Many people have given their time and effort to save Rosia Montana and its unique archaeological and cultural heritage first from the gold mining companies and now from the elements. Below is our board and just a few of the great men and women who have helped us in our mission.
Dr. Ioan Piso
Dr. Piso is Romania’s pre-eminent historian and has won numerous awards for both his knowledge and his tireless capacity to speak on Rosia Montana’s behalf.
Historian, archaeologist, professor, author, and former director of the National History Museum of Transylvania, Dr. Piso is a member of the German and Austrian Archeological Institutes.
Currently serving as chair of Old History at “Babeş-Bolyai”University in Cluj. He has published over 120 papers in national and international magazines and he has participated in countless international conferences, congresses and colloquies. He
lives in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Vice-President, Founding Member
Sorin is a founding member of the Foundation and has lived in Rosia Montana all his life. A specialist for the mines in the communist era, Sorin offers a heart-felt perspective on the story of Rosia Montana.
Geologist assistant at Roşiamin mining company (1982-2006) and coordinator at the “Roşia Montană Information Center” established by the SOROS Foundation in collaboration with the Romanian Academy (2007-2009).