Anatol Arapu

Anatol Arapu
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Anatol Arapu in 2015
Minister of Finance
In office
14 August 2013 – 20 January 2016
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterIurie Leancă
Chiril Gaburici
Valeriu Streleț
Preceded byVeaceslav Negruța
Succeeded byOctavian Armașu
In office
22 May 1998 – 12 November 1999
PresidentPetru Lucinschi
Prime MinisterIon Ciubuc
Ion Sturza
Preceded byValeriu Chițan
Succeeded byMihail Manoli
Personal details
Born (1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 56)
Văsieni, Ialoveni District, Moldovan SSR, USSR
Alma materState University of Moldova

Anatol Arapu (born 27 November 1962 in Văsieni) is a Moldovan economist, who served as Minister of Finances of Moldova from 14 August 2013 to January 2016, in three consecutive cabinets: Leancă Cabinet, Gaburici Cabinet, and Streleț Cabinet. He also was Minister of Finances in 1990s, in Ciubuc-2 Cabinet (22 May 1998 - 17 February 1999) and in Sturza Cabinet (12 March - 12 November 1999).[1]


Anatol Arapu was born on 27 November 1962 in the village of Văsieni, Ialoveni. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the State University of Moldova in 1985, the Economic and Statistical Institute of Moscow in 1987 and the Institute of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993.[2] In the period 1988-1992 he was director of the "Moldova - EXIM" trust. During 1994-1997 he worked as an assistant to the World Bank executive direction, and from 1997 to 1998 he was Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union, NATO, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.[3]

He subsequently worked for Lukoil România as a financial director for one year, and from 2001 to 2013 he served as Deputy General Manager for Economic and Financial Affairs.[4] From August 14, 2013, he is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Moldova initially in the Leancă Cabinet, then in the Gaburici Cabinet and the Streleț Cabinet. Although he is not a party member, he has become Minister as being submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova.[5][6][7][8]

He is married and has a child. He speaks Romanian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent) and French (medium).[9]


  1. ^ Arapu Anatolie – posturi deținute
  2. ^ Ministrul Finanțelor, Veaceslav Negruța, a depus cerere de demisie. Accesat la 14 august 2013.
  3. ^ The President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, signed on August 14, 2013, the Order for the appointment of Mr. Anatol Arapu as Minister of Finance
  4. ^ OFICIAL! Anatol Arapu este noul ministru al Finanțelor. Președintele Nicolae Timofti a semnat decretul de numire. Accesat la 14 august 2013.
  5. ^ PLDM în Guvern
  6. ^ Anatol Arapu, promis.md
  7. ^ Ce spune Filat despre Arapu, unimedia.info
  8. ^ Vlad Filat: PLDM a promovat și va promova profesioniști cărora nu le este indiferentă soarta țării
  9. ^ "Omul Săptămînii - Anatol Arapu, ministrul Finanțelor - Tribuna". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-05-14.

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