Networking on Behalf of Romania and the United States: An Interview with Honorary Consul George Roth

Honorary Consul George Roth

George Roth was born in 1956, in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He graduated from the “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca (M.Sc., Mathematics and Computer Science, 1975–1980).

He worked for the Cluj Territorial Center for Computation (1980–1991), after which he emigrated to the United States. In the United States, he worked as a Software Architect on numerous projects for large financial institutions in the U.S. and Europe (Recognos Inc., 1999 — to present; UiPath, 2018 — to present).

George Roth is one of the founding members of the Romanian American Business Network. He is also the Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco (2007 — to present) and the Chairman of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, the San Francisco Chapter (2017 — to present).

On October 4, 2019, Honorary Consul George Roth attended the annual ALIANŢA/The Alliance Gala at the Romanian Embassy, in Washington, DC.

With that occasion Mr. Roth granted me an exclusive interview.

1. Good morning, Mr. George Roth, you are the Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco and the Bay Area. What responsibilities and activities do you have in this line of work?

So, the Honorary Consuls organization, there are twenty three of them in the United States. You have in Portland one, too, with an American gentleman. Our role is to network on behalf of Romania and to network on behalf of the U.S. in Romania. So, we are a kind of organization which have to build the relationship between the two countries, which can be cultural, financial, and then different type, on multiple levels. One of the advantages of this Honorary Consuls organization, which was created in the United States by the initiative of [then] Ambassador and later Minister of Foreign Affairs Mircea Geoană, he created this network. And our advantage is that we represent continuity, working closely with the Romanian Embassy and consulates, when the consuls and the ambassadors are changing. But us, being locals, we are the link and maintain the continuity of this relationship. We are not financed by anybody, we are self-financed and that’s why we are a kind of independent body, interested purely in the relationship between Romania and the United States.

2. Thank you so much, Mr. Roth. You are known for becoming involved in promoting the Romanian IT industry in the Bay Area of California. Please, elaborate for our readers your success story.

I mean, I am promoting in the sense that I created an organization called the Romanian-American Business Network. Actually, I didn’t create it, I restarted it. Our scope is to help the Romanian IT to come in the U.S. and also have the American companies to go to Romania. In time, this role changed, in the sense that initially we sent American companies to Romania through outsourcing, but lately it’s nice to see that companies, successful companies, from Romania come to the U.S. to open a global presence through Silicon Valley or United States. Virtually, I was involved with a company [that] I started, which took a lot of years, so everything what I talked about I experimented myself and I went through the history and evolution of these relationships.

3. Thank you so much, Mr. Roth. Last question: what are your more recent projects and your goals for the future?

I mean, my biggest recent project is that I am working for UiPath, which is the first Romanian IT Unicorn. I am extremely lucky that I work for such a company, seeing what’s going on from inside. And my personal role is, actually, to help that the brain-drain, which is happening in Romania to become an advantage of the country through returning the know-how of the people who left Romania to Romania. And also to help Romanians to invest in Romania.

4. Thank you so much, Mr. Roth.

My pleasure, thank you.

(October 13, 2019)

NOTE — Versions of the article were published in:

AMERICAN THINKER (El Cerrito/San Francisco, California) [+ comments]

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and

CARIBBEAN NEWS GLOBAL (Brooklyn/New York City, New York) [+ views, comments]

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and

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW! (Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas) [ comments]

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and

CONSERVATIVE READ (Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona) [ comments]

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and

INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE (Phoenix, Arizona) [ comments]

and

MARIANAS VARIETY (Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands) [ comments]

and

MEDIUM (San Francisco, California) [100+ views; comments; 100+ likes]

and

SAIPAN TRIBUNE (Garapan/Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands) [ comments]

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and featured in:

320ro.com (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom) [ comments]

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and

ACCENT (Toronto, Canada) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

ACTIVE BOARD

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and

AFRO-CONSCIOUS MEDIA (Canada; Long Beach, California) [ comments]

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and

ALTERNATIVA/THE ALTERNATIVE (Toronto, Canada) (_________ 2018) [in Romanian] [NOTE = scroll down on the journal’s home page to get the article and then press OPEN on the article]

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and

ARMONIA/THE HARMONY (Hickory/Charlotte, North Carolina) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and also

ARMONIA MAGAZINE/THE HARMONY MAGAZINE (Hickory/Charlotte, North Carolina) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

BLUNT FORCE TRUTH (Detroit, Michigan) [ comments]

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and

BURNING PLATFORM [ comments]

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and

CARIBBEAN POST (Santiago, Dominican Republic) [ comments]

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and

CLICK ROMANIA (London, United Kingdom) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

CURENTUL/THE CURRENT (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

CURENTUL INTERNAŢIONAL/THE INTERNATIONAL CURRENT (Sterling Heights/Detroit, Michigan) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

FIWEH (Okinawa, Japan) [ comments]

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and

FREE REPUBLIC (Fresno, California) [ comments]

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and

GÂNDACUL DE COLORADO/THE COLORADO BEETLE (Estes Park/Denver, Colorado) [in Romanian] [ + views; comments]

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and

GOP BRIEFING ROOM [ + views; comments]

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and

INVESTORS HUB (London, United Kingdom) [ comments]

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and

JURNAL DE CHIŞINĂU/CHIŞINĂU JOURNAL (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

LUCIANNE.COM (Cliffside Park, New Jersey) [ + comments]

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and

LUMEA ROMÂNEASCĂ/THE ROMANIAN WORLD (Grand Rapids, Michigan) [in Romanian]

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and

MENAFN (Amman, Jordan)

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and

MERIDIANUL ROMÂNESC/THE ROMANIAN MERIDIAN (Santa Clarita/Los Angeles, California) [in Romanian]

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and

MEXICAN OCCUPATION

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and

MIORIŢA USA (Sacramento, California) [in Romanian]

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and also

MIORIŢA USA (Sacramento, California), printed edition [in Romanian]

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and

MOLDOVA9/NEW MOLDOVA (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

MOLDOVA ŞTIRI/MOLDOVA NEWS (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] (300+ views; comments]

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and

MORNING IN ARIZONA [ comments]

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and

NAŢIUNEA/THE NATION (Bucharest, Romania) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

NEW YORK MAGAZIN/NEW YORK MAGAZINE (New York City, New York) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

OBSERVATORUL/THE OBSERVER (Toronto, Canada) [in Romanian]

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and

OCCIDENTUL ROMÂNESC/ROMANIAN WEST (Madrid, Spain)

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and

OFICIAL/OFFICIAL (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

PARADIGMS AND DEMOGRAPHICS (Cleveland, Ohio) [ comments]

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and

PROTECTORS OF LIBERTY (Mount Pleasant, Michigan) [ comments]

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and

QOSHE (Netherlands & Turkey)

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and

QWIKET (Kingston, New York) [ comments]

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and

ROMANIA JOURNAL (Bucharest, Romania) [ + views; comments]

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and

ROMANIAN TIMES (Portland, Oregon) [in Romanian]

and also

ROMANIAN TIMES (Portland, Oregon) (print edition, p14) [in Romanian]

and

SAVE AMERICA FOUNDATION (Clearwater, Florida)

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and

TAPATALK (Santa Monica/Los Angeles, California) [ comments]

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and

TIMP ROMÂNESC/ROMANIAN TIME (Bucharest, Romania) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

TRIBUNA/THE TRIBUNE (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [ comments]

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and also

TRIBUNA/THE TRIBUNE (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

TRIBUNA ROMÂNEASCĂ/ROMANIAN TRIBUNE (Chicago, Illinois) [in Romanian] [ comments]

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and

TRULY TIMES [ + views, comments]

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and

TRUMP’S MINUTEMEN (Fort Worth, Texas)

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and

UNIMEDIA (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian] [ + views, comments]

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and

US POLITICS 10z [ comments]

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and

ZIARUL DE GARDĂ/THE GUARD NEWSPAPER (Chişinău, Republic of Moldova) [in Romanian]

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and referenced in:

CENTRUL DE PRESĂ — PRESSPEDIA/THE PRESS CENTER — PRESSPEDIA (Bucharest, Romania) [in Romanian] [+ views]

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and

CURENTUL INTERNAŢIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CURRENT — FACEBOOK (Sterling Heights/Detroit, Michigan) [in Romanian]

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and

HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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and

LIBERAL FORUM

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and

MUCK RACK (New York, New York)

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and

OBAMA LIES

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and

PRESS RUSH (Turku, Finland)

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and

THY BLACK MAN [ comments]

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and

ZENITH NEWS (Duluth, Minnesota)

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NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS = 5

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