Minister of National Defence

Mihai-Viorel FIFOR
Minister of National Defence



  Personal information


  Nationality: Romanian
  Date of birth: 10.05.1970



   Background and Education

- 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;
- June 1995: Master’s Degree in Romanian Literature, Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova;
- June 1994: Graduate of the Faculty of Letters and History, University of Craiova specialising in Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature;



  Work Experience and Political Career

- 12 September 2017 – to date: Minister of National Defence;
- June 2017 - 12 September 2017: Minister of Economy;
- 2012: Senator (Social-Democratic Party), Romanian Parliament;
- 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 Politicies 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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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Actualizare: 26.09.2017