Minister of Internal Affairs
Dragoș Tudorache is the Minister of Internal Affairs of Romania. He was also the Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery from November 2015 until September 2016 when he assumed the new office.
He started his career as a judge in the Court of Galati, in 1997, a position he held for three years. As of 2000, he was the coordinator of analysis team in the Department of Rule of Law and Protection of Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Pristina (Kosovo). Between 2003 and 2005 he worked as the Head of the Legal Department of the UN team of International Judges at the UN Interim Administration for Kosovo.
In the next two years, Dragoș Tudorache joined the European Commission Delegation in Bucharest being responsible for Justice and Anti-Corruption issues.
In 2007 he joined the European Commission as the coordinator for the Schengen Facility. In 2009 he was appointed Head of Unit in charge of the Unit dealing with Large EU IT Projects: Schengen and Visa Information Systems. He went on to become the Interim Executive Director of the eu-LISA, the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, in 2012. As of 2013 he was in charge of International Affairs and in 2015 he became responsible for General Coordination and Strategic Issues in the General Directorate for Migration and Home Affairs.
Dragoș Tudorache graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1997 ("Al. I. Cuza" - Iasi).
During 1998 and 1999 he graduated Master’s programme at the University of Stockholm in European law (EU Law), with "Cum Laude", and in October 2015 completed Leadership Executive Programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.