As Managing Director of Highlander Central Europe – Romania, Raluca focuses on day-to-day operations of the office and management of the investment professionals and marketing strategies for the region, as well as sourcing and executing strategic transactions. She uses her extensive knowledge of the Romanian markets to develop and implement value-creation strategies for both prospective and existing Highlander portfolio companies.
Raluca spent more than 16 years in private equity with a focus on Romania as a part of the CEE teams of Advent International and GED Capital, both being among the first fund managers with teams dedicated to Romania. Prior to joining Highlander, she formed and managed Private Equity Partners, an investment advisory firm targeting PE funds and entrepreneurs, which led her to join Highlander Partners.
Raluca’s sector expertise is related to healthcare (both pharma and services), retail, services and industrials. She has been involved with over 50 deals in these sectors with the majority of the transactions taking place in Romania.
Board Memberships (Current and Past)
Regina Maria, past
Happy Tour, past
MBA Joint Program ASE Bucharest – University of Ottawa – HEC Montreal
BA from Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest