Mr Gheorghe Pogea has been appointed Minister of Public Finance as of 18 December 2008 and thus also serves as EIB Governor for Romania, succeeding Mr Varujan Vosganian.

Born on 21 December 1955, Mr Gheorghe POGEA graduated from the Materials Science and Engineering Faculty, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute and holds a PhD in Materials’ Science and Engineering.

He served previously as Director General of the companies SC Titan Mar SA between 2006 and 2008, SC Marmosin SA between 2001 and 2004 and SC “Siderurgica” S.A, Hunedoara from 1996 through 2000.