The Chief of the Prime-minister’s Chancellery, the president of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA), as well as two secretaries of state run for Hope and Homes for Children

A team of Government officials joined Hope and Homes for Children and will run on Sunday, October 9th at the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon. Their team is called RunGov-HHC. 

Claudiu Vrînceanu – Secretary of State with the Ministry of Economy, Dragoș Doroș – President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration, Paul Gheorghiu – Chief of the Prime-minister Chancellery and Mihai Lisețchi – Secretary of State with the Ministry of Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue will participate in the relay race and will each run 10.5 km as part of Team Hope, our team of runners. The four government officials will join the 400 runners who will participate in different events of the competition for our cause: support provided to poor families in order to enable them to raise their children rather than abandon them in state-run institutions.

Claudiu Vrînceanu was the editor-in-chief of the Business for 10 years. At the end of last year, he was appointed Secretary of State with the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Relationship with the Business Environment, responsible for the entrepreneurs, small businesses, tourism and relationship with the business environment. He likes sports and he has run with Team Hope to support Romania’s vulnerable children on 3 other occasions.

Paul Gheorghiu was appointed head of the Prime Minister’s Office at the beginning of September. Before that, he was a director of Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș’s Office, as member of the board of directors for the National Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. 

Mihai Lisețchi has an extensive experience in working with NGOs: before he was appointed Secretary of State within the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue, he worked for 18 years at the Agency for Informing and Development of NGOs. He loves sports, he participates in swimming and running competitions and he also likes to ski.

Dragoș Doroș has been the President of ANAF (National Agency for Fiscal Administration) since March and in the last 3 years he was a partner in an audit and financial consulting company and prior to that he worked in central administration.

This year in April Paul Gheorghiu, Dragoș Doroș and Mihai Liseţchi, together with several ministers and members of the Cioloș government ran 10 km at the cross-country event celebrating the “International Sports Day for Development and Peace”. When Claudiu Vrînceanu told them he will run again at the Bucharest Marathon for Hope and Homes for Children they decided to join him and form a team called RunGov-HHC. 

"During this year spent in the Government I learnt that working as a team is essential both in the relationship with other ministries and public institutions, as well as in balancing the directions I coordinate. The specialists, public servants and dignitaries need to coordinate with each other for joint projects, which is why a relay race at the marathon represents a natural and healthy spare time team activity. We run this marathon for Hope and Homes for Children to promote a healthy lifestyle and to show a different image of the Romanian Government – the athletic one", said Claudiu Vrînceanu, Secretary of State with the Ministry of Economy.

Cristian Botan, advisor with the Prime-Minister’s Office, will also run for our organization at the half-marathon event. He will be joining Team Hope for the third time in a running competition. This is Team Hope’s fifth participation in a running competition, up to this point more than 1,000 runners and 200 volunteers have chosen to support Hope and Homes for Children. 

The Bucharest Marathon is a competition organized by the Bucharest Running Club Association and its mission is to facilitate the access of individuals, communities and companies in achieving personal objectives through a healthy and active lifestyle, while giving them the possibility to have a positive impact in the society. Currently there are more than 20 causes partnered with OMV Petrom Bucharest Half-Marathon and Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon which raise EUR 50,000 to 100,000 per year for community, social, education, and ecological projects.