Petrica Dulgheru is one of the founding members of REDI. A chemist by training, Petrica has extensive experience in academia as well as having worked extensively in the private and non-profit sectors The experience in the private sector enabled him to successfully set-up and launch several start-ups in the area of social entrepreneurship supporting excluded people to regain a place on the job market. Petrica has a B.Sc. from the University of Bucharest (2006), a Ph.D. from University College Dublin (2011), and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Central European University (2022).
During 2011-2015, he served on the advisory board of the Roma Initiatives Office (part of the Open Society Foundations), since 2012 he is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Romania.