Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu


Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank Group

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu works as Senior Urban Development Specialist in the World Bank office in Bucharest, Romania.

Marcel received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and holds a Ph.D. in Regional Development from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Some of the key areas Marcel has worked on include: urban and regional development policy and competitiveness; the management of EU Operational Programmes; project prioritization; local and regional governance; sustainable development and climate change; and brownfields redevelopment.

Marcel has led or contributed to projects in: Romania, Poland, Turkey, the US, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Georgia, Azerbaidjan, and Croatia.