- Born 27 July 1969 in Zalau, Romania
- Member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development
- 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
- 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
- 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