Maia Sandu

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Maia Sandu
Moldovan Minister of Education
In office
24 July 2012 – present
President Nicolae Timofti
Prime Minister Iurie Leancă
Preceded by Mihail Șleahtițchi
Personal details
Born (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 42)
Risipeni, Fălești District, Moldova
Political party Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova
Alliance for European Integration
Profession Economist
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
Military service
Rank Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador

Maia Sandu (b. May 24, 1972, Risipeni, Rîşcani) is a Moldovan politician. Since 24 July 2012 she is Minister in the Ministry of Education of Moldova.


Maia Sandu was born on 24 May 1972 in the village of Risipeni, in the region of Fălești of the Republic of Moldova. From 1989 to 1994 she majored in management at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM). Then, from 1995 to 1998, Sandu majored in international relationship at the Academy of Public Administration (Moldova). In 2010 she graduated from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and from 2010 to 2012, Maia Sandu worked as Advisor to the Executive Director at World Bank in Washington DC, USA.

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