Leonela Leca is a Senior Analyst within the Global Studies Center, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Leonela Leca is a researcher with focus on economic diplomacy, energy security, and energy diplomacy within the Black Sea region. For the past 15 years, she has held senior positions in several national and international Think Tanks.  She has also acted as an international market advisor, for over five years, in strategic business development, promoting complex integrated IT and Cyber Security projects in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Region.