Minister of National Defence


Mihai-Viorel FIFOR
Minister of National Defence

 

 

Personal information

Nationality: Romanian

Date of birth: 10.05.1970

 

 

Background and Education

  • 2015: Graduate of the “International Security. Challenges of the 21st Century” course, Romanian Diplomatic Institute;
  • 2014: Graduate of the “Foreign Policy and Diplomacy” course, Romanian Diplomatic Institute;
  • June 2009: Graduate of the National Defence College, specialising in Security and Good Governance;
  • July 2009: Graduate of the National Home Affairs College; “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy, specialising in Home Affairs Management;
  • October 2007: Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Management – National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest; Public Institution Management Specialty;
  • April 2003: Doctor’s Degree Magna cum laudae in Social Anthropology, University of Craiova;
  • 1999: Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology, University of Turku, Finland;
  • June 1995: Master’s Degree in Romanian Literature, Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova;
  • June 1994: Bachelor’s Degree in Letters and History, specialising in Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature, University of Craiova.

 

 

Work Experience and Political Career

 

  • 12 September 2017 – to date: Minister of National Defence;
  • June 2017 - 12 September 2017: Minister of Economy;  
  • 2016 - present: Senator (Social-Democratic Party), Romanian Parliament;
    • 2016 - 2017: Chairman of the Committee for Standing Orders;
    • 2016 – 2017: member of the Committee for Foreign Policy;
  • 2012-2016: Senator (Social-Democratic Party), Romanian Parliament;
    • 2015 – 2016: Leader of the parliamentary group of the Social Democrat Party;
    • 2015: Chairman of the Committee for Transportation and Energy;
    • 2015 – 2016: member of the Committee for Defence, Public Order, and National Security;
    • 2012-2015: Secretary of the Committee for Public Administration Territorial Planning;
  • May 2012 - December 2012: State Secretary for Local Communities, Ministry of Administration and Interior, in charge with the Central Unit for Public Administration Reform, Administrative Capability Development Directorate; Local Fiscal and Budgetary Policies Directorate, National Regulatory Authority for Community Public Utility Services, National IT Centre of the Ministry of Administration and Interior (e-administration), People’s Record and Database Administration Directorate, National Archives;
  • 2009 – 2012: General Manager of Oltenia Museum, Craiova, Dolj County Council;
  • January – October 2009: State Secretary, Ministry of Administration and Interior, in charge with the Liaison with the Prefect Institutions, Emergency Management, National State Reserve Administration, General Directorate for Passports, General Directorate for Driving Licenses and Car Registration;
  • 2005 – 2009: General Manager of Oltenia Museum, Craiova, Dolj County Council;
  • 2003: Senior Lecturer (Ph.D.) Associate Professor - Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova; Lectures on Risk Management, Employee Motivation; Organization Management, Organizational Conflict and Organizational Communication Minorities and Related Issues, Minority Cultures; 
  • 2001 – 2005: Director of Dolj Traditional Culture Preservation and Promotion Centre, Research Scientist;
  • 1994 – 2002: Senior Research Scientist, “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Social and Human Research Institute, Romanian Academy in Craiova.

 

 

Foreign Languages


- English, French, German
           

 

 

 

 

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