BNR Vice-governor Liviu Voinea to take over the office of Romania’s representative at the IMF as of August

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The National Bank of Romania announces that Deputy Governor Liviu Voinea has been appointed Romania’s representative at the International Monetary Fund and will assume the position of Senior Advisor to the IMF Executive Director starting August 26, 2019. In order to begin his tenure at the IMF, Mr. Liviu Voinea will relinquish his position as Deputy Governor of the BNR on the same date. Mr. Mugur Tolici’s tenure at the IMF will cease on August 23, 2019 at his request, a release posted on the institution’s website on Thursday reads.

In November 2015, PSD proposed Liviu Voinea for Prime Minister, but President Klaus Iohannis preferred a technocrat government led by Dacian Ciolos, hotnews.ro reports.

Voinea, 44 next month, is Deputy Governor and member of the BNR Board since October 2014. He had also been delegate minister for budget in Ponta II cabinet from December 2012 until August 2014.

In the first Victor Ponta cabinet, he acted as state secretary with the Finance Ministry during May-December 2012 and before that he had been non-executive member of the Eximbank board.

Voinea is a supporter of progressive taxation.

In 1997, Liviu Voinea graduated the International Economic Relations Faculty with the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) and in 1998 got the title of Master in Business Management of the Stockholm University School of Business. He also is specialized in ‘sociology of welfare’ at the University of Bucharest.

His name was mentioned as candidate for Premier in 2009, the media saying that Mircea Geoana allegedly had named him to lead the Government if he had won the presidential election in the same year.

Voinea was executive director of the Applied Economy Group (GEA) and president of the Voinea Business development. Since October 2013, he teaches as university professor for the ASE, International Economic Relations Faculty. During February 2005-September 2013 he was university lecturer for the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA).

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