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Radu Puchiu


Founder & CEO

Radu Puchiu is founder and CEO of h.appycities, a company that is focused on building digital platforms and mobile applications that empower citizens, communities, and local authorities to think, communicate and act collectively for the benefit of the citizens

Between october 2012 and november 2017 he was Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery in charge with strategies and public policies coordination at the Centre of Government, National Coordinator for Open Government Partnership and coordinator of the five editions of the Government of Romania Official Internship Programme – internship.gov.ro.

Between february and november 2017 he was appointed as the National Coordinator for the Relation of Romania with OECD.

Previously, between 2004 and 2009 he was the director for IT&C in the Victoria Palace, Government of Romania Headquarters.

He graduated Design Academy in Bucharest and he attended the Internet Leadership Academy at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK. He is also member of the Open Data Leaders Network organized by Open Data Institute London.

In 2016 he was selected by Res Publica, Google, Visegrad Fund și Financial Times in NewEurope100 top of innovation leaders in East and Central Europe.

His experience includes also over three years in online marketing and over five years in online and branding projects.