional training and successfully coped with challenges of various situations imposed by the work in international affairs. By the nature of her duties, she collaborated with international railway organisations and associations; she participated in various contract negotiations, discussions with consultants and foreign companies interested in the company’s activity, in organising international events at the general director level, etc.
During her entire career, she proved to be a responsible, trustworthy, communicative, enthusiastic and tenacious person, always ready to help her colleagues, being appreciated both by colleagues and all the people with whom she collaborated.
Tears and words cannot comprise the pain and regret before the “goodbye” message for our dear colleague, Irina Doina Vlad.
We thank and bring her our gratitude for all the years dedicated with professionalism to the railway sector.
She loved life, she loved her colleagues and she very much loved her job, but most of all, she loved Alexander, her only son.
We will never forget her kindness and smile in any difficult situation; we will never forget her ambition, free spirit, kind word and optimism.
UIC sends deepest condolences to her family and all her colleagues from Romania.
May her soul rest in peace!
(Source: Romanian Railways)
The UIC Director General, on behalf of the whole railway community, extends his condolences and would like to pay tribute to Irina Vlad through a piece of poetry:
“It’s what you give that creates all you dare
Your rose is made beautiful through your love and care”