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Andrei Chirileasa
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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. 

 

Romanian real estate mogul and his family die in Milan plane crash

Romanian businessman Dan Petrescu (68), his wife, his son and five of their friends died in a plane crash in Milan on Sunday afternoon, after the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off.

The aircraft, a Pilatus Pc-12, crashed into an empty office building close to the Milan airport. Petrescu’s family and their friends were reportedly flying to Sardinia, where the businessman had a large mansion, the Romanian media reported.

Almost unknown to the public, Dan Petrescu was one of the richest real estate moguls in Romania, according to Ziarul Financiar. He was a business partner of Romanian billionaire Ion Tiriac for whom he organized the tennis tournament in Madrid.

Petrescu controlled large areas of land in northern Bucharest, but also in the country. He used his land to develop large commercial spaces for retail chains such as Metro, Real (Auchan), and Jumbo which he later sold to these companies in multi-million-euro deals.

He never gave any interviews and there are very few photos with him. He reportedly preferred driving modest cars and tried not to stand out.

He lived in Monte Carlo and carried out his business in Romania mainly through offshore companies.

editor@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: vigilfuoco.tv)

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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. 

 

Romanian real estate mogul and his family die in Milan plane crash

Romanian businessman Dan Petrescu (68), his wife, his son and five of their friends died in a plane crash in Milan on Sunday afternoon, after the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off.

The aircraft, a Pilatus Pc-12, crashed into an empty office building close to the Milan airport. Petrescu’s family and their friends were reportedly flying to Sardinia, where the businessman had a large mansion, the Romanian media reported.

Almost unknown to the public, Dan Petrescu was one of the richest real estate moguls in Romania, according to Ziarul Financiar. He was a business partner of Romanian billionaire Ion Tiriac for whom he organized the tennis tournament in Madrid.

Petrescu controlled large areas of land in northern Bucharest, but also in the country. He used his land to develop large commercial spaces for retail chains such as Metro, Real (Auchan), and Jumbo which he later sold to these companies in multi-million-euro deals.

He never gave any interviews and there are very few photos with him. He reportedly preferred driving modest cars and tried not to stand out.

He lived in Monte Carlo and carried out his business in Romania mainly through offshore companies.

editor@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: vigilfuoco.tv)

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