Andreea moved to Canada from Romania at the age of 10 with her parents. In Europe, her father was a bus driver but in Canada he found himself unemployed. To help her father, Andreea accompanied him and acted as a translator. All their efforts proved unfruitful and her father was forced to buy his own used truck. This is when Andy Transport was born.
Andreea went on to study law at the University of Ottawa while continuing to work with her father and assuming various positions within the company. Spotting an opportunity to grow and combine new ideas with her father’s experience, in 2012, Andreea joined the family business fulltime.
Under her leadership, Andy Transport, an asset-based transportation company that operates a fleet of over 400 trucks and 800 trailers in Canada and the United States, witnessed a remarkable growth of its overall activities and was included in the GROWTH 500 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 5 years in a row.
2021 marked the official transition of ownership and leadership from Andreea’s father, who stepped down, to Andreea. In May 2021, at the age of 31, Andreea became majority shareholder and President and CEO of Andy Transport. The company is now a women-owned business certified by WBE Canada.
She is also one of the Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women (WXN), was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 and has been sitting on various boards of directors.