10. Severina Pascu – CEO of UPC Romania
Severina Pascu is a Romanian manager. She has been managing director of UPC Switzerland since September 2018.
Pascu studied from 1987 to 1991 pedagogy in Vâlcea and then from 1991 to 1996 economics at the Academy of Economics Bucharest. After graduating, she worked in leading international companies, including KPMG and Metromedia Telecommunications in London. In 2008, she joined the Romanian UPC as Chief Financial Officer and in 2010 became Managing Director. Between 2015 and the end of 2017, Pascu served as Managing Director for UPC’s national companies in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Luxembourg.
In December 2017, she joined the management of UPC as Chief Operation Officer Central Europe. Since 1 September 2018 Pascu is CEO of UPC Switzerland. She is the first woman to head a large Swiss telecommunications company.
09. Carmen Iohannis – wife of President Klaus Iohannis
Carmen Iohannis (also spelled Carmen Johannis; née Carmen Georgeta Lăzurcă) (born 2 November 1960) is the wife of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.She is an English teacher at the Gheorghe Lazăr National College in Sibiu and married Klaus Iohannis in 1989.
They have no children. Carmen met her husband when they were both students at the Babeș-Bolyai University. Immediately after graduation, the two were assigned as teachers to Agnita and Sibiu. She was the reason Iohannis chose to stay in Romania when the rest of his family emigrated to Germany in the early 1990s. She is an ethnic Romanian, while her husband is a Transylvanian Saxon.
Carmen Iohannis is the descendant of a Romanian Greek-Catholic family from Sântu, a village near Reghin, Mureș County. During the prohibition of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church by the communist authorities, Carmen attended surreptitious services officiated by Archpriest Pompeiu Onofreiu at his home in Șelarilor Street, services which were also attended by Klaus Iohannis.
08. Laura Codruta Kovesi – Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Department DNA
Laura Codruța Kövesi (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈla.ura koˈdrut͡sa ˈkøveʃi]; born Laura Codruța Lascu; May 15, 1973) was the chief prosecutor of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (Romanian: Direcția Națională Anticorupție – DNA), a position she held from 2013 until she was fired on the order of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on 9 July 2018. Prior to this, Kövesi was the Prosecutor General of Romania (Procuror General), attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
Upon appointment in 2006, Kövesi was the first woman and the youngest Prosecutor General in Romania’s history. She is also the only public servant to have held the office of Prosecutor General for the entire duration of its term.
Kövesi was described by The Guardian in 2015 as a “quiet, unassuming chief prosecutor who is bringing in the scalps”, leading “an anti-corruption drive quite unlike any other in eastern Europe – or the world for that matter”. Her tenure as head of the DNA has substantially increased public confidence in the institution, both within Romania and across the EU, with a 2015 poll reporting that a high 60% of Romanians trust the DNA (compared to 61% for the Romanian Orthodox Church and only 11% for the parliament). In February 2016, Kövesi was renominated for chief prosecutor by the Ministry of Justice, based on the positive results achieved under her leadership.
07. Laura Corina Georgescu – president of Romania’s National Audiovisual Council
Laura Georgescu was elected president of Romania’s National Audiovisual Council CNA in December 2012. She is the first woman to hold such office in Romania. Between May 2005 and 2012, she was media relations advisor at the Department for Fight Against Fraud DLAF.
Prior to this, she was advisor to the Government Control Body / Prime Minister Chancellery (between December 2003 and May 2005), TV productions coordinator at Media Pro Pictures (between July 2001 and November 2003), TV producer at Media Pro pictures (between August 1999 and June 2001), executive director at Mihai Tatulici Production (between March 1997 and July 1999), redactor at the national TV channel TVR (October 1994 – March 1997) and math teacher (October 1986-January 1995).
06. Corina Cretu – European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Corina Crețu (born June 24, 1967 in Bucharest) is a Romanian politician and the incumbent European Commissioner for Regional Policy.Crețu is a member of the Romanian PRO Romania and former Member of the European Parliament (sitting with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats). Between June 2014 and October 2014, she served as a Vice-President of the European Parliament.
Her father, Traian Crețu (1937–1995), was Professor of Physics at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. Her mother, Verginia Crețu is a Child Development Psychologist and was a professor at the University of Bucharest.
In 2012, Crețu married Ovidiu Rogoz, a Romanian businessman, at the New Church of St Spyridon in Bucharest.
Personal e-mails Cretu had exchanged with then U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell were accessed by the hacker Guccifer, who broke into Powell’s personal email account and posted a link to some of the correspondence on Powell’s Facebook page. Powell said in a statement that he had stayed in touch with Cretu by email since stepping down as secretary of state in 2005, and that “over time the emails became of a very personal nature, but did not result in an affair.” He added that “those types of emails ended a few years ago. There was no affair then and there is not one now.”
05. Alina Gorghiu – co-president of the National Liberal Party
Alina-Ștefania Gorghiu (Romanian pronunciation: [aˈlina ʃtefaˈni.a ɡorˈɡi.u]; born September 16, 1978) is a Romanian lawyer and politician who served as president of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from December 2014 until December 2016.
She was a member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies for Bucharest from December 2008 to December 2016. Since the latter date, she has represented Timiș County in the Romanian Senate.
In 2016, Gorghiu secretly married Lucian Isar, a banker who briefly served as a junior minister under Victor Ponta in his first cabinet in 2012.
She was PNL’s spokesperson and one of the key people who ran Klaus Iohannis’ presidential campaign. She is a law graduate and also has a PhD in law.
04. Gratiela Leocadia Gavrilescu – Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests
Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu (born June 24, 1966, Bucharest, RS Romania) is a Romanian politician, member of the Romanian Parliament. In the 2004-2008 legislature, Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu was validated on 19 December 2007 and replaced deputy Ion Preda.
Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu was elected in 2012 as deputy from the National Liberal Party. During his mandate, he joined the Liberal Conservative (PC-PLR) parliamentary group. Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu was Minister of Environment and Climate Change from 17 December 2014 to 17 November 2015 and again on 3 April 2017.
As part of its parliamentary activity in the legislature 2008-2012, Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu was a member of the parliamentary friendship groups with the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of Cyprus.
In the legislature 2012-2016, Gratiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu was a member of the parliamentary friendship groups with the State of Israel and the Republic of Iraq. In the 2016-2020 legislature, Graţiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu is a member of the friendship parliamentary groups with Canada, the State of Israel, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lebanon.
03. Gabriela Szabo – Minister of Youth and Sports
Gabriela Szabo (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈela ˈsabo], born 14 November 1975) is a retired Romanian runner. She competed in the 1500 m and 5000 m events at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Szabo was born to a Romanian mother and a Hungarian father, yet she does not speak Hungarian at all.
Szabo is a three-time world champion. Throughout her entire career she was coached by Zsolt Gyöngyössy, whom she eventually married. In May 2005 she retired from competitions due to exhaustion. She remains the European record holder in the 3000 m.
As of 19 August 2013 she held the honorific title of Romanian Tourism Ambassador, together with other 7 cultural and sport personalities of Romania.
On 5 March 2014, she was appointed Minister of Youth and Sport in the Victor Ponta social-democratic government. Then she was offered some other sinecures.
02. Rovana Plumb – Minister of Labor
Rovana Plumb (born 22 June 1960) is a Romanian politician of the Social Democratic Party.
She was appointed Minister of Environment and Forests (now Minister of Environment and Climate Change) on 7 May 2012. From 5 March 2014 to 9 November 2015, she was the Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly in the Government of Romania.
In March 2015 Rovana Plumb was elected President of the National Council of PSD. She attended the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. She served as a member of the Parliament of Romania from 2004 to 2007 and the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012.
Veronica Guşa de Dragan (born July 12, 1973, Turda, Cluj County) is a Romanian business woman, the widow of Joseph Constantin Dragan.
After the death of her husband, Veronica Dragan became the richest Romanian. According to the Forbes Romania ranking of 2010, Veronica Dragan has an estimated fortune of about 900 million euros.
He has the Dragan Group, which includes ButanGas, Dragan Foundation, Fed Print Printing House, General Stefan Gusa Foundation, Nagard Publishing House, Banat Renaissance and Retreat, Ten TV, Dragan European University, Veroniki Life medical clinic and Veroniki Art Art Gallery.
One year after her husband’s death, she decided to move all family businesses into a new structure called Veroniki Holding SpA.  Thus, besides Butan Gas (industrial group with activities in Italy, Albania, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania and a turnover of Butan Gas Romania estimated at about 70 million euros), Romconstruct Top , a company acquired for the development of a wind farm in Silistea, Constanta.