Brandua Ioana Predescu - September 16th speaker

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Brândușa Ioana Predescu

 

Curriculum vitae

Born on May 23, 1967 in Bucharest, Romania

Studies

1985 – Baccalaureate (final secondary school examination), German Highschool Bucharest

1985 – 1989 – University of Bucharest, German and English language and literature studies (German, English, Dutch)

1994 – 1995 – Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

2007 -2008 – Studies and degree in international security policy at the National Defence College of the Ministry of Defence of Romania, Bucharest;

Participation in numerous international training courses and seminars on European affairs and security policy, with special focus on democracy, rule of law, human rights, communication and digital diplomacy.

Work Experience

1990 – 1992 – Member of the staff of the Office of the Prime Minister of Romania

1992 – 1993 – Assistant to the advisor for foreign affairs of the Prime Minister of Romania

1993 – Admission to the diplomatic corps of Romania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

1993 – 1997 – Diplomat, OSCE, Council of Europe and NATO Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest;

1997 – Seconded diplomat in the Secretariat of the Council of Europe (DG Political Affairs), Strasbourg

1997 – 1999 – Embassy of Romania in Vienna, Austria, political affairs and press; starting with 1998 deputy head of mission

1999 – 2000 – Permanent Representation of Romania to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2000 – Head of the Council of Europe and Human Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest; member on behalf of Romania in the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH), CoE and member of the CDDH Board

2001 – Secretary of State, Head of the National Agency for Child Protection and Adoption, Government of Romania, Bucharest

2001 – 2002 – Head of the North America Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

2002 – 2006 – Deputy Head of mission, Embassy of Romania in Berlin, Germany

2006 – 2008 – Head of the Department for OSCE, Council of Europe and Human Rights in the UN System, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest ;

2008 – 2012 – Consul General of Romania for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg (in Munich, Germany)

2012 – 2013 – National Coordinator for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

2013 – 2015 – Spokesperson, Director General for Communication and Press Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

2015 – Special Representative of the Romanian Chairmanship –in- Office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization/BSEC, based in Istanbul, Turkey

2016 – Deputy director of the Department for the Western Balkans and Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

As of August 14, 2016 – Ambassador of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (presentation of credentials to HM King Willem-Alexander on August 24, 2016)

Foreign languages: English, German, French, Dutch