Bogdan Mîndrescu, 30, was named interim general manager of the Bucharest Aiports Company, a state-owned company that manages Romania’s biggest airport – the Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni, reports local Mediafax.
He replaced Liviu Radu, who has led the company since April 2013. Radu’s mandate was not prolonged by the board.
Mîndrescu was vice president of the Bucharest Airports Company’s board of directors from March 2016 until November 2016 and has been serving as president of the board since January 2017. He has also been the transport minister’s chief of staff since January 2017. However, transport minister Razvan Alexandru Cuc apparently supported former director Liviu Radu for a new mandate, but Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu did not agree with this.
Grindeanu is not particularly happy with the way transport minister Cuc has been handling the air transport sector and the priority infrastructure works, according to political sources.