Aurel Vainer is the President of Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania, an outstanding economist who has made diverse contributions to Romania and the life of its Jewish community.
Mr. Vainer was born on January 10, 1932 in Ştefăneşti, Botoşani county, Romania. Married to Anette Vainer.
A magna cum laude graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies, Mr. Vainer is involved in a variety of economic activities, including commerce, statistics, research and marketing. In the period 1990-2004, he worked at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and Bucharest consecutively as vice chairman, prime vice chairman and prime chairman. Mr. Vainer was the member of the Managing Board of the Romanian Marketing Association from 1996 through 2004. In 2006, he was appointed vice chairman of the Romanian Statistical Society.
Mr. Vainer has a doctorate in economics and an additional specialization in extreme problems and mediation of commercial disputes. Mr. Vainer is an associate professor in the Finance and Accounting department of Spiru Haret University in Campulung Muscel and is active in scientific and research activities. He has published over 100 studies and articles on economics and authored five books on commercial and marketing issues.
Mr. Vainer is not a member of any political party, and he ran for a seat in Parliament in November 2004. He is also an Honorary President of the Romania-Israel Friendship Association.
In 2004, Mr. Vainer became a member of the Managing Board of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania (FEDROM), an organisation that promotes and coordinates Jewish communal activities. In 2005, Mr. Vainer was elected president of FEDROM. The same year, he became a member of the Executive Board of the European Jewish Congress.