Romanian born and educated, with more than 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and privatization, Cristian Nacu is one of the most experienced and respected managers and investment professionals in the region.
Since March 2018, he is Sr. Country Officer for Romania and Moldova of International Finance Corporation, an institution of the World Bank Group, returning to IFC after 13 years. Previously, between 1999 and 2005, Cristian Nacu worked at IFC as investment professional.
For 12 years, between 2005 and 2017, he has been Partner in Enterprise Investors, one of the largest and oldest private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe and he managed EI’s Representative Office in Romania. For the last two years of this period, he has been senior advisor of the President of the firm. Enterprise Investors has been one of the most active and successful private equity investors in CEE and Romania, raising since 1990 nine funds with total capital exceeding EUR 2.5 billion.
Cristian Nacu had also a prestigious non-profit activity being board member or chairing many professional or non-profit organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement Romania, one of the world largest educational organization for entrepreneurial skills and has been for many years President of SEEPEA, the South Eastern European Private Equity Association and board member of Nesst Foundation Romania, a supporter of social entrepreneurship.
Well recognized investment professional, he received numerous distinctions and awards.