Romania Insider Team

Meet our team! You can get in touch with our newsroom by emailing [email protected] and the message reaches all the journalists and editors in our team. To get in touch with our marketing & sales team, email us at [email protected]

If you are a member of the Romania Insider Community, reach out to us at [email protected]

Most of our team is working remotely. Our Bucharest office address is: 5 Nicolae Iorga St., 2nd floor (inside Commons co-working space), 010431, Bucharest, Romania

Editorial

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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 [email protected] 

 

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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 [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] 

 

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Iulian Ernst
Senior Editor

Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at [email protected] 

 

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Ioana Moldovan
Columnist - cinema

Ioana holds an MA in English, German, and film studies in Romania and Germany. When she is not writing about cinema for Romania-Insider.com she works for international film festivals and (ideally) travels a lot. Email: [email protected]insider.com

Advertising

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Corina Chirileasa
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist back in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she launched Romania-Insider.com with a desire to offer readers balanced, quality content in English dedicated to Romania. Currently based in a village in Northern Romania, Corina oversees the media company’s projects and activities together with her co-founder, always with a focus on abiding by ethical standards in content and in business. She is one of the company’s three shareholders and also acts as a community manager. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, reading, studying psychology and spending time with her family and their seven dogs. Get in touch with her if you want to discuss media development ideas and content proposals: [email protected]

 

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Volker Moser
Co-Founder & Business Developer

Volker holds a MA in Public Policy and Management from Konstanz University and has lived in Mexico, the US, Spain, Italy, and Romania. His relationship with Romania started in 2007 and has always been based on acknowledgment and respect. Volker joined Romania Insider in 2010 as a partner and shareholder and co-founded the media business that has developed over the last decade. Meanwhile, he also acted as a cross-cultural consultant and virtual coach through his company City Compass Intercultural Consulting, and introduced the project Printka.com to Romania. He is keen on exploring business and life opportunities with a clear view from the beginning. Volker enjoys his work and aims to make the people involved in his businesses happy and satisfied. E-mail him for business partnerships and commercial feedback: [email protected]

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

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Ruxandra Stan
Administrative Manager

Ruxandra is originally from Bacau county and moved to Bucharest in 2009 when she started her university studies. Since working with Romania Insider, she has heightened her interest in the legal and fiscal systems and is getting her Bachelor's degree in law, excited to add this to previous studies in international relations and minorities' rights. She likes to read (trying to :) cook and be up to date with what happens globally regarding human rights developments. She is also the proud hooman of three former stray cats for whom she is consistently trying to make toys and beds, only to be ignored in favor of bottle caps and cardboard boxes, respectively. She has been working with Romania Insider since 2014, and she currently oversees the financial, administrative, and legal activities. Email her at [email protected].

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Grégoire Vigroux
Shareholder

Grég started his career as a Serial Entrepreneur in 2007. Since then, he has been launching fast-growing startups in Eastern Europe. His largest venture is TELUS International Europe. The company currently employs more than 5,000 team members in Bulgaria and Romania. The 39-year-old Frenchman currently holds the position of Vice-President Business of Development Europe at TELUS International. Grég is also a member of the TELUS International Romanian Board of Directors and a founding Vice-Chair of the TELUS International Romania Community Board.
Apart from his role at TELUS International, Grég is an hyperactive Business Angel.  In 2017, he invested in media (Le Petit Journal and Romania Insider); in cryptocurrency exchanges (Bitcoin Romania and BTR Exchange); and in a co-working hub (Puzl). In 2018, he invested in the Romanian edition of Gault & Millau, in a sustainable development company (Nasekomo), and in a green real estate project (Amber Forest). In 2020, Grégoire invested in a co-working company named Nod Makerspace and launched fenix.eco, a smartphone refurbishment webshop.
The French Investor also performs investments in office, residential and commercial real estate, through his own investment firm NORVILLE BARNS and via another company named Boutix. Grég is a supporter of several NGOs in Romania, primarily HOSPICE Casa Sperantei, which takes care of patients with life-limiting conditions and rare illnesses.
Grég earned a Master D2A from Sorbonne University, an MBA from the ESG Group and his INSEEC from Lyon Business School. He belongs to the French Tech global community. He co-founded La French Tech in Romania and he is the President of this association. Grég thinks growth must come with progress. Profits with purpose.
He believes in Tech for Good - a better tech for a better world!

 

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Frank Moser
Programmatic Advertising Consultant

After his bachelor's degree in Media and Information Studies, Frank gained first experience in advertising in the digital industry. After finishing his master's degree in Computer Science and Media, he continued working for United Internet in the role of an advertising specialist, managing digital marketing campaigns all over the web. In 2014 Frank started to assist Romania Insider in ad serving and still keeps bringing ad revenues to the next level together with the rest of the team.