High Level Advisers Assistants

Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Anti-money laundering and Asset Recovery
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.
Ana Balta
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Diplomatic & European Affairs
Institution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
Ana holds a Master's degree in International Relations and European Studies. She has Bachelor degrees in International Relations and also in Psycho-pedagogy, both at the University of European, Political and Economic Studies "Constantin Stere" in Chisinau. Before joining the EU High Level Advisers' Mission, Ana worked as a senior consultant within the External Relations Division of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Moldova. Before that, she gained experience in external relations as senior specialist of the External Relations and European Integration Division within the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova.

Her professional activities include experience in the field of civic projects implementation at the non-governmental organization Promo-LEX Association. The major subjects of the implemented projects aimed to defend and advocate human rights and promote democratic values.
Oana Butnaru
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Justice & Prosecution
Following graduation from the State University of Moldova, Faculty of Philology, Oana pursued her career as an interpreter both simultaneous and consecutive. In this capacity, she provided services (free lance and full-time) for various international institutions and agencies among which the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Defense, USAID, SIDA, World Bank-Moldova, the US Embassy in Moldova etc. For the past three years, she was involved in the public sector, namely the judicial system, where she had the opportunity to translate legal documents, including the National Strategy for the Integrity and the Independence of the Justice sector for 2020-2023.
Ala Camerzan
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Green Transition
Ala Camerzan has over 6 years of experience in supporting programmes and projects’ implementation within UNDP Moldova in the environment field, gaining valuable project management skills and deep knowledge on UN Sustainable Development Goals focused on Environmental sustainability and resilience in the Republic Moldova.

She has excellent leadership and communication skills acquired and developed through volunteering experience within the Youth in Action Program in the fields of environmental protection, as well as extensive experience of working harmoniously and effectively with other people from a wide range of backgrounds and countries during her international experience.

Ala holds an international Master of Science in Business Economics and Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Ina Camerzan
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Reforms Coordination
Institution: Prime-Minister's Office
Ina Camerzan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. Also, she is a graduate of an Intensive Programme in European Law and Economics at the Riga Graduate School of Law.

Before joining the HLA Mission Project team, Ina worked in an anti-corruption project implemented by the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, closely interlinked with the reform processes initiated by the government and their obligations towards implementing international standards against corruption and the related monitoring recommendations. She also has experience in the administration of grants in education at the American Councils for International Education, as well as in providing translations and reporting support in different internationally-funded projects in supporting agriculture.
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.
Corina Cihan
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Internal Security Affairs
Institution: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Corina holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from Moldova State University and has five years of legal experience in the United States. She has previously worked at the Civilian Office of Police Accountability and the American Bar Association in Chicago, USA. She also interned as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Justice in Chisinau, Moldova.
Mihaela Fedoseev
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Strategic Coordination and European Affairs
Institution: Presidential Administration
Mihaela Fedoseev has experience in developing youth policies, promoting European integration policies and structural reforms, as well as implementing strategic communication projects. Mihaela has gained professional experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, at the Institute for European Policies and Reforms and at the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova. She also worked as project assistant at the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in the Republic of Moldova.

Mihaela holds a Bachelor degree in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, having a a specialisation in Eastern European relations with Western countries and the European Union.
Raresa Galaicu
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Customs and Tax Policy
Raresa graduated from Moldova State University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, holding a Bachelor degree in English and Swedish languages and a Master degree in Applied Linguistic, English / Romanian languages. Raresa has over 10 years of hands-on experience in translation and interpretation, being also a sworn interpreter/translator certified by the Ministry of Justice. Since 2015, Raresa has worked in three European twinning projects, in different fields: metrology/ standardization, agriculture and customs, gaining valuable knowledge on EU best practices and approximation with EU legislation. Raresa has also working experience in anti-corruption projects implemented by the Council of Europe Moldova.
Marcela Luchita
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Confidence Building Measures
Marcela Luchita has economic studies with a bachelor's degree in public services and 2 master's degrees in Tourism economy and Management. Also, she holds a doctoral degree in Pedagogy.

Marcela has working experience in both private and state sectors and an extensive assistance experience in donor-funded projects. During 5 years, she performed a wide range of tasks within the Millennium Challenge Account Moldova, the implementation unit of the Compact Program – an assistance program provided to the Republic of Moldova by the U.S. Government, with major investments directed to address the constraints to the economic development.

Before joining the EU High Level Advisers' Mission Project team, Marcela worked as a Twinning Residence Adviser assistant in the European Union Twinning Project concerning preservation and conservation of cultural heritage. The initiatives referring to the conservation-restoration of two major cultural/historical complex of importance to the communities on both banks was part of the Confidence Building Measures implemented together with UNDP. During this assignment, Marcela was responsible for the smooth running of this collaboration and for achieving the core scope.
Rodica Pisica
Field: Assistant of the EU High Level Adviser on Local Public Administration Reform
Holding a degree in Foreign Languages (BA and MA) and in International Relations (BA), as well as a Master’s degree in Economics, Rodica has over 10 years of experience in the role of assistant/translator/interpreter in a wide range of EU and US projects, as well as at the US Embassy, Moldova.

She is also a sworn translator and interpreter authorized by the Moldovan Ministry of Justice and has a vast freelance experience in providing translation and interpretation for IOM, UNDP/UN agencies and numerous projects and NGOs.

Rodica’ s Master’s degree thesis in Economics focused on smart specialization and the EU policies that foster innovation-driven growth. In one of the articles that she has published, Rodica analyzes specifically the role of smart specialization in regional development.

Currently, Rodica is working on her PhD thesis in Economics that focuses on economic disparities, including at the regional level, and on what influence the inequalities might have on the inclusive economic growth.

In September 2019, Rodica was presented the Eagle Award for providing key support to enable the US Embassy to help the Rep. of Moldova improve financial stability through technical assistance in bank supervision.