Maia Sandu in 2015
|Moldovan Minister of Education|
24 July 2012 – 30 July 2015
|Prime Minister||Vlad Filat
|Preceded by||Mihail Șleahtițchi|
|Succeeded by||Corina Fusu|
24 May 1972 |
Risipeni, Fălești District, Moldova
|Alma mater||Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Academy of Public Administration
John F. Kennedy School of Government
|Rank||Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador|
Maia Sandu (b. May 24, 1972, Risipeni, Rîşcani) is a Moldovan economist, and Minister of Education of Moldova from 2012 until 2015. She was considered on 23 July 2015 by the Liberal Democratic Party as a nominee to be the next Prime Minister of Moldova, succeeding Natalia Gherman and Chiril Gaburici. A day after being proposed by a renewed pro-European coalition, Sandu set the departure of the Head of the National Bank of Moldova, Dorin Dragutanu and the State Prosecutor Corneliu Gurin as conditions for her acceptance of the office. Ultimately, Valeriu Strelet was nominated over Sandu by the President of Moldova.
Maia Sandu was born on 24 May 1972 in the village of Risipeni, in the region of Fălești in Soviet Moldavia. From 1989 to 1994 she majored in management at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM). Then, from 1995 to 1998, she majored in international relations at the Academy of Public Administration (AAP) in Chișinău. In 2010 she graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and from 2010 to 2012, she worked as Adviser to the Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
- Maia Sandu′s profile at the Government of Moldova
- "Ex-World Bank economist set to become prime minister in Moldova". http://www.dw.com/en. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
- "Moldova PM nominee pushes tough demands for taking top job". http://www.reuters.com/. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
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