Romania Insider Team

Meet our team! You can get in touch with our newsroom by emailing [email protected] and the message reaches all the journalists and editors in our team.  To get in touch with our marketing & sales team, email us at [email protected].  If you are a member of the Romania Insider Community, reach out to us at [email protected]

Most of our team is working remotely. Our Bucharest office address is: 5 Nicolae Iorga St., 2nd floor (inside Commons co-working space), 010431, Bucharest, Romania


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Andrei Chirileasa

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. For the last six years he was editor of the capital markets section in Ziarul Financiar. He joined the team in May 2014 as editor and partner. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues (Game of Thrones). He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature. Email him for interviews, conferences and story pitches at [email protected]

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Simona Fodor
Associate Editor

Simona Fodor has been a journalist and editor for English-language media in Romania for the last 10 years. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest. She is currently Associate Editor at City Compass Media, the publisher of this website. E-mail her at [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana holds an MA in English, German, and film studies in Romania and Germany. A natural people’s person, film enthusiast, Balkans and Berlin addict, she is happy to combine these passions in any way possible. When she is not writing for she works for international film festivals and (ideally) travels a lot. Email: [email protected]


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Corina Chirileasa
Managing Partner & Shareholder

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist in Romania in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she founded Currently based in Northern Romania. Corina is now the Managing Partner of City Compass Media, and manages all of the group's media projects, online, print and events. She is passionate about media trends, business & economic developments, change management. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, and spending time with her family and their dogs. Get in touch with her by e-mail: [email protected]

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Volker Moser
Business Development Manager & Shareholder

Volker holds a MA in Public Policy and Management from Konstanz University. He has been living in Romania since 2007 and has co-founded City Compass, an expat services company, which partners with He is keen on exploring regional food and opportunities regarding regional development, both in Romania and on an international level. Media trends, marketing and business development opportunities have become more than a pleasant hobby for him lately. E-mail him at [email protected]

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Grégoire Vigroux

Over the past decade, Grégoire has co-founded and sold several fast-growing companies in Romania, including Carmedia and Emova. His largest venture is CallPoint (now TELUS International Europe). The company, founded in Bucharest in 2007, now employs 1,500 team members locally. The 37-year-old Frenchman currently holds the position of Vice-President, Marketing of TELUS International Europe and is a member of the local Board of Directors. Apart from his role at TELUS, Grégoire is an active business angel. He recently made investments in media (Le Petit Journal and Romania Insider City Compass); in a cryptocurrency exchange (Bitcoin Romania); and runs several investments in real estate, through his investment firm NORVILLE BARNS INVESTMENTS.

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Irina Chirileasa
Media & Marketing Account Executive

Irina graduated from Romano – Americana University in Bucharest with a Marketing degree. A free spirit and open minded, fashion design enthusiast, classical and electronic music lover, she always looks for persons and things that inspire her. She is currently working as Media Projects Coordinator for, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication and other media projects. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

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Ruxandra Stan
Administrative Manager

Ruxandra is originally from Bacau County and she moved in Bucharest in 2009 when she started her university studies. She has a Bachelor degree in international relations and European studies and in 2014 she finished her Master studies in minorities’ rights and women studies. She likes to read, watch all the TV series possible and be up to date with what happens globally regarding human rights violations and hopefully be a part of the improvements, focusing on the social and political equality between women and men. She is also the proud roommate of a former stray cat. At Romania –, she oversees the administrative activities. Email her at [email protected]