Information about the Ministers of the Future Government

Information about the Ministers of the Future Government
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03 August 2021 | 15:22

The list of ministers who will be part of the future Government led by Natalia Gavrilița was published on Tuesday, August 3. The government team includes members of the Action and Solidarity Party, as well as former ministers from the Sandu Government. At a special session of Parliament on August 6, Natalia Gavrilița is to ask for a vote of confidence in the work program and the list of ministers.

Natalia Gavrilița, the appointed prime minister, submitted the file of the new Government to the secretariat of the Parliament on Tuesday, August 3. It includes the governing program and the list of members of the new cabinet.

List of members of the new cabinet:

Natalia Gavrilița, Prime Minister.

Natalia Gavrilița is the vice president of the Action and Solidarity Party. In 2019 she was the Minister of Finance in the Government led by Maia Sandu. From 2015 to 2019, she was Director-General of the Global Fund for Innovation. She worked as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, during 2013-2015. Gavrilița held the position of head of the Department of Political and Macroeconomic Development within the Ministry of Economy and Trade and head of the Department of Political and External Assistance Coordination within the State Chancellery. Throughout her career, she has worked as an international expert for the World Bank, UNICEF, and other international organizations. Natalia Gavrilița has a degree in international law and a master’s degree in public policy from the J.F. Kennedy of Harvard University.

Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration: Vladislav Kulminski

Vlad Kulminski was a Foreign Policy and Strategic Planning Adviser in the Maia Sandu Government. From 2020 to 2021, he held the position of Conflict Resolution Advisor in the Anti-Crisis Bureau of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Kulminski has developed and implemented a program in the field of conflict resolution and good governance in the region, within various international organizations, including Humanitarian Dialogue in Switzerland, UNDP, DFID, World Bank. Between 2016 and 2019, he was the executive director of the Institute for Strategic Initiative. He worked as a political expert at the US Embassy and the British Embassy in Moldova. Vlad Kulminski holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest and a Master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in New York, USA. Vlad Kulminski is a graduate of the Fulbright and John Smith programs and the Young Leaders Program at the Munich Security Conference.

Deputy Prime Minister for Digitization: Iurie Țurcanu

Iurie Țurcanu is an expert in digitization, with 15 years of experience in the field. He is currently the Digitization Coordinator at the Electronic Government Agency where he has been working since 2011, and between 2019 and 2020, he held the position of director. Iurie Țurcanu is one of the developers of the main government digital platforms such as MCloud, Msign, MPass, Mobile e-ID, MConnect. From 2000 to 2011, he was the head of the Information Systems Analysis and Design Department at Endava Group. Since 2005 he has been a university lecturer at the Technical University of Moldova, where he teaches courses in Programming Engineering and Electronic Governance Techniques and Technologies. He provided consulting in the field of digitalization and e-government of structures in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Mozambique. Iurie Țurcan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Moldova.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration: Nicu Popescu (former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Sandu Government)

Nicu Popescu is the director of the Enlarged Europe program (which covers Russia, the Eastern Partnership countries, Turkey, and Western alkanes). Popescu has a degree in Political Science, International Relations, Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies, CEU, Budapest, Hungary, and a Ph.D. in Political Science, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. Nicu Popescu worked at the European Council for External Relations, Paris Office. Popescu also worked as an adviser on foreign policy and European integration issues in the Filat Government. He is the author of several publications and research on foreign policy and countries in conflict zones. Since 2015, he has been a member of the board of the Eurasia Program of the New York Open Society Foundation.

Ministry of Internal Affairs: Ana Revenco (Adviser to the President of Moldova on Defense and National Security, Secretary to the Supreme Security Council)

Ana Revenco is an adviser to the President of Moldova in the field of defense and national security, secretary of the Supreme Security Council. According to her CV, Revenco is the founder of the International Center La Strada Moldova and a member of GRETA, the CoE Group of Experts for monitoring the implementation of the European Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings. From 2012 until 2015 she held the position of head of the Center for Combating Trafficking in Persons, General Inspectorate of Police, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova. In the period 2015-2021, she held the position of executive director of the International Center La Strada Moldova. Ana Revenco has a degree in international economic relations, a master’s degree in non-profit administration, and is part of the Council of Europe’s expert group for monitoring the implementation of the European Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings. Revenco was decorated with the distinction Civic Merit by former President Nicolae Timofti.

Ministry of Health: Ala Nemerenco (Adviser to the President of Moldova on Health)

Ala Nemerenco, advisor to the President of Moldova in the field of health. She is an international expert on health systems. In 2016-2017, she was the personal advisor of the Romanian Minister of Health, and previously, project manager of the World Health Organization in the country office for Moldova. In 2002-2012, she was the director of the University Clinic. She has been active in the medical system since 1982 when she became an internist at the Republican Clinical Hospital. Ala Nemerco has developed guidelines on bird flu and pandemics for local authorities. In 2015-2019, she was a municipal councilor, chairwoman of the Commission for Social Protection, Health Care, Education, Culture, and the Media in the Chișinău Municipal Council. In 2010, Nemerenco was decorated with the Gloria Muncii Order.

Ministry of Justice: Sergiu Litvinenco (Action and Solidarity Party deputy)

Sergiu Litvinenco is a founding member and vice president of the Action and Solidarity Party. In 2019 and 2021 he was elected deputy in the Parliament of Moldova. In 2019 he was chairman of the Legal Commission on Appointments and Immunities, and later – a member of this committee. Within the activity of the Parliament, he elaborated and promoted normative acts regarding the accomplishment of the justice reform and for the fight against corruption, in the electoral field (cancellation of the mixed electoral system) and that of the public administration. Prior to joining Parliament, he worked in the public administration system and in several projects funded by the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF. He also worked in the Central Public Administration Reform Unit within the State Chancellery and provided legal advice to the National Integrity Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Center for Electronic Governance. Litvinenco was an expert in the capacity-building projects of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the Secretariat of the Parliament of Moldova. Sergiu Litvinenco has a degree in law and is the author of specialized publications.

Ministry of Defense: Anatolie Nosatâi (former head of the Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the National Army)

Anatolie Nosatâi is a military with over 30 years of experience in the National Army and international military structures. Until 2020, he was the head of the Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the National Army. From 2014 to 2018, he was a military officer in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York. He was Chief of Staff in the Rapid Reaction Forces Command and the Land Forces Command, a battalion commander in the Military Institute, and commander of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion. Anatolie Nosatîi graduated from the Military Institute of Joint Weapons in Odessa and has a master’s degree in national security strategies from the US National Defense University. He is decorated with the Order of Faith of the Fatherland and Military Merit, the International Medal of the United Nations for participation in UN missions, and the Bronze Star Medal for participation in two post-conflict humanitarian missions in Iraq.

Ministry of Education and Research: Anatolie Topală (Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education, Cultures, and Research)

Anatolie Topala is the general secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Research. Between 2015 and 2019, he headed the National Agency for Curriculum and Evaluation, and from 2013 to 2015 he was director of the Quality Assurance Agency. He was head of the Department of Studies of the State University of Moldova and vice dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the State University of Moldova. Anatolie Topală is an associate professor and doctor in physical and mathematical sciences.

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry: Viorel Gherciu

Viorel Gherciu is an expert in agriculture, since 2018 director of VEREIN Donau Soja in Moldova, responsible for projects for the development of soybean crops in Moldova. In 2017-2018, he was a project coordinator in the implementation of agri-food policies within the European Investment Bank in Ukraine. Since 2003 he is the president of ProRuralInvest, and in the period 2015 – 2017 he was the organization’s delegate as an expert in the agricultural field in the project of the European Investment Bank “Agricultural Business and Rural Development”. Viorel Gherciu during his professional activity contributed to the development of the agricultural credit guarantee fund, participated in the development of 11 associations of water users for irrigation, and was one of the authors of the Rural Development Strategy of Moldova.

Ministry of Labor and Social Protection: Marcel Spătari

Marcel Spătari has been an expert and general manager of Syndex Romania since 2010, a member of the French group Syndex, one of the largest consulting companies in the field of employee protection. He offered consultancy on socio-economic issues, labor law, and industrial relations for companies and employee representatives from Moldova, Romania, and the European Union. Marcel Spătari is the author of articles and studies related to the situation of employees, social dialogue, the labor market, the minimum wage, the cost of a decent life, and the impact of COVID-19 on employees and the labor market. He advised social dialogue partners on the reform of the Romanian pension system. In 2003 he graduated from the State University of Moldova, the Faculty of International Relations, Political, and Administrative Sciences, he has a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe and in Business Administration at IFAG and the University of Nantes.

Ministry of Culture: Sergiu Prodan (director, screenwriter, and producer)

Sergiu Prodan is a director, screenwriter, and producer, director of the production company Atelierul Sergiu Prodan, 2013-2017 was the President of the Union of Filmmakers of Moldova, one of the authors of the law of cinema. During 2009-2013 he was a professor of directing and film at the Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts. In 2004 he was General Manager of the Public Company Teleradio-Moldova. Sergiu Prodan won international awards for the films „Patul lui Procust”, „Copii măcelarului”, „Cea mai bună dintre lumi, sau o simplă zi de toamnă” și „Paula”. Sergiu Prodan graduated from the Moscow Institute of Cinematography and the Boris Shchukin Theater Institute.

Ministry of Environment: Iuliana Cantaragiu (expert in environmental issues, former secretary of state in the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment)

Iuliana Cantaragiu is the vice-president of the Action and Solidarity Party, former secretary of state within the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment in the Maia Sandu government. Iuliana Cantaragiu is an expert in the field of environmental protection and the circular economy, with experience of over 20 years in the associative sector. She held the position of Deputy Director at the Public Association National Environmental Center, and in 2020 she worked as an environmental specialist at the Public Services Agency, within the project funded by the World Bank Land Registration, Assessment, and Local Taxation. She has worked with environmental protection projects, implemented with the support of the World Bank, the European Commission, the German Development Agency, and UNDP, she was part of the National Council of NGOs, the Moldova-EU Civil Society Platform. Iuliana Cantaragiu graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Faculty of International Economic Relations, and holds a master’s degree in Risk Management and Circular Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Tampere, Finland.

Ministry of Finance: Dumitru Budianschi (economist and public finance expert, Action and Solidarity Party deputy)

Dumitru Budianschi is a mathematician, economist, and public finance expert, deputy of the Action and Solidarity Party faction in the Parliament of Moldova. Between 2011 and 2021 he held the position of Program Director “Public Sector: Economy, Finance, Management” at the Expert-Group Analytical Center. Between 2013 and 2019 he worked as an expert and financial consultant for several international projects and institutions including UNDP, BDO Audit, ICON-INSTITUT Engineering, GFA Consulting Group. Dumitru Budianschi graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Cybernetics at the State University of Moldova and holds a master’s degree in Public Finance and Taxation from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.

Ministry of Economy: Sergiu Gaibu (Program Director, Expert-Group)

Sergiu Gaibu is the Program Director of Economic Policies within Expert-Grup, responsible for the elaboration of studies and economic policies and technical assistance for the National Bank of Moldova, the National Commission of the Financial Market, and the Government. He previously provided advice on strengthening the capacity of the Agency for the Organization of Investment Attraction and Export Promotion from Moldova. In the period 2009 – 2014, he was a member of the executive committee of the Romanian Commercial Bank in Chișinău and in the period 2008 – 2016 – an associate expert within IDIS Viitorul. Sergiu Gaibu has over 20 years of experience in the economic field and has also collaborated with GIZ, USAID, BC Mobiasbanca, Moldova Agroindbank. Sergiu Gaibu holds a degree in International Economic Relations from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development: Andrei Spînu

Andrei Spînu is Secretary-General of the Administration of the President of Moldova and Secretary-General of the Action and Solidarity Party. In 2019, he held the position of Secretary-General of the Government of Moldova, and in the period 2015–2016, he was Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports. He is an entrepreneur in the field of information technologies with a portfolio of international companies and co-founder of the organizations for the development of entrepreneurship Dreamups Innovation Campus and JCI Chișinău. Andrei Spînu has a degree in business and business administration, and from 2018 he is enrolled in a master’s program in governance at Harvard University Extension School.

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