Monday, 19 April 2010, Romanian Cultural Centre in London had the pleasure to host a Culture Power session, 'The Corridors of Power' with the economist and editorialist Razvan Orasanu.
The evening's host was British author and curator, Dr Mike Phillips OBE, a fine connoisseur of Romania and the contemporary Romanian phenomena. After the presentation by Razvan Orasanu, Dr Phillips opened a Q&A session that was as challenging as it was knowledgeable and lively.
Razvan Orasanu holds a BSc in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which he followed with graduate level courses in 2007, 2008 and 2009 at Harvard University Extension School, Joint Vienna Institute/ European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Monetary Fund Institute. While studying at the LSE, Razvan Orasanu was a Ratiu Foundation Scholar. Razvan is an economist, editorialist for ‘Ziarul Financiar’ and ‘Capital’, former Senior Advisor on Economic Affairs for the Prime Minister of Romania (2005-2009). He helped structure Romania’s framework agreements with the World Bank and the EBRD and advised on stand-by loan negotiations with the IMF in 2005. Razvan was the President of the Authority for State Assets Recovery (AVAS), from January to October 2006.
Photo credits: Gabriel Haidau