In May 2016 Vlad was appointed Minister of Health in the Romanian Government. At the beginning of 2016 Vlad has joined the Minister of Finace team, as Chief of Staff of the Minister. Prior to that and passionate about finance and social entrepreneurship, Vlad was a Vice President in the Infrastructure Finance Division of Erste Group, Vienna. His team is developing local infrastructure projects in CEE and accompanying core clients investing in transport, social and energy infrastructure projects. Vlad has led teams involved in the structuring and financing of pioneer projects in the region (including the first private greenfield hospital in Romania). Alongside his activities in the field of finance, Vlad is following his passion of supporting people and organizations from his home country active in the healthcare and education sectors. Vlad graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, focusing on strategic management and finance. He finds great joy in discovering great people, great causes and organizations making a difference.