Codrin Scutaru served as Managing Director of McGuireWoods Romania since 2018. As of January 2020, he took the lead of Public Affairs Solutions as Chief Executive Officer, in light of the transition of McGuireWoods Romania to a wholly-owned Romanian company.
Codrin is one of the most experienced public affairs executives in the Romanian landscape who has led top public affairs campaigns in various industries, such as private pensions, vouchers, healthcare and pharma, automotive, tax and others, helping big investors to set up their business in Romania or to maintain key strategic investors in the country.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Codrin served the Romanian Government in various capacities for almost 8 years as State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor with wide managerial attributions and Advisor for social policy or EU affairs at the PM’s Office, Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Education. In his public duties, Codrin has built a strong transatlantic communication channel with US and UK public officials and politicians.
Codrin is also very active in the community, serving as Board Member within the OvidiuRO Association. Together with founding members of Ovidiu RO, Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke, Codrin has had a leading role in the Every Child in Kindergarten bill for mobilizing public and private resources to ensure that quality early education is available to Romania’s poorest children.
Alongside his public tenure, Codrin pursued a political career being actively involved in Romanian politics in liberal center-right parties since 2007, being among others a founding member of a former coalition party, where he served as deputy chairperson.