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Dragoș Bucurenci

Dragoș Bucurenci

Communication strategist and coach, civic activist and television personality. He is a graduate of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He trained more than 1000 managers in public speaking, storytelling and interpersonal communication, and received the “Best Training of the Year” award at the Business Edu Gala in 2010.

Dragoș built two of Romania’s most prominent NGOs, “Save the Danube Delta” and “MaiMultVerde”, spearheading a campaign that changed the younger generation’s mentality about volunteering and about environment protection.

He produced and presented several TV shows for public and private TV channels, including hosting the Romanian version of the internationally acclaimed format Survivor, and wrote columns for national newspapers and magazines (“Academia Cațavencu”, “Evenimentul zilei”, “Esquire”, “Elle”, “The One”).

He founded Khastalia, a corporate training and executive coaching company, in 2013, but he continues to be involved in civil society. Since 2015 Dragoș is the Director of Development of the Hope and Homes for Children Foundation, where he coordinates the communications and fundraising strategy. Under his mandate, local fundraising exceeded 1 million Euro annually, a year-to-year increase of more than 80%.

His book Despre curajul de a ne lăsa văzuți, published in 2016 by Curtea Veche, is a collection of essays on communication, vulnerability and growing up in post-communist Romania.

Summer School | Timișoara, 2018

Cultural Leadership