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Profile updated: 16.02.23
 Dorin Recean 
 politician 
Date of Birth: 17.03.1974
Place of Birth: Donduseni, Republic of Moldova
Citizenship: Republic of Moldova
Dorin Recean graduated from the Moldovan Academy of Economic Sciences, the specialty of management of international economic relationships, and later earned a master’s degree from the Belgian branch of Newport University in the USA, according to his official CV.

For seven years, he worked at the Agency for Enterprise Restructuring and Post-Privatization Technical Assistance (ARIA), as a project manager and chief of program. For one year, he acted as the marketing and sales manager at the telecommunication company TeleMedia Group (now Orange Systems), and then, for almost another seven years, Mr. Recean took over as the managing director at Milenium Grup concern, a firm in the area of financial leasing, market research, and business consultancy.

Between January 2010 and July 2012, Dorin Recean held the position of deputy minister for information technology and communications. His next job was the minister of interior affairs in the cabinet of Vladimir Filat 2. Interestingly, he was sworn in at the same ceremony with Maia Sandu - then education minister - who is now the president of Moldova.

In February 2013, during his tenure as interior minister, Mr. Recean got caught in a public scandal when the media learned of a secretly-tapped phone conversation with Nicolae Vicol, chief of the Fiscal Service at that time. In that conversation, the minister harshed the fiscal manager over alleged wrongdoings by Mr. Vicol’s subordinates. In one particular portion of the record, Mr. Recean says: „...I did ask you one thing - if issues arise, call them in and I’ll smash their heads against the asphalt... while you’ll watch.”

Dorin Recean has never explained himself about the persons he’d meant. The conversation was leaked in the context of a criminal proceeding against Nicolae Vicol, whose phone conversations were intercepted by the police. Mr. Recean later said the leakage occurred at the order of Moldovan oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc. The latter at that time was in an open conflict with prime minister Vladimir Filat and was doing his best to discredit the government during police investigations into a number of frauds at state-run enterprises.

In November 2014, the cabinet of Iurie Leanca held a secret session that decided to give its backing for state guarantees in return for a 9.5-billion-leu loan from the central bank to three bankrupt banks that had just been robbed out of a total of 1 billion dollars (Savings Bank, Social Bank, Unibank). During that session, Dorin Recean pointed out a number of vulnerabilities in the proposal. „If I know that the proposal is approved, I could walk in the bank, take a loan, deposit the money, and send it to offshore...,” exemplified Mr. Recean to his colleagues. He asked for a protection mechanism (which was never implemented).

After the resignation of the Leanca government, between 2015 and 2022, Dorin Recean worked in the private sector as a data analysis and information consultant. His latest job before returning to the public service was in Alaco Limited, a British business intelligence firm.

Since February 2022, for one year, Dorin Recean served as an advisor to President Maia Sandu on defense and national security, and as the secretary of the Supreme Security Council.

In the business area, he owns 10% of US Food Network SRL, which runs a number of KFC fast-food restaurants in Chisinau. In 2021, this firm reported 52.79 million lei in sales and a 5.3-million-leu profit. Mr. Recean’s dividend amounted to almost 717,000 lei.

He also owns 50% in Performa SRL, a trading and intermediary firm founded in 2015. In 2021, it posted almost half a million lei in sales and more than 100,000 lei in post-tax revenues. As of February 2023, Performa SRL owed almost 15,000 lei to the state.

The new premier is also a 50% business partner at Delta Consulting SRL, a business consultancy and management firm. It reported no revenues in 2021.

In all three firms, Dorin Recean is associated with Traian-Catalin Giosan, the managing director of the media joint-stock company Pro Digital SRL, which runs the television channel PRO TV Chisinau.

The prime minister’s wife Stela Recean is an audit and bank supervision specialist. Since 2018, she holds the seat of deputy chairwoman of the Managing Board of Moldova Agroindbank (Maib), the largest private bank in Moldova.

   Political Affiliation 
   Private Function 
   Public Function 
   Career 
02.2023
Government
prime minister
02.2022
The Presidency of the Republic of Moldova
02.2023
presidential adviser on national defense and security
07.2012
Ministry of Interior Affairs
02.2015
minister
01.2010
Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications
07.2012
deputy minister
1995
Agency for Enterprise Restructuring and Technical Assistance
2002
consultant, project manager, program director
2003
Milenium Grup Concern
2010
executive director
2002
TeleMedia Group
2003
marketing and sales director
   Income 
2021
Total: 26.015,00 EUR
5.964.928,30 MDL
9.362,00 USD
2015
Total: 44.988,57 MDL
2014
Total: 144.502,28 MDL
2013
Total: 653.752,20 MDL
2012
Total: 758.599,00 MDL
   Real Estate 
2021
Urban land
Value: 5.000,00 EUR
Area: 1200 mp
Ownership: 100%
2021
Villa
Value: 55.000,00 EUR
Area: 97 mp
Ownership: 100%
2005
Other real estate
Value: 16.451,00 MDL
Area: 16 mp
Ownership: 100%
2000
Agricultural land
Value: 15.400,00 MDL
Area: 1,272 ha
Ownership: 100%
1996
House
Value: 913.575,00 MDL
Area: 271,4 mp
Ownership: 100%
1996
Urban land
Value: 46.281,00 MDL
Area: 0,0423 ha
Ownership: 100%
   Mobile Assets 
2021
Car
BMW
Value: 19.250,00 EUR
0,05%
Farmacia Viola SRL
Value: 73,00 MDL
Owner: spouse
2,7799%
Projestact SRL
Value: 1.000,00 MDL
50%
Delta Consulting SRL
Value: 5.000,00 MDL
50%
Performa SRL
Value: 5.000,00 MDL
10%
US Food Network SRL
Value: 966,70 MDL
   Bank Accounts 
 Total: 107.433,10 EUR
1.373,00 GBP
1.198.611,73 MDL
537,94 RON
29.217,58 USD
   Investigations 
   Documents 
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   Connections 
voted in as prime minister
minister of Interior Affairs (July 2012- February 2015)
AO Automobil Club din Moldova (PA Automobile Club from Moldova)
member of the council
Delta Consulting SRL
associate with 50%
Maib
spouse is a member and deputy-president of the Management Committee
Performa SRL
associate with 50%
US Food Network SRL
associate with 10%