Board of Directors

The Political Leadership Academy is a think-tank, registered as an NGO in Romania,

which focuses on creating a school of thought in Eastern Europe, in the area of

leadership, aiming to teach a new generation of leaders for post-communist countries.

Ben-Oni Ardelean


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Dr. Ben-Oni Ardelean (Ph.D. in Political Science; Ph.D. in Theology) Member of Romanian Parliament, has extensive academic and political experience. He hold over years several important positions: Member of Parliament (2012-prez.); Vice-President of Chamber of Deputies (2017-2018); Senator of Romania (2012-2016)
& Secretary of Romanian Senate (2016); Vice-President of National Liberal Party; Member of NATO PA; Member of PACE; Member of the SEECP PA etc. He is recognized as a leading figure for human rights and freedom, organizing and speaking in conferences, televised debates and talk shows, promoting a new leadership model among conservatives for post-Communist countries and around the world. He is the author of several
books and numerous academic articles. Dr. Ben is highly preoccupied by supporting those in need, helping others to help themselves, motivating people to live a life of purpose, love and compassion.
Larisa Ivascu

Chair Scientific Council

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Dr. Larisa Ivascu (Ph.D. in Management; MBA; B.A. Software Engineering)is Associate Professor at Politehnica University of Timisoara – Romania, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Department of Management, having more then 15 years of experience in programming, teaching and research. Dr. Larisa is the Chair of the Entrepreneurship Office of Politehnica University of Timișoara and Director of Research Center in Engineering and Management. Dr. Larisa is also part of international research bodies: Vice-President of the Society for Ergonomics and Work Environment Management, Member of World Economics Association (WEA), International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC) and Academic Management Society of Romania.

Andreas Dobre


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Alexis Andreas Dobre graduated from the West University of Timisoara, having studied Marketing at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. He is, currently, working towards a Master’s degree in “Marketing and Sales Management”. Andreas has, also, worked for 2.5 years as a Personal Adviser for an MP’s office in the Romanian Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, and is particularly active in the Timis County politics, as a member of the Liberal Students’ Club.

Narcis Nagy

Media Director

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Narcis Nagy is a graduate of both the Polytechnic University of Timișoara, with a master’s degree in industrial intelligent systems and West University of Timișoara as a licensed psychologist. He is specialized in analyzing, modeling and transforming the perception of everyone’s unique digital fingerprint, for those who understand the power of social media environments.
With over 500 carefully constructed digital portfolios for members of Parliament, mayors, ministers and councilors, he achieved the knowledge that can make a difference for those who want to be part of the next generation leaders all over the world.