POLITICS

Vlad Voiculescu, favoured by PM Ciolos for Health Minister office

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Tuesday proposed Vlad Voiculescu for taking over as Health Minister, and the latter accepted, official sources told Agerpres. A final decision on the person that will be nominated for this office will be taken several days from now, according to Mediafax.

Economist Vlad Voiculescu is the Cabinet Director of the Finance Minister and the initiator of the “cancer-treatment drugs’ network” which brought, free of charge, drugs for cancer patients in Romania. Born in Dambovita County, Voiculescu is 35 years old and has 14 years of work experience in Vienna.

For the past year, Vlad Voiculescu has worked as Cabinet Director of Finance Minister Anca Dragu. Before that, he lived for 14 years in Vienna, where he obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, currently having over 10 years experience in the financial domain.

Throughout time, he was involved in several social projects in the health domain, the best-known being the cancer-treatment drugs’ network that saw volunteers transporting to Romania, free of charge, essential drugs in the treatment of cancer, drugs that were no longer available in Romanian hospitals and pharmacies. The project was revealed by a HotNews investigation that formed the basis of an HBO documentary – ‘Reteaua.’

Likewise, Vlad Voiculescu was previously Vice President of Erste Group Bank AG’s Infrastructure Financing Division, and is the initiator of MagiCAMP. Since June 2013, he has been Vice President and Treasurer of the European Cancer Patient Coalition.

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