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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

07 March 2022

Czech Zdenek Romanek has officially started his mandate as President and CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Romania after his...

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

01 March 2022

French-Romanian actress Anamaria Vartolomei picked up the Most promising actress award at this year’s Cesar Awards, the...

Romania Insider
13 July 2010

Razvan Sin is the new head of the retail department with DTZ Echinox, the firm has announced. He will replace Aura Voiculescu, who has stepped down to pursue a business school abroad. Razvan Sin has joined the real estate consultancy firm in 2007.

Romania Insider
08 July 2010

Jean Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, will come to Romania at the beginning of September, when the Romanian Central Bank (BNR) will celebrate 130 years of activity. An invitation was also sent to Ben Bernake, the head of the Federal reserves Systems in the US.

Romania Insider
06 July 2010

Real estate developer Avrig 35's CEO and founder Alexander Hergan (in picture) has left the helm of the company, being replaced by Haydn Wright, the real estate developer has announced. Hergan is the founder of Avrig 35, being one of the four American investors who have set up the group in 1999.

Romania Insider
06 July 2010

Jacob Hoekstra is the new country manager of Kilpatrick Executive Search Romania. He will be managing both newly expanded Romanian offices, Timisoara and Bucharest.

Kilpatrick opened its first Romanian office in 2006 in Timisoara, while the company’s consultants were also developing several projects in Bucharest.

Romania Insider
01 July 2010

Miroslaw Smyk, the head of Romtelecom's TV division, has decided to leave the company as of July 1st. Smyk, who has been managing the TV division since 2007, has been in charge of Romtelecom's growth on the TV segment. Before becoming Gm of the TV division, he has been in charge of the IPTV project within Romtelecom.

Romania Insider
24 June 2010

Jairaj Amin, the managing director of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank’s European syndication department, is understood to be leaving to work with Romanian billionaire entrepreneur Dinu Patriciu, according to a recent article run by propertyweek.com. “Amin is thought to be leaving to work with Romania’s richest man, the entrepreneur Dinu Patriciu. It is not clear yet what Amin’s role will be,” according to the publication.

Romania Insider
23 June 2010

Former Economy minister Codrut Seres, member of the Conservative Party (PC) is the new president of media companies Antena 1 SA and Intact Production SA, according to Mediafax newswire. Seres is also a member of the board of Antena 3 SA. Seres has a four-year mandate at Antena 1 SA and joins other four members of the board: Sorin Oancea, George-Sorin Alexandrescu, Pompiliu-Sorin Stoian and Gabriel-Cristian Arsene.

Romania Insider
22 June 2010

Johann Lurf is the new president of Volksbank Romania, after having recently received the ok from the Romanian Central Bank (BNR). BNR has also given green light for Udo Birkner, who will be the bank's vice president.
Johann Lurf was named president of Volksbank in March this year, replacing Gerald Schreiner. Lurf used to head Volksbank's subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Schreiner had been at the helm of Volksbank Romania since 2006, after being the bank's VP for three years.

Romania Insider
13 July 2010

Razvan Sin is the new head of the retail department with DTZ Echinox, the firm has announced. He will replace Aura Voiculescu, who has stepped down to pursue a business school abroad. Razvan Sin has joined the real estate consultancy firm in 2007.

Romania Insider
08 July 2010

Jean Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, will come to Romania at the beginning of September, when the Romanian Central Bank (BNR) will celebrate 130 years of activity. An invitation was also sent to Ben Bernake, the head of the Federal reserves Systems in the US.

Romania Insider
06 July 2010

Real estate developer Avrig 35's CEO and founder Alexander Hergan (in picture) has left the helm of the company, being replaced by Haydn Wright, the real estate developer has announced. Hergan is the founder of Avrig 35, being one of the four American investors who have set up the group in 1999.

Romania Insider
06 July 2010

Jacob Hoekstra is the new country manager of Kilpatrick Executive Search Romania. He will be managing both newly expanded Romanian offices, Timisoara and Bucharest.

Kilpatrick opened its first Romanian office in 2006 in Timisoara, while the company’s consultants were also developing several projects in Bucharest.

Romania Insider
01 July 2010

Miroslaw Smyk, the head of Romtelecom's TV division, has decided to leave the company as of July 1st. Smyk, who has been managing the TV division since 2007, has been in charge of Romtelecom's growth on the TV segment. Before becoming Gm of the TV division, he has been in charge of the IPTV project within Romtelecom.

Romania Insider
24 June 2010

Jairaj Amin, the managing director of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank’s European syndication department, is understood to be leaving to work with Romanian billionaire entrepreneur Dinu Patriciu, according to a recent article run by propertyweek.com. “Amin is thought to be leaving to work with Romania’s richest man, the entrepreneur Dinu Patriciu. It is not clear yet what Amin’s role will be,” according to the publication.

Romania Insider
23 June 2010

Former Economy minister Codrut Seres, member of the Conservative Party (PC) is the new president of media companies Antena 1 SA and Intact Production SA, according to Mediafax newswire. Seres is also a member of the board of Antena 3 SA. Seres has a four-year mandate at Antena 1 SA and joins other four members of the board: Sorin Oancea, George-Sorin Alexandrescu, Pompiliu-Sorin Stoian and Gabriel-Cristian Arsene.

Romania Insider
22 June 2010

Johann Lurf is the new president of Volksbank Romania, after having recently received the ok from the Romanian Central Bank (BNR). BNR has also given green light for Udo Birkner, who will be the bank's vice president.
Johann Lurf was named president of Volksbank in March this year, replacing Gerald Schreiner. Lurf used to head Volksbank's subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Schreiner had been at the helm of Volksbank Romania since 2006, after being the bank's VP for three years.

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