Mara NiculescuPrivate Donors Manager, Teach for Romania

Mara is an experienced development practitioner, having worked for over 8 years for international organizations in the area of international development cooperation, resource mobilisation and new partnerships for sustainable development. For the last 3 years, her work focused on development financing innovations, and she advocated for solutions like shared value partnerships with the private sector and blended finance in Europea and the CIS. After several years working as an international expert and living in Istanbul, Yerevan, Ashgabat, and New York, Mara has recently decided to repatriate and join the ranks of the education leaders community in Romania to contribute to the advancement of inclusive education.