Executive Board

Petrica Dulgheru – Executive Board Member

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, Sara Maria and Isabela Elena.

Lucian Dumbravianu – Chairman of the Board

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 lives in Bucharest, Romania, together with his wife, Brindusa and his young daughter, Maria Anastasia.

Ileana Glodeanu – Board Member

Ileana Glodeanu is a member of the Corporate/M&A and Employment teams and heads the local practices in Bucharest. She has a particular focus on energy, TMT and pharma, and has advised on some of the largest transactions concluded in the past few years in Romania. She also specialises in insolvency and restructuring, including distressed M&A.

Kinga Rethy – Board Member

Kinga Rethy is deputy director of the Roma Initiatives Office. Having worked in the office since its inception in 2005, Rethy has invaluable knowledge of institutional history as well as a broad knowledge of the various Roma-related initiatives at the Open Society Foundations. Her experience ranges from working with national governments and international institutions—mostly through the Decade of Roma Inclusion—to working with majority populations on challenging anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination.

Kinga was supporting Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative from the beginning of our adventure.

Kinga Rethy holds an MA in sociology and social anthropology from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She has studied and lived in the United States and South Korea, and has attended executive courses at Harvard’s Kennedy School and INSEAD. She is a certified coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Friends of REDI & Contributors

Ciprian Bogdan, Neal Delaurentis, Maria Doiciu, Khalid Inayeh, Asen Karagiozov, Nikolay Kirilov, Albert Memeti, Ludovic Rafi, Andrei Roth, Bobby Stoica