Aurel George PROOROCU

Aurel George (FIDE ID: 1215531) started his journey as a professional chess player at the age of 6, and in 2004, he won the “Romanian Chess Champion” title with his club team. At the age of 16, George followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) Company in Bucharest. CN was sold when he finished high school at the age of 18, having a maximum peak of 600 clients. Aurel George continued his career in the IT field, and in 2016 he was included in the “100 Faces of Innovation” volume published by Financial Times, for his involvement in the development of the internet sector in Romania.
Aurel George is currently working for ING Bank where he is managing the OPS team within the “Fraud & Cybersecurity” area. He is also the president of the “Online Chess Commission” within the Romanian Chess Federation.
In 2022 when Romania hosted the “World Youth Chess Championship” he awarded NFT (Non-fungible token) trophies to all medal winners, marking it as an important milestone in NFT history.
His goal within the “Social Commission” is to leverage new technologies and bridge the Chess and IT world to help address various issues like cerebral aging, mental health, children’s development, refugee integration, etc.

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