Gabriela TIGU, Professor Ph.D., is the Dean of Business and Tourism Faculty within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, and a member of Tourism and Geography Department.

Gabriela Tigu has been performing both didactic and research activity within the field of higher education, namely being specialized in tourism expertise of Tourism Operations Management, Destination Management, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Business Ethics, Human Resources Management for Tourism.

She is an author of 22 published books, more than 150 articles and scientific papers, as well as 32 national and international research projects; she was visiting professor in universities form France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus and Italy. She is also a scientific Ph.D. supervisor of doctoral thesis in the field of Business Administration.

Gabriela Tigu is also tourism journalist and the Vice-president of the Tourism Press Club FIJET Romania and member of the FIJET Academy Committee; member of the Advisory Board of the Romanian Competition Council, member of the board of directors of the Academic Association for Research in Tourism and Services CACTUS;  member of CNATDCU (National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates), since 2011; member of Transylvanian Spa Tourism Cluster; counsellor of Romanian Ministry of Tourism, in 2011 and 2019-2022; and a member of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics within UNWTO, since 2019.