Dacia, Romania’s first carmaker, was set up in 1966, when the Mioveni plant, in the southern part of the country, was built. France’s Renault currently owns 99.43% of Dacia. Dacia produces passenger vehicles such as Logan sedan, Logan MCV, Dacia Sandero and Duster and commercial vehicles such as Logan Van and Logan Pick-Up. In 2010, Dacia sold more than 348,000 vehicles, exporting most of its production to France (110,076 vehicles), Germany (40,500) and Italy (21,930).
Mariana Gheorghe first came in contact with OMV Petrom via the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she had worked since 1993, first as an Associate Banker and then as a Senior Banker for Southeast Europe and the Caucasus Region. After Petrom was privatised in 2004, Gheorghe became a Member of the Board of Directors of Petrom as EBRD representative.