We have been helping foreigners feel at home in Romania since 2008, by offering information and inspiration to discover the country through several media channels. Romania-Insider.com - the market leader for news & features in English on Romania, CityCompass.ro - practical information on Romania, RomaniaPressReview.com - a premium press review service in English, and City Compass Romania: Bucharest & Beyond - the print & digital guide we publish yearly.


City Compass Media and its publications are part of City Compass Group, whose other divisions - Tours & Events and Intercultural Consulting - offer complementary services to foreigners and expats.


Romania-Insider.com is the most read news & features website in English for Romania, with 230,000+ unique readers/month (as of Nov 2017), and over 10,300 daily newsletter subscribers.


Volker Moser


Volker holds a MA in Public Policy and Management from Konstanz University. He has been living in Romania since 2007 and has co-founded City Compass, an expat services company. He became a partner in Romania-Insider.com in 2010, and four years later, created City Compass Group, with media, tours & events and intercultural consulting as main divisions. He is keen on exploring regional food and opportunities regarding regional development, both in Romania and internationally.

Corina Chirileasa


Corina has been editing the City Compass guide since 2011. She holds a BA in Journalism and has been a business journalist in Romania since 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she founded Romania-Insider.com. Currently based in Bucharest and the mother of one, Corina is also Managing Partner of City Compass Media, part of the City Compass Group. She loves the Romanian countryside and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Simona Fodor

Associate Editor

Simona has been a journalist and editor for English-language media in Romania for the last 10 years. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest. She is currently Associate Editor at City Compass Media. She enjoys reading and traveling.

Irina Chirileasa

Media & Marketing Account Executive

Irina holds a marketing degree. A free spirit and open minded, fashion design enthusiast, classical and electronic music lover, she always looks for persons and things that inspire her. She currently manages media projects, mainly in charge of advertising campaign management, media partnerships, client communication and other media projects with City Compass Media.

Oana Pascu

Business Development Manager

Oana is passionate about tourism and traveling, foreign languages and cultures. In the past few years, she lived in 4 different countries, traveled in 20 other, met people from 5 continents, learned 5 foreign languages and kept her passions alive. She is a Business Administration in Tourism' graduate, former Vice President of AIESEC in Switzerland, member of Young Skal Bucharest and a former expat herself. She returned to Romania and contribute to the development of the travel industry as well as to put Bucharest on the map when it comes to both tourism and business opportunities.

Ruxandra Stan

Administrative Manager

Ruxandra holds a Bachelor degree in international relations and European studies and a Master in minorities’ rights and women studies. She likes to read, watch all the TV series possible and be up to date with what happens globally regarding human rights violations and hopefully be a part of the improvements, focusing on the social and political equality between women and men. She is also the proud roommate of a former stray cat.


Andrei Chirileasa

Partner & Editor-in-Chief

Andrei joined the Romania-Insider.com team as partner and editor in May 2014, and became Editor-in-Chief in 2015. Prior to that, he worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. , where he was editor of the capital markets section. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues. He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature.

Irina Popescu

Senior news & features writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. Irina started working with Romania-Insider.com shortly after its launch, and was the second member of the editorial team, after the founder.

Diana Mesesan

News & features writer

Diana is a journalist and photographer passionate about people and their stories, so taking interviews and snapshots is the favorite part of her work. She has written for several Romanian magazines and has been running a photo blog for 7 years. She joined Romania-Insider.com in 2013, and is currently working on the premium press review in English, as well as writing expat profiles.