Petrica Dulgheru is the initiator and executive director of REDI. A chemist by training, Petrica has an extensive experience in the academic and private sector where he drove a number of high level projects. The experience in the private sector enabled him to successfully set-up and launch several start-ups in the area of social entrepreneurship supporting excluded people to regain a place on the job market.
He worked for the University College Dublin (2007-2010), European Commission (2009-2010), the Free University of Brussels (2011-2014) and BOSAL Emissions Control Systems.
During 2011-2015, he served on the advisory board of the Roma Initiatives Office (part of the Open Society Foundations), since 2012 he is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Romania.
Currently living in Brussels, Belgium, Petrica is married to Oana and is the proud father of three young ladies: Carolina Patricia (7), Sara Maria (5) and Isabela Elena (1).
Lucian Dumbravianu is one of the founding members of the REDI NGO, serving in the board for the past 3 years. Lucian is a seasoned banker with over 15 years of experience in different financial institutions, like UniCredit Bank and Raiffeisen Bank, coordinating a significant number of large size financing projects from several industries: pharma & healthcare, information and technologies, real estate and industrial conglomerates. Since 2016, Lucian is a Principal Banker with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, covering the bank’s investments in manufacturing and services focusing on the Romanian market.
Since 2012, Lucian is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Romania.
Lucian leaves in Bucharest, Romania, together with his wife, Brindusa and his young daughter, Maria Anastasia.
Ludovic Rafi is one of the founders of REDI. Most of his time is devoted to field activities, especially in the Transylvanian region. He works directly with the Roma entrepreneurs in identifying their needs and finding solutions to their problems. In 2017, he was the driver behind the establishment of the REDI’s first Business Club entrepreneurs located in the Mureş area which currently consist of 45 members.
Ludovic is a Roma born in Deva, Romania, holds a BA in Economics (UVT Romania) and IT studies.
Ludovic is passionate about entrepreneurship and business development. He gained his experience in entrepreneurship through personal examples when he has launched various small businesses, mainly in the field of trade, real-estate and IT. His activities have concentrated on the private sector, but also have collaborated with public institutions such as the local and regional municipality of Deva.
Ludovic enjoys working in multicultural environment and creating business networks in the global setting.
Technical Advisory Board: Nikolay Kirilov, Neal Delaurentis, Maria Doiciu, Petrica Dulgheru, Khalid Inayeh, Andrei Roth, Oana Toiu, Lucian Dumbravianu, Ludovic Rafi (from left to right)
Oana Toiu, Ciprian Bogdan, Asen Karagiozov, Bobby Stoica, Albert Memeti