High Level Advisers Assistants

Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Anti-money laundering
Teodor has started his career as an Economist at the National Bank of Moldova (NBM), within the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Unit. After leaving the NBM he joined the investment industry in a private equity and venture capital firm. Later in 2016, he undertook a key position in an I.T. & Consulting company.

Teodor holds a Bachelor degree in Finance and a Master Degree in Investments and Capital Markets from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. Currently he is defending his PhD in a topic related to ML/FT risks in the banking system. His positions allowed him to receive hands-on experience within the following: AML/CFT policies and international standards, financial data Interpretation and analysis, banking supervision, asset management etc.
Lucia Arsenii
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Energy
Lucia Arsenii has more than 8 years experience in the energy sector. Working as a project expert for almost 7 year at Energy Efficiency Fund, the institution responsible for financing and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, she gained deep knowledge on projects management and became familiar with national and EU policy framework in the energy field. She has good communication skills, acquired by making presentations during various events and participating in TV and radio shows.

Lucia holds a Master in Energy and Environment and a bachelor degree in Engineering and Management in Energetics.
Cezara Cebanu
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Education and Research
Cezara has previous work experience in diplomacy sector for the Moldovan Consulate in Padua, Italian Republic. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Philology, Specialization: Italian Language and Literature, English Language from Moldova State University.

After the Master Degree in European Integration: EU policies and project management, University of Padua, and ten years of life in Italy, Cezara decided to return to Moldova, willing to contribute to the development of her own country in taking over European good practices.

As a translator and assistant within the EU Twinning Project in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, aimed at promoting Moldovan cultural heritage, she was instrumental in designing and organizing high-impact activities with representatives from the VET and higher education sector.
Sergiu Cotorobai
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Local Public Administration Reform
Sergiu holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and European Studies and a Master Degree in International Development, both from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. Before joining HLA Mission Project team, Sergiu worked as a Project Co-ordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, in the Public Affairs Section and also at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in the Press Office team.

During his Master Degree, Sergiu was the beneficiary of a scholarship for a research at the Chisinau City Hall, ''Administrative reform in Moldova and decentralization in the context of transition to democracy and European Integration''. The research has become an important part of his Master thesis.
Ana-Maria Dragomir
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Customs and Tax Policy
Ana-Maria Dragomir has previous work experience in government institutions, being in charge with activities related to international cooperation, coordination of technical assistance projects funded by the European Union, World Bank, USAID etc.

As Head of International Relations and European Integration Department, she was actively involved in the process of drafting the Action Plan for the implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement, with focus on the DCFTA provisions, including reporting the registered progress on this matter.

Ana-Maria has worked in both public and private sector, being aware of the challenges faced by both of them.

She holds a Master Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor Degree in International Economic Relations from the Romanian-American University, Bucharest.
Mihail Driga
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Financial Services
Mihai Driga has more than 7 years of experience in commercial bank as a deputy head of Credit Monitoring and management of NPL department being responsible for the bank’s credit portfolio in terms of analysis, evaluation, monitoring and reporting. He was also the member of the bank team in charge of managing the partnership with EBRD and IFC. He has experience as an investment financial analyst in the wind energy company in Constanta, Romania being responsible for the management of the relationships with the lenders of the project and being responsible for the elaboration of the financial model of the project. He also was the coordinator in the Norway’s technical assistance project, aiming to support the region’s economic development through business incubators in the Republic of Moldova.

Mihai was a senior economic expert at GIZ responsible for elaboration of the sectoral programs in energy efficiency, development of diagnostic analysis, reorganization and business plans for regional enterprises.

He holds the European Foundation Certificate in Banking, IFC in Sustainability Training and Managing Environmental and Social Performance from EBRD.
Doina Postica
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Justice and Prosecution
Doina Postica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Moldova State University and a Master degree in International Development Law and Human Rights from Warwick University, United Kingdom. Her master thesis was written on Moldova, EU accession and the rule of law. She has also published in National Law Journal on Juvenile Delinquency.

Doina has worked for about 3 years with rule of law projects and in overall program and project coordination for about 4 years. During her work, she developed strong interpretation and translation skills. She was also Youth Adviser to the Board of and International Youth organization, and in this role participated in several international events in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia and conducted analytical work for the Human Rights task force. More, she is an alumni of OSI scholarships and speaks fluently Romanian, Russian, English and French.
Cristina Turcu
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Confidence Building Measures
Cristina Turcu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations (Moldova) and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Central European University (Hungary). She, as well, successfully graduated the Community Solutions Program by IREX, in 2018, on Women and Gender Issues, as an International Fellow in the USA.

Cristina has over 10 years of effective and reliable skill sets in non-for-profit, covering PR and Communication, Fundraising and Administrative Support, Donors Relations and Project Coordination. She worked with the Médecins du Monde Mission to Moldova, the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova and the United Nation Development Program.

Cristina possesses advanced leadership and interpersonal skills to work with diverse clients, groups and partners in multi-cultural environments as to reach the settled goals. She is a team player applying equitable approaches and solutions.
Cristina Umanet
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Anticorruption
Having licentiate degree in Spanish and English Languages as well as in Business Law, Cristina has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in translation and interpretation, being employed as translator/interpreter on ad hoc (freelancer) and regular bases by various EU and USAID funded projects. She also gained experience in working as local facilitator, providing assistance and support during Deloitte Consulting missions to Moldova. Cristina is detail oriented and reliable person, open for new knowledge and committed to meet deadlines.