Codin Alexander Olteanu is Founder and President of CRÆDO – a non-profit international organization aiming to be the first global grass-roots movement whose primary goal is to have a significant impact on the local, national and international challenges we face today. CRÆDO welcomes individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations to become actively involved in a unique experiment attempting to re-imagine the notions of democracy, prosperity and diversity for the 21. Century by means of six fundamental IDEALS: Innovation, Debate, E-communication, Active Participation, Learning, and Soul Force.
Alex Olteanu was born in Bucharest, Romania and lived in Algeria and Germany before immigrating to Canada. He is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Romanian. Alex studied Politics at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and the University of Glasgow, UK, and Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the University of East London, UK. During his studies, Alex also enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves) and became a 2. Lieutenant. In 1989 Alex was chosen as Center Fellow of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington DC, USA and subsequently attended various conferences in North America and Europe, where he presented papers on law, democracy and identity, and had the opportunity to meet and talk to various world leaders. He is currently member of the Political Studies Association (UK) and Amnesty International (Canada). In 1993 Alex founded the Coalition for the Re-formation of the Euro-American Democratic Order (CRÆDO).
After working as Director of International Operations with one of Canada’s largest immigration law firms in Toronto he moved to Vancouver where he appears regularly as Political Commentator on Channel M – British Columbia’s Multicultural Channel and teaches business law, sociology, politics and management courses for undergraduate and MBA students at City University of Seattle and Sprott-Show Degree College, Vancouver.