Iulian Mangalagiu was a local director in Iasi, Romania, for seven years before taking over the responsibility of national director of Romania in 2008. He gained experience in fund raising on both the local and national levels as he worked with country leaders to raise support from within their own countries. He also helped them learn to effectively promote their ministry to others. Iulian led the ministry in Romania until the end of 2019. On January 1, 2020, Julian began serving as Assistant to the European Regional Director, taking on responsibility for the European Partnership Ministry. He enjoys reading, running, and cycling. He is married to Anca and they have three children: Yasmina, Eduard, and Eric.