Mihai Nicolae Tanasescu has been a Senior Adviser to the International Monetary Fund’s Executive Director for 13 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus region and the Middle East since 2007. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Previously, Mihai was a member of the Romanian National Assembly and Chairman of the Budget Committee (2004-07). As Minister of Public Finance (2000-04) he strengthened the macroeconomic stability of Romania and negotiated its entry into the European Union. He also sat on the Board of Governors of a number of international financial institutions including the IMF and the World Bank.
Mihai has taught economics and public finance at Bucharest’s Academy of Economic Studies. He also studied economics and budget planning at the prestigious École Nationale D’Administration (Institute Internationale D’Administration Pubique) in Paris and participated in Harvard’s Business School’s executive development programme. He has written more than 500 articles and interviews, published in leading world papers like the FT, WSJ, Emerging Markets, etc.