Ambassador at Large for Energy Security, Romanian Government
Mihnea Constantinescu was State Counselor to the Prime Minister (May-Nov. 2012), Director of the Prime Minister’s Office and State Counselor (2005-2008), Director of Cabinet and Diplomatic Counselor to the Prime Minister (June - Dec. 2004), Director of the Prime Minister’s Office and Senior Counselor (1992-1993), Spokesman of the Government of Romania and Under-Secretary of State for Public Information (1991-1992), Personal Assistant to the Prime Minister (1990-1991). As a diplomat in the Romanian MFA he served as Director General for political affairs (1998 – 2003 and 2010 - May 2012), Secretary of State coordinator of current affairs of the Ministry in 2004, Director of the Cabinet and Counselor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996 – May 1998).
On his external diplomatic activity he acted as Deputy Senior Advisor for the Provisional Authority in Baghdad in the Iraqi MFA and Special Representative of the Romanian Government to CPA and to the Council for International Coordination, Baghdad (Sept-Nov 2003). In 2001 he acted as Personal Representative of the CiO-OSCE for South Eastern Europe during Romanian Chairmanship and also coordinated the International expert’s mission in Georgia under the aegis of Community of Democracies in 2005.
He is a Doctor in Nuclear Power Engineering and was a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Power Engineering and the Faculty for Business Management. Before that he worked as Q.A. engineer for an Energy Research Institute and for NPP Cernavoda. He also studied as an Alexander Hamilton Fellow at the University of Tennessee in 1994-1995 (Management Department) and attended three training programs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Other activities: Member of The Royal Council of HMK Michael I ; member of the Aspen Institute Romania and co-president of the Foreign Policy Committee of the AIR, member of the Romanian Association for International Law and Foreign Relations (ADIRI), founding member of the “Casa NATO” Association; he was also the President of the Romanian Association for Foreign Policy (2004-2008).