Emma Manolache
Advisor, Romania
Emma has over 6 years of professional experience in international relations and European public affairs, having worked in diverse settings across think tanks, within an Embassy and for a major international business organization. In her various roles, Emma has also gained extensive experience in managing corporate communications on behalf of a range of clients.

Responsibilities in Aretera

- Monitoring & analysis of draft legislation and policy initiatives in Romania

- Advising & assisting clients in relation with national and regional authorities

- Identifying and assessing regulatory and political risks and their impact on business

- Public affairs and stakeholder engagement

- Drafting analytical papers, memos, overviews and reports

Professional experience

Emma started her work in the field of international relations within the German Marshall Fund of the US – Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation think tank, where she coordinated the policy and communication activities of the Bucharest office, working closely with high level decision makers.

She then continued in her role as attaché for the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium to Romania and more recently, she worked as public affairs specialist for the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) in Romania, coordinating task forces, representing members in various fields and contributing to the policymaking process in Romania.


Emma holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science in the French language from the University of Bucharest and an MA degree in International Economy and European Affairs from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.

Emma has represented Romania at the Economic Forum of Young Leaders (Poland) and the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (Switzerland). She was also among the organizers of three high level international events - the Brussels Forum 2018, NATO Engages 2018, as well as the Bucharest Forum 2018.