After graduating from the Computer Science H.S. in Cluj, Andrei continued his studies in the United States. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also developed his leadership skills within the international student community while founding the first Romanian student organization. He then decided to pursue his dream and, together with one of Romania’s greatest informal Ambassadors to the US, started a tour operator aimed at promoting Romania as a travel destination for US travelers. After these first steps in the entrepreneurial world, he realized there is a lot more to learn and decided to move to the corporate world, working as a financial analyst for Microsoft in Silicon Valley. In 2008, Andrei had a great opportunity to return to Romania and apply his experience in the telecommunications industry in his new role as business development director for an upstart telecom, quickly learning a great deal about the specifics of the Romanian market.
He runs his own consulting company serving Romanian and international customers in various industries, learning something new every day. At the beginning of 2013 he became General Manager of Recognos Romania, one of the most experienced software development companies in the country with over 12 years of experience developing complex applications for the financial industry and capital markets in both the US and Europe.
Andrei is passionate about entrepreneurship, aviation, political economy and tourism. But one of the major motivations for him is helping Romania realize its potential by nurturing its human assets – he sees the country’s multicultural landscape as key to its growth – as well as by protecting and promoting its natural beauty.