Romania's Minister of Energy (November 2015 - January 2017)

 An expert on energy policy and European economic policy, I was Romania's Minister of Energy from November 2015 to January 2017. Former member of the board of Electrica, one of Romania's largest electricity distribution companies, I also have a background in diplomacy and international relations, having served at the Permanent Representation of Romania at the EU (2007-2011) as an expert for the EU's common commercial policy. I actively took part in Romania's accession negotiations to the EU during my time at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (2004-2007), focusing my work on international relations and the EU’s common commercial policy. Before being appointed minister of energy, I have published various articles on public policy and international relations in Romanian and I have co-authored several works on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. I am a graduate of Bucharest University's Law School.