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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Former US ambassador to Romania, part of Joe Biden's transition team

Mark Gitenstein, a former ambassador of the United States to Romania between 2009 and 2012, is part of the advisory board of the Biden-Harris transition team, according to a September announcement quoted by Profit.ro.

The co-chairs, advisory board, and senior leadership of the Biden-Harris transition team will provide counsel on topics such as the public health crisis or the recession, according to a release on the transition team's website.

Gitenstein has been a senior counsel in the International Trade practice of Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. 

In September 2019, he received a new, three-year mandate as a member of the Board of Nominees of Fondului Proprietatea, the biggest investment fund in Romania.

Before serving as ambassador to Romania, Gitenstein spent two decades at Mayer Brown, focusing his practice primarily on government relations issues.

Before joining Mayer Brown in 1989, he was the executive director of the Foundation for Change and held several senior-level government positions, including chief counsel to the US Senate's Judiciary Committee.

(Photo: Marian Mocanu | Dreamstime.com)

[email protected]

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Former US ambassador to Romania, part of Joe Biden's transition team

Mark Gitenstein, a former ambassador of the United States to Romania between 2009 and 2012, is part of the advisory board of the Biden-Harris transition team, according to a September announcement quoted by Profit.ro.

The co-chairs, advisory board, and senior leadership of the Biden-Harris transition team will provide counsel on topics such as the public health crisis or the recession, according to a release on the transition team's website.

Gitenstein has been a senior counsel in the International Trade practice of Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. 

In September 2019, he received a new, three-year mandate as a member of the Board of Nominees of Fondului Proprietatea, the biggest investment fund in Romania.

Before serving as ambassador to Romania, Gitenstein spent two decades at Mayer Brown, focusing his practice primarily on government relations issues.

Before joining Mayer Brown in 1989, he was the executive director of the Foundation for Change and held several senior-level government positions, including chief counsel to the US Senate's Judiciary Committee.

(Photo: Marian Mocanu | Dreamstime.com)

[email protected]

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