Pamela Roussos Raţiu was born in Los Angeles California in 1948 to Suzanne Parkerson and George Abinet. Mrs. Raţiu is of Irish, Belgian, German and Chinese heritage; her mother was in the field of international hospitality management, while her father was a rancher from Texas.
Mrs. Raţiu was raised by her grandparents in Beverly Hills, Springfield Missouri and St. Petersburg Florida. She studied to be a concert violinist under the direction of Thomas Briccetti; she received scholarships from the age of 12 to study violin at Florida State University and eventually at the Cincinnati Conservatory. At the age of 19 Pamela decided to move to Manhattan and take up drama with the renowned Stella Adler from the historical Adler theater family.
The fashion trade took Pamela to London where she became one of the house models for Hardy Aimies, also working for numerous British and European designers. In 1983, Pamela met Demis Roussos whom she married. They were together for 10 years and have remained good friends. In 2004 she married Indrei Raţiu (son of Ion Raţiu).
Today, Pamela is the Executive Director to Romania for the Raţiu Family Charitable Foundation, she is chairperson for the US registered Raţiu Foundation, and on the board of The Raţiu Democracy Center (CRD), Pro Patrimonio and Patron of Oxford Gastonomica. Mrs. Raţiu is also the founder and president of Transilvania Fest, she initiated the Ion Raţiu Debating Club, Ion Raţiu Theater Workshop and the CRD program for fighting trafficking in persons.
In 2007 Mrs. Raţiu received the Woman of the Year award from Avantaje magazine and in 2011 was honored with a medal by His Majesty King Michael of Romania for her work and loyalty to Romania.
On the commercial side, Mrs. Raţiu’s activities cover the following: she is the administrator for Turda Development, the designer and administrator for Ratz de Nagylak guest house and is currently working on projects to renovate the Turda Brewery in the portfolio of the Raţiu family properties.
Currently based in Turda (seat of the Raţiu family) Pamela works with a team of 19 young Romanian and Hungarian professionals, developing various NGO and commercial projects. In her spare time Pamela enjoys walking in the forest near their country property, opera, concerts and fine arts. Pamela is also a great admirer of gardening.