Born on 20 October 1963, in the town of Cimislia, Republic of Moldova.

Education:

  • 1981 -1986 – State Institute for International Relations, Moscow.
  • 1992 -1992 – Diplomatic courses with Know-How Fund, UK Foreign Office


Career: 

  • 2019 – present – Advisor to the President of the University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest
  • 2019 – present – Executive Vice President, ASCOM Oil company
  • 2018 – 2019 – Deputy PM for European Integration
  • 2017 – 2018 – Deputy Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
  • 2015 – 2018 – Member of Parliament, Chairman of the European People’s Party of Moldova
  • 2013 – 2015 – Prime-Minister of Moldova
  • 2009 – 2013 – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
  • 2005 – 2009 – Vice Chairman of the Foreign Policy Association.
  • 2007 – 2008 – Vice Chairman of ASCOM Oil Company.
  • 2005 – 2007 – Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.
  • 2001 – 2005 – Vice Chairman of ASCOM Oil Company.
  • 1999 – 2001 – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • 1998 – 1999 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • 1998 –  1998 – Ambassador at large on European Integration.
  • 1993 – 1997 – Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Moldova to the USA.
  • 1986 – 1993 – Served in different capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Diplomatic Rank: Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador.

Family status:
 Married, father of 2 children.