• Director, Public Administration Research Center, Babeş – Bolyai University
• President, Millenium Foundation
• President, Technology and Innovation for Society Association
• Initiator of the first Program Evaluation Bureau in local public administration
• National evaluator


  • Secretary of State, Head of the Department for Emergency Situations (2014 – present)
  • Highest Level Expert in the Working Group for Healthcare Food and Agriculture (JHFAG) -NATO (2011 – present)
  • President of the Professional Committee of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (2012 – present)
  • President of the Foundation for SMURD (2007 – present)
  • Technical Expert in the World Bank Program for the implementation and integration of emergency medical services –based on the model developed in Târgu Mureş (1999 – 2001)


  • Minister – Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports
  • Secretary of State – Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (2011-2012; 2009-2010)
  • Secretary of State – the Government of Romania (2010-2011)
  • Head of the Prime Minister/ Counsellor of State- the Government of Romania (2009)
  • Dean, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University (2004-2009)


  • Mediator with the Transylvanian Institute of Mediation
  • Director, Conflict Studies Center, Social Research Institute, Babes Bolyai University
  • Coordinator, life – long learning program Security and Defense Studies, in collaboration with the 4thTerritorial Army Corps “Maresal Constantin Prezan”
  • Evaluator and national examiner in the field of mediation, under provision number 1113/08.08.2008 of the Mediation Council


  • President of the National Integrity Council (2010 – 2014)
  • Consul general of Romania at Barcelona, Kingdom of Spain, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania (2011-2012)
  • Government inspector, General Secretariat of Government (2008–2009; 2012 –2013, 2015 – present)
  • State Counselor of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister’s Office (2009–2011)
  • Deputy Prefect of Cluj County, Government of Romania, Ministry of Interior (2005–2008)


  • President, Chairman of the Board, Transnovo Incorporated
  • President, Chairman of the Board, Proaction Institute, Inc
  • Member of Board, Chair of Capital Access Committee. Great Lakes Trade and Transportation Hub, Inc (2011 – present)
  • Consultant (1971 – present), to over 120 communities, corporations and organisations in areas of finance, evaluation, real estate and computer systems. Clients include: The Upjohn Corp., Nijon Sekkie, Taejon, Korea, Urban Matrix Research Inc., Japan, Frankenmuth, MI, STS Inc., The Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Tokyu Land Corp., to name a few.


  • Dean, Faculty  of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University (2012-present)
  • Secretary of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Head of the Strategy Unit (2008-2010)
  • President, CMPG-Cluj Management and Planning Group, a consultancy unit specialized in strategic planning for local communities and central public administration
  • Coordinator of Cluj Napoca strategic process in 2007 and 2003 and coordinator for other local strategies in Romania


  • Secretary of State for Public Administration Reform, Ministry of Administration and Interior, Initiation and coordination measures to reform the public administration (2005-2009)
  • Analysis Center Foundation President, Management and Public Policy, initiation and coordination of research projects in the field of public administration / community intervention projects
  • Director of Cluj Regional Center for Continuing Education for Public Administration (2000-2003)
  • Initiator and coordinator of Numerous Projects in the field of public administration reform


  • Associate Professor, Public Administration and Management Department, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University
  • Inspector, CIO – Programmer, network administratior (1993-1994)
  • System Engineer – Programmer, network administrator (1997-1998; 1993-1994)
  • Traineeships: Pittsburgh State University (1998), Université Paris XI (1999), Université Paris XII (1999), Oxford University (2006)


  • Personal advisor of the secretary of state (2012-present)
  • Personal advisor of the minister – EU funding, public administration reform, local public finance, budgetary and fiscal policies, capacity development, administrative simplification (2009-2012)
  • Cabinet director – secretary of state for public administration reform (2008-2009)
  • Personal advisor of the secretary of state for public administration reform – local budgetary and fiscal policies, financial decentralization (2006-2008)