Nelu Iordache

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Person.png Nelu Iordache   WikidataRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born31 January 1967
Adunatii Copăceni, Romania
An image of the New Year's Eve dinner of ambassador Stella Ronner-Grubačić, Nelu Iordache and Petru Pitcovici

Nelu Iordache is a businessman who has been "accused of corrupt practices and money laundering, according to the Telegraaf"[1]. He was photographed on New Year's Eve enjoying a family meal with Petru Pitcovici and Dutch ambassador Stella Ronner-Grubačić.


Iordache owns the group Romstrade group, which is a part of the Blue Air [2], the largest Romanian airline by scheduled passengers flown.

He became an entrepreneur in 1994, three years after the completion of the Physics Faculty in Bucharest, and he developed his business around his family land in Adunatii Copăceni. He built his private business empire on access to public funds.

In February 2010, he announced that he intended to start construction of the first low-cost private airport in Copaceni Adunate in an area of ​​200 hectares in the year [2011], with the investment of 150-200 million euros.

Corruption charges

On November 30th 2012 the Direcția Națională Anticorupție (DNA) charged him with money laundering.[3] On November 1, 2016, Nelu Iordache he was charged by the DNA for corruption. The DNA allege that together with Cristian Mihai Buciu and Gheorghe Răcaru, he undertook a financial fraud of over 3 million euros against National Company Posta SA.[4]The reason for his arrest was that he bought a Boeing aircraft for his company Blue Air with funds the Romanian government had advanced for a highway project.[5]


  2. [ Nelu-Iordache's 500-mil-euro-in-2009.html Romstrade Group, owned by Nelu Iordache, reached 500 million euros in 2009, 19 January 2010,, accessed on January 19, 2010
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  5. Controlling Corruption in Europe: The Anticorruption Report p 27 ;Alina Mungiu-Pippidi 2013