General Consul of Romania Visited UCR

Eugen Chivu highlighted his efforts to increase trade and diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Romania

Romanian Consul General Eugen Chivu spoke to business administration and political science students on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. carrie rosema

Romanian Consul General Eugen Chivu spoke to business administration and political science students Thursday, Jan. 12 about his country’s efforts to foster economic and diplomatic ties with the United States.

With Germany as its largest trade partner and other European countries close behind, Chivu said Romania’s trade level with the United States remains low, something he has been working to increase since becoming head of the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles in 2013. Although low, he said Romania-U.S. partnerships exist in all sectors of the economy, from banking to heavy industry.

Chivu said Romania’s economy is driven by rich natural resources, good agricultural harvests, and growing industrial exports. Romania’s geographic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa places the country in a strong position for international trade, Chivu said.

Prior to his appointment as consul general, Chivu was managing partner of the law firm Chivu & Associates SCA in Bucharest, where he specialized in civil, commercial, and intellectual property. Chivu also served as a member of Romanian diplomatic corps, holding various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest and continued his diplomatic studies at leading European Universities.

The talk was sponsored by the UCR School of Business and the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Dean Yunzeng Wang of the School of Business thanked Victor Tolan, school of business executive fellow and chief executive officer of B&K Precision Group, for inviting Chivu to UCR.

Yunzeng Wang, dean of the School of Business, Romanian Consul General Eugen Chivu, Milagros Peña, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Victor Tolan, School of Business executive fellow and chief executive officer of B&K Precision Group, pose for a photo on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. carrie rosema

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