Réka Soós, M.Sc.
Reka Soos is an environmental economist with 15 years of consulting experience. Her core fields of expertise are policy development, assessments, economic modeling, pricing, financing strategies and feasibility studies. She has specific knowledge in environmental infrastructure projects, especially in the field of waste management, energy and climate change. She has worked extensively in Romania and Hungary and has been a key expert and technical team leader on several international projects in South East Europe, the Newly Independent States, North Africa and Asia. She holds a Master degree from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, in Environmental Sciences, specializing in environmental economics and environmental system analyses. Her Bachelor degree is a double major in Applied Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Ciprian Popovici, M.Sc.
Ciprian Popovici has 14 years of experience in environmental consulting in Romania and abroad. His fields of expertise are social impact assessment and due diligence work, environmental policy, multi-stakeholder processes, strengthening institutional and organisational capacities for environmental improvement, facilitating communication and dialogue processes, environmental education. He is a member of the EBRD Social panel group (since October 2011) and he is an expert evaluator for the EU financing programs. He holds a Master degree of Wageningen University, the Netherlands, in Environmental Sciences with a specialisation in Environmental Policy and Competence Education and Development studies.
The day you do not laugh is a lost day.
Cristina Rus, M.Sc.
Cristina is an ESIA expert, working on environmental and social assessments for investment and modernization projects in a variety of industrial sectors. She has 7 years’ experience in environmental consultancy and she is well versed in a wide range of assessment requirements, including IFI requirements (EBRD, IFC), national and EU legal requirements as well as management standards (ISO, EMAS). She has worked extensively for upcoming investments in the oil and gas, energy – wind farms, mining industry, vehicle industry, waste water treatment, waste management. She is also a valuable team member in conducting market research or feasibility studies in these sectors with a specific insight on opportunities and barriers related to permitting and to environmental and social risks. She graduated as an engineer in 2009 completing the courses of the specialisation in Biotechnical and Ecological Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Environmental Science from Cluj-Napoca. She holds a Master Degree in Risk Assessment and Environmental Security.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Diana Gheorghiu, Ph.D.
Diana has more than 11 years of experience in environmental consultancy, her career focusing on disaster risk assessment and reduction and more recently climate change vulnerability and adaptation. During her academic studies and mostly during her PhD studies, Diana’s research focused on the influence of natural hazards on critical infrastructure, natural and anthropic hazards identification and risk assessments, co-authoring various scientific articles in the field. She has been an expert evaluator with the European Commission for LIFE and Horizon 2020 proposal assessment for several years, and more recently Urban Innovative Actions. During her consultancy career she worked with and for private and public clients, including public authorities and International Financing Institutions such as EBRD, the World Bank and UN Environment. Diana’s fields of work and interests include industry, waste management and sustainable urban development.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Gabriela Gavgaș, M.Sc.
Gabriela has recently joined Green Partners’ team. In 2011 she graduated as an environmental specialist, obtaining the Bachelor Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Subsequently, in 2013, she graduated the Environmental Quality and Energy Sources Master’s Program at the same University.
Gabriela has worked at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova between 2014-2016 within the Analysis, Monitoring and Policy Evaluation Department. In her professional activity, she participated in various activities related to the state policy development and promotion in the field of environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources. She has keen knowledge in analysis, monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities regarding the environmental policies and environmental provisions of other sectoral and cross-sectoral policy documents.
Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Ana Bucovineanu, B.A.
Ana is a Social Expert with a bachelor degree in Political Science from the Babeș–Bolyai University, Cluj. She has been working in projects requiring the development, review and implementation of land acquisition, resettlement and/or livelihood restoration plans and policies in accordance with IFI requirements, as well as monitored project compliance with IFIs social safeguards. She is familiar with the assessment of valuation methodologies in land acquisition and resettlement, data processing and management of tracking tools for monitoring and evaluations, as well as methods of defining specific support for vulnerable groups. Her current work experience is mainly with projects in mining, oil and gas industry and waste management sector.
Furthermore, Ana has strong skills that enables her to conduct key stakeholders meeting and facilitate discussions in order to reach consensus. She is experienced in multi-layered stakeholder engagement processes.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Andreea is a civil engineer with a strong background in energy efficiency and green building design. She has been involved as an energy efficiency expert in the development of the Energy Management Project for the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The assignment included elaborating the “Energy Efficient Behaviour Guide” for public buildings’ users, as well as training delivery for public buildings’ administrators on energy efficiency matters. Besides, she has been involved in the development of the Green City Action Plan for the City of Chisinau, having a central role in drafting capacity building and training activity plans for local authorities and stakeholders. Andreea is experienced in working with a wide network of professionals from different backgrounds, developing integrated concepts for energy efficiency and also in dissemination of energy efficiency and smart city contexts in international settings.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Paul is an environmental expert specialized in providing environmental services for various industries. After a successful previous collaboration, Paul has joined full-time the environmental team of Green Partners in 2018. Holding a master in Environmental Quality and Energy Sources and a degree in Law and in Environmental Science, Paul manages very well the need of industrial companies to comply with the environmental legal requirements. His previous work includes biodiversity assessment of Natura 2000 sites, natural rehabilitation of mining sites and environmental and social impact assessment of infrastructural projects.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Vlad has a bachelor degree in Sociology from the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. He has considerable experience working together with vulnerable communities in a restorative practice framework. He is familiar with methods and techniques that are used in community development aid projects/interventions, facilitation, stakeholder engagement and consultation processes. Vlad is able to open communication channels between different stakeholders, extract the key messages and provide useful information to all interested parties in order to reach consensus. He has good experience in listening and identifying the community needs and match them with existing development programmes. His areas of interest include: statistical analysis, policy review, restorative practices and environmental sociology and philosophy.
A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.
Istvan is a graduate of Bachelor studies at the Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Department of Biology, and holds a Master Degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy of the Central European University. He has 13 years of experience in biodiversity conservation, both in the NGO sector and in environmental consultancy. He worked in teams to deliver appropriate assessments of various investments developed in or in the vicinity of nature conservation areas belonging to the Natura 2000 network. He has developed inventories for bird species, gathered field data in a national protected mammal species monitoring project, established conservation needs and measures, and contributed to environmental management plans of conservation sites. He has worked during his career in projects tendered locally by cities, contracted directly by business developers or financed through EU programs on regional and national level. Istvan is broadening his fields of expertise, having been recently engaged in policy analysis for urban development, in field data validation in a waste management related project, and environmental audits and permitting processes of industry projects.
I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.
Eva has joined the Green Partners team in order to assist them with the editing and quality review of various documents. She also uses her experience in project implementation to provide knowledge and database management within the company. Her work is gravitating around ensuring the accuracy of data to be processed, the high quality of the deliverables, ensuring that documents produced are structured and coherent. Furthermore, she offers back office support for project implementation.
Geurt van de Kerk
Mr. Geurt van de Kerk acts as senior adviser of Green Partners from the beginning of the company’s foundation. He has longstanding experience in project management, management consultancy, and implementation of projects. The activities in Green Partners take up a fraction of Mr. Geurt van de Kerk’s time.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Anna is a biologist specialised in ecology and has nine years experience in habitat and vegetation survey, participating as a team member in several monitoring surveys and in development of conservation management of protected areas; she also worked on biological aspects of built heritage conservation and maintenance. Anna has teaching experience at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, where she also is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of forest ecology. She holds a Master degree in Biocenology and Management of Protected Areas and a Bachelor degree in Ecology and Environmental Protection, both obtained at the above mentioned faculty.
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.