Maia Sandu

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Maia Sandu
Maia Sandu - EPP Summit - June 2017 (35463818515).jpg
Sandu at EPP Summit in July 2017
Minister of Education of Moldova
In office
24 July 2012 – 30 July 2015
Prime Minister Vlad Filat
Iurie Leancă
Chiril Gaburici
Natalia Gherman (interim)
Preceded by Mihail Șleahtițchi
Succeeded by Corina Fusu
Personal details
Born (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 46)
Risipeni, Fălești District, Moldova
Political party Action and Solidarity (2016-present)
Liberal Democratic Party (2012–2015)
Alma mater Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Academy of Public Administration
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Profession Economist
Military service
Rank Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador

Maia Sandu (born 24 May 1972) is a Moldovan economist who served as Minister of Education of Moldova from 2012 until 2015.

In 2016, Maia Sandu was a candidate in the Moldovan presidential election. Running on a Pro-EU action platform, she was one of the two candidates that reached the run off of the election.[1]

Biography[edit]

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, Sandu 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 (ro) (AAP) in Chișinău. In 2010, she graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Career[edit]

Sandu at a meeting with Ovidiu Raețchi in January 2016

From 2010 to 2012, Sandu worked as Adviser to the Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. From 2012 to 2015 she served as Minister of Education of Moldova. 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.[2] 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 Drăguțanu and the State Prosecutor Corneliu Gurin as conditions for her acceptance of the office.[3] Ultimately, Valeriu Streleț was nominated over Sandu by the President of Moldova.

On December 23, 2015 she launched a platform „În /pas/ cu Maia Sandu” ("Keep pace with Maia Sandu") that later became a political party called "Partidul Acțiune și Solidaritate" ("Party of Action and Solidarity").

In 2016, Maia Sandu was a candidate in the Moldovan presidential election. Running on a Pro-EU action platform, she was one of the two candidates that reached the run off of the election.[4]

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