Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu: a golden support for the Bishnoi community


For Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu, a Swiss industrialist and energy specialist supporting the Bishnoi community in order to promote their message for the respect and protection of nature, the choice to commit to a nation that became aware of issues related to sustainable development since the 15th century, was a natural one.

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

The Bishnoi: The first eco-friendly nation since the 15th century

The Bishnoi are a nation of about 800,000 people living in Rajasthan in Northern India. They are considered as the first environmentalists of the world. Effectively, since the 15th Century and under the leadership of their prophet, Jamboji, the Bishnoi nation follows 29 regulations, a third of which are devoted to environmental issues. The Bishnois were pioneers in the field of environmental taxes and, for instance, obliged to plant at least one tree per year.

“I find it extraordinary that people have had the perception of the issues we face today, and have been facing, for more than five centuries.  It seems to me that we must take inspiration from the  Bishnoi, “said Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu.

A meeting with Khamu Ram Bishnoi, “the man in gold”

It was during the stay of Khamu Ram Bishnoi in France this Autumn, that Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu discovered the existence of the Bishnoi people and the message they carried.  Khamu Ram is the new incarnation of the commitment of the people in favour of environmental protection. Khamu Ram fights against plastic bags in the territory and was able to mobilize and unite around him many activists to stop the spread of this modern pollution.

For Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu, “the action of Khamu Ram proves that it is possible through local initiatives and engagement, to change the course of things and in turn change our habits. Khamu Ram is really a man in gold! “

An exportable model in Africa

Khamu Ram Bishnoi’s initiative entails the mobilization of the population regarding the problem of plastic bag refuse and to prove that local initiatives and engagement could provide the response to this major ecological challenge.

Khamu Ram Bishnoi’s initiative could be emulated especially within African countries. It is towards this end that Nicolai Began Buzaianu felt it most important to contribute to the actions of Khamu Ram and in turn to provide the means through which this message, worth gold to our planet, is spread to the people.

“I know the African continent very well, in particular Zambia, where I already support the Chippendale school. I am convinced that such initiatives could be worthily emulated in certain countries,” concludes Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu.

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu
Born in Romania (December 4, 1968)
Citizenship: Swiss
Education: Law University – bachelor’s of Law, PhD in Criminal Taxation Law


Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

In the course of more than 18 years of professional experience, he has built major businesses in various fields of activity in Switzerland, Romania and other European countries. He has successfully initiated and developed global businesses and projects, especially in the energy and oil/gas sectors. Nicolae Buzaianu is highly respected by industrial suppliers of equipment for energy generation, as well as leading companies of consultancy and services involved in large power plant projects. He has developed a strong reputation in the energy sector by managing energy trading, energy management service and solution companies that became leaders in the markets. Nicolae Buzaianu has been an active promoter of competition, and is involved in the development of the European competitive energy markets. He has incubated various strategic alliances and partnerships among renowned international companies in various fields. He is well versed in making commercial arrangements, carrying out negotiations and execution of operations.

At present he is President of Investime Oil & Gas Limited (Nicosia, Cyprus) – a company that deals with petroliferous exploration operations in Africa.

Owing to his worldwide notoriety as a businessman, Nicolae Buzaianu has been involved in other activities. Between 2000 and 2003 he was the President of the Romanian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, subsequent to which he was appointed as the President of Honour.

During his career, he has invested in young talents in different sports and arts. Nicolae has been involved with maximum discretion in social projects not only in Romania, but in other countries as well.

Holding a deep passion for aviation, he has invested in a project that will prove to be historical: Riccardo Mortara’s flight around the world – the Italian pilot who aimed at achieving a new world record.

He has his own philosophy on profit, value and promise. One of his favorite motto: “One may have money today, tomorrow maybe not. What really counts is to be fair.”

Languages: French, English, Italian and Romanian

Dr. Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

by Rodolpho Trocci  

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu

The past few months have been a difficult time for an honorable man. Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu who is Romanian born but now resides in Switzerland has found much dissension in his past experience in dealing with the current happenings in Zambia. 

 Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu is a former UNESCO representative for Zambia who had been wrongly accused of taking part in a gold scandal involving the past President Mr. Banda. Dr. Buzaianu is a highly educated industrialist who has been a pioneer in the field of energy. His personal beliefs are that to better a society one must tackle the present, specifically the educational system and second maintain its cultural past. He sees it as a marriage of a community.

Originally it was believed that Nicolae Buzaianu stepped down from his Zambian post to pursue other goals. The fact is Dr. Buzaianu found much resistance from the Banda administration which displayed little interest in such educational programs. Buzaianu knew that Banda would soon be out of office and Sata would arrive. Instead of President Sata accepting assistance from Nicolae Buzaianu the now President scoffed him and wrongly accused him of taking part in a gold scandal. 

Part of Nicolae Buzaianu’s journey to Zambia was to offer financial assistance through a charity he was developing. The charity planned on donating much needed funds into the educational system. The real loss here says Dr. Buzaianu “is the children of Zambia.” He further stated that his most precious treasure besides his family is the education he received in life. “It is about giving back.” He says “and giving to other who do not have opportunity.” 

Philanthropist Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu has moved beyond Zambia and has no interest in taking part in its mudslinging. He wishes them the best as he now takes part in restoring churches in Eastern Europe. When asked what will his next charitable goal, he smiled and said “Just you wait and see.”