Transparency International Romania approach

In order to achieve the vision of an honest country, without corruption, we must allow Romanian citizens to take an attitude against corruption whenever they cheek with it and to educate people about the benefits they generate if they behave with integrity , both for themselves and for the society they belong to.


An honest country, without corruption




We will support people and institutions to promote integrity and to stop corruption in all its forms.



Transparency International Romania has two major priorities: improving the reporting and sanctioning of corruption in Romania and changing attitudes among citizens in organisations, so that corruption becomes unacceptable in Romania.


Ethics Code

This code of conduct is developed in applying the provisions of art. 7, para. 3, lit. D, of Art. 351, para 2-4 and of art. 354, para. 1, lit. G of the Statute of the Romanian Association for Transparency | Transparency International Romania (TI-Romania). The code of conduct is based on the Transparency International Declaration on the coalition's vision, values and guiding principles, adopted by the annual meeting in Prague, 2001. It also corresponds to the Transparency International (TI) policy on conflicts of interest presented at the annual TI assembly in Nairobi, 2004 and approved by the TI Board of Directors in October 2004, which is annexed to this Code of ethics and are an integral part of it.

While the statement establishes the general ethical framework, this code of ethics responds to the peculiarities, conditions and aspirations of TI-Romania. Persons associated with TI-Romania assume the highest standards of integrity and responsibility, acting in accordance with the essence of the values and guiding principles of TI and promoting these standards and principles.
The people associated with TI-Romania promote the principles of the Global Movement Transparency International and its ideals. This code is a live document, its value for TI-Romania consisting in the ability to create a suitable environment for promoting integrity.
  Code of conduct

The Board of Directors ensures the enforcement of the General Assembly's decisions. It is made up of seven members elected by the General Assembly.
The Board of Directors is a collective body, who performs his duties in meetings convened monthly or whenever necessary, by president, Executive Director or at least two of its members. Conventions are made in writing, with the mention of the agenda.
The Board of Directors adopts decisions in exercising the following tasks:


  • assures the administrative management of the Association
  • presents to the General Assembly the activity report for the previous period, execution income budget and costs, the balance sheet, draft income budget and costs and project programs of the Association; drafts the budget of the Association on chapters
  • names, revokes and establishes allowances of the executive director
  • decides to change the headquarters of the Association
  • establishes and develops relationships with other associations, foundations, other legal entities and approves affiliation to organizations or coalitions with purpose and similar activities, from the country and abroad
  • excludes from the membership of the Association, based on the Senate approval, those people who, through actions that harm the Association's interests, are susceptible to revoke this quality
  • takes note of the requests to renounce membership of the Association
  • approves the organization chart of the staff
  • designates persons with bank signature rights

Marian V. Popa a recognized senior corporate operational leader, is the Managing Partner of Transformativ Coaching srl, starting December 2023 being responsible for managing the company’s activities in Romania, focusing on operational, administration and business development matters.

Mike brings senior management experience in financial services, business services, outsourcing and technology sectors with multinationals such as Deutsche Bank, Endava, Fujitsu and Rank Xerox.

Before founding Transformativ Coaching, he was Managing Director of Globalworth Romania (2021-2023) – the largest real estate developer and manager of the country. Before that, in his role as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Global Technology Romania, between 2014 and 2020, he created one of the four strategical technology centers of Deutsche Bank worldwide managing over 1,000 people. Prior to his position at Deutsche Bank, Marian V. Popa was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of notable companies such as Endava CEE (over 7 years), Fujitsu/ICL (8 years) and Xerox Romania & Moldova (over 14 years). He founded the consulting company Transformative Coaching and several NGOs such as the Foundation for the Medieval Art Festival in Sighisoara, The American Chamber of Commerce, The British – Romanian Chamber of Commerce, AOAR, Transparency International Romania and many others.

Mike holds a degree in Economics and Foreign Trade Relations (Romania) and three diplomas in Executive Management Education (UK, Belgium, and France).

Victor Alistar has extensive experience in drafting laws and conducting advocacy campaigns to promote legislative proposals. Being more than 13 years Executive Director of TI-Romania, he has successfully promoted over 10 normative acts proposals and over 40 public policies, and is currently member of the Board of Directors of TI Romania.

Victor Alistar has a PhD in Public Administration and is a lawyer of the Bucharest Bar, associate professor at SNSPA and anti-corruption activist in Romania. He was appointed as member of the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), representing Romania in 2015-2020, and in 2017 he was appointed representative of civil society in the Superior Council of Magistracy.
At the moment, Victor Alistar is a counselor at the High Court of Cassation and Justice

Adriana Luminiţa Popa is former president of the National Office for Preventing and Combating Money Laundering and current member of the Transparency International Romania’ Board of Directors. During her career, she held multiple key roles within the National Bank of Romania, of which we mention her position as principal expert within the NBR’ Chancellery and deputy director of the Internal Audit Department. Adriana Luminiţa Popa has a PhD in Military Sciences and Information and published many academic papers in subjects regarding the Romanian legislation on prevention and combating money laundering; risk management on money laundering in the context of the international regulatory framework; globalization of money laundering phenomenon and financing of terrorism, etc.

Dragoș Șeuleanu is Excutive Director of Magurele High Tech Cluster from 2019. His expertise is in knowledge and technology transfer, his abilities and knowledge being based on his experience as journalist and manager at Radio Romania and interim president of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Between 2005 and 2016 he was expert in European Funds focus on Innovation, Advanced Research and Cross-Border Areas. He is also currently working on the development of a new European business model, based on advanced research and public communication.He graduated in 1986 the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies – Faculty of Management and in 1994 the EMBA Program of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and the University of Washington (Seattle, USA).

Mădălina Afrăsinie has been judge for over 20 years, and since 2009 she has been practicing at the Bucharest Court, in the VIth Civil Section, also in 2013 and 2016 she has been the president of the Section. In her career she researched a series of legislative changes in Romania, among which we mention the New Civil Code. Also, Mădălina Afrăsinie participated in several seminars that addressed topics related to legislative amendments, proposals for normative acts, citizens' access to information and their right to fair trials, etc.In 1999 she graduated the Faculty of Law of University Lucian Blaga from Sibiu, and between 2001 and 2003 she was a justice auditor at the National Institute of Magistracy.

Cătălin Sturza is a publicist and a Philology PhD. In his articles published in the Romanian newspapers Adevărul and Hotnews, he approched multiple subjects, from literature to marketing, to communication and ethics; he also produced for 10 years a show on internet and technology broadcasted on Radio Romania. Currently he is Marketing Manager on the AI for Business Department at IBM. He is also a member of Transparency International Romania’ Board of Directors and president of the Tolkien Society Romania.

Carmen Adriana Popais a lawyer at the Bucharest Bar with over 20 years of experience in the field. Between 2008 and 2014 she worked as a prosecutor at the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Bucharest Court of Appeal, during which she handled cases regarding international judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Also, Carmen Popa started her career as a prosecutor immediately after graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Bucharest, in 1986, being assigned to the position of trainee prosecutor at the Târgoviște Local Prosecutor's Office. After that, between 1988 and 1993, she was a prosecutor at the Local Prosecutor's Office of Sector 1 Bucharest, and from 1993 she was prosecutor at the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Bucharest Court of Appeal and the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, until October 2000. At the same time, her professional training was supplemented by various professional trainings held by the Center for Human Rights - UN; US Department of Justice; Center for International Documentation on Organized Economic Crime.

Board of Directors

The Senate ensures that members and staff respect the values and guiding principles of the Association. He consists of three people chosen by the General Assembly; at least one of these people must be a member of the association.

The Senate seeks to strengthen and raise the ethical standards of the association's members and staff in order to provide a viable model to dignitaries, public servants, businessmen and other civil society organizations.

The mandate of the members of the Senate is 3 years from the date of their election by the General Assembly.

Senate members

  • Maria Maxim
    Member of General Assembly
  • Sebastian Văduva
    Member of General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of all members of the association.
The General Assembly has the right to control the board of directors, the Senate and the censor.
General meetings shall be held at least once a year, at least 30 days before the balance sheet is lodged for the preceding year. The general meetings shall be convened by the Chairman, the board of directors or by 1/3 of the members of the Association, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, at least 10 days before the date of the hearing.
The decisions of the general meetings of the Associates shall be adopted by a majority of the votes of the Members present.

The General Assembly has the following tasks:

  • Establishes the strategy and general objectives of the Association
  • Approves the revenue and expenditure budget and the accounting balance
  • Elects and revokes members of the board of directors and of the Senate
  • Appoints and revokes the censor
  • Decides to set up subsidiaries or other subunits
  • Decides on the amendment of the Constituent Act and of the Statute
  • Decides on the dissolution and liquidation of the Association, as well as on the establishment of the destination of the goods remaining after liquidation
  • Controls the activity and management of the Board of directors, Senate and censorship.

The General Assembly

  General Assembly

Transparency International Romania staff

Georgiana Ciuta
Executive Director
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Despina Balasoiu
Project coordinator
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Elena Ciobotaru
HR Specialist
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Georgeta Filip
Georgeta Filip
Public relations specialist
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Irina Lonean
Project coordinator
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Marius Mihai
IT Specialist
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Mihai Vilnoiu
Integrity and compliance expert
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Patricia Berianu
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Valentin Cornatel
IT Specialist
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Financial Transparency

Distribution of funding sources 2023


Transparency of decision making and Transparency of activity


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Bd. General Gheorghe Magheru 28-30, et. 3, Sector 1, 
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