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 has obtained a Bachelor degree in Political Science at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and she plans to continue her studies with a Masters program in International Relations. She recently joined Green Partners as a junior social expert.
With an early background in social studies, Ana focuses on improving her research skills and her experience in social projects. Her areas of interest include: political philosophy and ideology, social and economic inequality, attitude formation and social policies.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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.