Advisory Board Member
Mark Gitenstein served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 2009 and 2012.
As US Ambassador to Romania, he worked to strengthen relations with Romania on a variety of issues. He actively promoted deeper development of Romania’s equity markets, as well as a fair and transparent business environment for all investors. He also encouraged greater private sector involvement in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including the introduction of a corporate governance code for SOEs. Notably, the US-Romanian Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement was negotiated and signed during his tenure.
In 2012, the Romanian President awarded him with the “Star of Romanian Grand Cross,” the country’s highest civil order.