Mihai Patru

Executive Director
Caravanserai Project


Mihai Patru is Co-founder and Executive Director of Caravanserai Project. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence on Social Entrepreneurship at University of California in Riverside. Prior, he was a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of California in Riverside where he designed and launched SEED Lab, the first social entrepreneurship pre-accelerator at the University. He is involved in a number of social businesses aiming at increasing financial predictability to artisans in Central America and Eastern Europe.

He started his professional career as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. He served as Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, and was the recipient of the U.S. State Department Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow (2013/2014 cohort). He completed his graduate work at Central European University in Budapest (MA ’10) and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC (MIPP ’17).