Codrin T. Scutaru Managing Director, International Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Codrin Scutaru joined McGuireWoods Romania in July 2015 as senior manager and became the managing director of the Bucharest office in September 2018.

As Romania’s former State Secretary in the Ministry of Labor, Codrin is an experienced public affairs professional who possesses a deep understanding of public policy, social policies, domestic politics and European affairs, as well as excellent communication skills. Codrin advised a number of clients from various industries on public affairs strategies, corporate and crisis communications, as well as on political and business risk assessment.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Codrin served in the Romanian Government for almost 8 years as State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, as well as Advisor for European Affairs at the same ministry, Advisor for social policy at the Prime Minister’s Office and Advisor to the State Secretary for Education. Codrin has also worked closely with the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, acting as Romania’s official representative at various formal meetings.

In between his governmental assignments, he served as the managing partner of his own public affairs company where he provided public affairs and public relations advisory services to several European clients, including large financial and information technology companies. As a political consultant, he advised top Romanian politicians and provided specialized services in local, parliamentary and presidential elections.

With a PhD in Sociology, Codrin has an extensive research and publishing experience, being one of Romania’s preeminent sociologists. He has also served for almost 3 years as a senior scientific researcher at the Romanian Academy’s Quality of Life Research Institute and has been a university lecturer since 2012. Codrin is also involved in community projects and has been instrumental, along with other team members, in obtaining full political support for the major social educational tickets bill inspired by the Ovidiu Ro NGO.

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  • University of Bucharest and Western University of Timisoara, PhD, Sociology, 2010
  • Titu Maiorescu University, BA, Law, 2006
  • University of Bucharest, MA, Strategic Management, 2006
  • The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, BA, Political Science, 2003

Former Founder Vice President, Alliance for Liberal and Democrats for Europe, 2015

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