Lucian is an YLP 2012 graduate; he is seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience in the corporate banking and developing finance

Lucian is currently working as Principal, Manufacturing & Services Sector, CSEE within the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is responsible of the implementation of the EBRD investment strategy in the Manufacturing and Services sector in Romania, irrespective of the instrument (equity, mezzanine, junior debt, senior debt, etc). Lucian has a vast expertise in green financing, being involved in large size transactions related to financing of a large range of green projects in different industries like chemicals, FMCG & Retails, construction materials and automotive.

Previous to his tenure with the EBRD, Lucian worked for c. 11 years within Raiffeisen Bank Romania, having different positions such as Director, Head of International Corporate Customers and Senior Director, Head of Pharma & Healthcare, Telecom, Real estate and Industrial Conglomerates.

Lucian is passionate about the transformational effect that the financial institutions can have in the world. Aside with his position as Principal Banker with one the most representative multilateral development institutions in the EU, Lucian is a founding member of Roma Economic Development Initiative, and NGO setup in 2016 in Romania, that is focused on economic empowerment of the roma entrepreneurs. He also covered the setup and operationalization of REDI Economic Initiative SA Luxembourg, which is the largest social impact fund in Europe focused on roma entrepreneurs with AUM of EUR 5m. Lucian served as Chairman of  board member of REDI Luxembourg during 2018- 2023 and as Vice-president of REDI NGO Romania during 2016-2024