Mihnea Ioan Motoc

Minister of National Defence of Romania

Careermotoc

  • 17 Nov 2015: Minister of National Defence
  • 11 Sep 2015 – 17 Nov 2015: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of St James's
  • 2008 – 2015: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
  • 2003 – 2008: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations - New York
  • 2004 – 2005: Romanian Representative on the UN Security Council
  • 2001 – 2003: State Secretary for European Integration and Multilateral Affairs, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1999 – 2001: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Permanent Representative to OPCW
  • 1997 – 1999: Director General, Head of the European and Euro-Atlantic Department, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1996 – 1997: Director, Head of the EU Department, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1994 – 1996: Deputy Director, Human Rights Department, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1991 – 1994: Diplomat, Human Rights Department, International Law and Treaties Department, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1989 – 1991: Trainee magistrate and magistrate, Bucharest

Education

  • 1991 – 1992: LLM, Master’s in International Public and Comparative Law, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  •  1990 – 1991: Post-graduate studies in International Public and Private Law, University of Nice
  •  1985 – 1989: JD, Law School, University of Bucharest

 

Foreign Languages

  • English – fluent
  • French – fluent

 

Awards and Decorations

  • 2007 – Officer of the Order of Diplomatic Merit, “in recognition of, and high appreciation for the remarkable performance in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, successfully representing Romania’s foreign policy strategies”
  • 2000 – Commander of the National Order For Merit, “for outstanding service to national foreign policy”

 

Miscellaneous

  • Born: 11 November 1966, Bucharest
  • Married to Iulia, with a son, Luca-Mihnea


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