Mihai Craiu built MEDIA CONSULTA INTERNATIONAL from the ground up in 2003. He owns the Business Magazine Saptamana Financiara, which he also built up from the ground in 2005 and successfully transformed it into the Leader of the Romanian Business Press (in terms of readership and circulation as well as reputation) dethroning the market leader for more than 15 years, Capital.
During 2001 – 2008 Mihai Craiu orchestrated the positioning of Jurnalul National newspaper as Number 1 on the Romanian daily quality newspaper market (in terms of readership, circulation and reputation). He is the founder of the first Romanian barter bank: Realitatea Media Barter Deals and in 2011 developed two more media products: Realitatea Constanta (the main local TV channel in Dobrogea) and the Television School ‘Tudor Vornicu’, a New Media Lab at the forefront of fusion journalism, with focus on Social TV. He is a Member of Romsoft Board of Directors, and member of the Centre for European Studies in Romania. He holds an EMBA in Strategic Negotiations and Deal Making for the Long Term from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and graduated with a Major in Political Studies from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies and over the past 20 years he has attended specialized courses, trainings, conferences in the fields of Client Relationship Management and Negotiations (e.g., as a scholar with the Soros Foundation and The Ministry of Education in Madrid, Spain, and as a CODECS Student).
Mihai Craiu publishes Industry Reports for the most important domestic and European business magazines and is an active militant for the regulation of Lobby Activities in Romania.