Speaker profile

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Ms Luminita Odobescu
    Ambassador
    Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU

ABOUT

Professional experience

Since September 2015

Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union

November 2012- August 2015

State Counsellor at the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Ambassador, adviser to the Prime Minister on EU and Foreign Policy

December 2014

Promoted to the rank of Ambassador

February -November 2012
State Secretary on European affairs in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

June 2008- February 2012

Director General of the European Union Department, MFA

December 2007- June 2008

Counsellor, EU Policies Department, MFA

August-December 2007

Counsellor at Trade Policies General Department, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce, Tourism and Liberal Occupations

April 2005-August 2007

Counsellor/Mertens- The Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union (Brussels)

September 2002-April 2005

First secretary at the Romanian Mission to the EU (Brussels)

July-September 2002

Head of unit, Secretariat-General of the Romanian Government

2001- 2002

Head of unit, MFA

1999-2001

Head of unit, Counsellor in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce

1995-1999

Desk officer in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce

1992-1995

Researcher at „Virgil Madgearu” National Institute


Education and training

2003

PhD in International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

1987-1992

Trade Faculty, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

Foreign Languages


English
Fluent

French
Fluent

Spanish
Intermediate level


Additional Information

April 2007

Romanian Order of Merit for Diplomatic service, in rank of Officer

April 2015

French National Order of the Legion of Honour


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