Born in 1974 in Romania. Ph.D. in Political Science – National School of Political Science and Public Administration.
Political adviser and research coordinator, Programme Coordinator at the Open Society Foundation, Programme Manager of the Institute for Political Analysis, General Director at the Institute of Social Studies (1995-2003).
Member of the Romanian Parliament from 2004-2006 and 2012-2013, Vice-Chair of the Chamber of Deputies from 2012-2013, and Minister of Regional Development and Tourism in 2012.
Secretary-General of the National Liberal Party from 2011-2014 and Vice-President responsible for Foreign Relations since June 2014.
MEP from 2006-2007 and September 2013-present.