Varujan Vosganian was born in 1958 in Craiova. He spent his childhood and youth in Foçsani. He is an economic expert, politician, writer and the president of the Association of Armenians in Romania. From 2006 to 2008, he was Minister of Economy and Finances of Romania, and has been reappointed as Minister of Economy in 2013. He writes books on economic and political topics, as well as novels and poetry.