Victor Vlad Grigorescu was Romania’s Minister of Energy between November 2015 – January 2017. A former member of the board of Electrica, one of Romania’s largest electricity distribution companies, he also has a background in diplomacy and international relations, having served at the Permanent Representation of Romania at the EU (2007-2011) as an expert for the EU’s common commercial policy. He actively took part in Romania’s accession negotiations to the EU during his time at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (2004-2007), focusing his work on international relations and the EU’s common commercial policy. He is a graduate of Bucharest University’s Law School.
I have met Victor Grigorescu in 2014. Our dialogue on International affairs has developed into several articles and two position papers on the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for the EU and Romania, which we have published at the beginning of 2015. Later on, as he took the ministerial role for the energy portfolio in the autumn of 2015, I have also accepted his invitation to help on geopolitics and international strategy.