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Personal details

  • Romanian
  • Born 27 July 1969 in Zalau, Romania
  • Married


Current duties

  • Member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development


Political career

  • July 2009 - January 2010: Head of the Presidential Commission on Agricultural Development Public Policy of Romania
  • 2007 - 2008: Agriculture and Rural Development Minister
  • 2007: Undersecretary of State for European Affairs with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development


Professional Career

  • 2005 – 2007: Adviser to Romania's Agriculture Minister and Spokesman of Romania in the Special Committee on Agriculture of the EU Council
  • 2002 – 2003: Task Manager SAPARD, Delegation of the European Commission to Romania
  • 1999 – 2001: Coordinator of bilateral cooperation projects for the local agricultural development in Romania
  • 1998 -1999: Manager of the Rural Local Development Project in the County of Arges, Romania
  • March -July 1997: Stagiaire, DG Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission
  • 1995: Consultant for Socio-Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Rural Development Project in the County of Arges, Romania


Other activities

  • Since 2000: Member of the "Groupe de Bruges": Independent think tank on European Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Since 1995: Founding Member of the Professional Association "Agroecologia"
  • 1995: Students Union Representative in the Senate of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca
  • 2008: Publication "A Competitive European Agriculture Designed for the Citizens – Romanian Perspective"
  • 2004: Publication "Les déterminants de l’institutionnalisation des organisations professionnelles agricoles en Roumanie"



  • October 2005: Certificate in Agricultural Trade Course, World Bank Institute and the University of Rome 3
  • 1997: DEA - Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies - in Agricultural Development Economics, École nationale supérieure agronomique and University of Montpellier 1
  • 1996: Certificat d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées in Environmental Agronomy, École nationale supérieure agronomique de Rennes
  • 1994: University Degree in Horticultural Engineering, Horticulture Faculty of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca,
  • 1987: Baccalaureate, Agro-Industrial High school, Simleu Silvanei



  • Romanian: mother tongue
  • French: fluent
  • English: good


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