Ilie Chirtoacă 

Ilie Chirtoacă is a legal researcher and consultant with almost 10 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector. 

Ilie is the Executive Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRCM) from Moldova. 

About LRCM: LRCM is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent, politically unaffiliated organization that contributes to the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in the Republic of Moldova through research, monitoring and advocacy activities. We started in 2010 and operate through public policy analysis and advocacy, justice monitoring, reactions to dangerous decisions with systemic impact, informing and raising awareness of society and development partners, strategic litigation, trainings and other empowerment activities)

At LRCM, Ilie leads the organization's strategic efforts to help reduce endemic corruption in Moldova and create effective mechanisms to enhance public sector integrity.

Ilie’s primary legal expertise includes judicial reform, digital rights and non-profit law. Previously, he was involved in monitoring and evaluating the mechanisms and practice of selection and promotion of judges and prosecutors, development and implementation of the percentage designation mechanism (2% Law) as well as the concept of the new legislation in the not-for-profit sector applicable in Moldova. Ilie is also the author of the first LRCM  podcast, dedicated to digital rights.

Since 2022, Ilie has been a member of the Integrity Council, a collegial board-like structure of the National Integrity Authority.

Ilie holds a law degree from the State University of Moldova (USM). He holds a Master’s degree in Civil Litigation from USM and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (UK). He is a graduate of the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders, Stanford University GDPi-ICNL (USA), an ambassador of the Global Community for Young Leaders (One Young World) and a former fellow of the Human Rights Resource Group, Soros Foundation (Moldova).

Ilie’s mother tongue is Romanian, and he is fluent in English and Russian.