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President to 55th IAEA General Conference: Curriculum Vitae

Cornel Feruţă


Cornel FeruţăAmbassador and
Permanent Representative of Romania

Mr. Cornel Feruţă is Romania’s Ambassador and Resident Representative to the IAEA and UN organisations in Vienna, Austria.

Mr. Feruţă has served in a number of senior diplomatic positions for Romania's Foreign Service. He was Romania’s governor to the IAEA Board of Governors (October 2008–September 2010) and Diplomat for the Permanent Mission of Romania to the International Organisations in Vienna (March 2000–July 2004). He also served as vice-chair of the IAEA Board, as chair of the IAEA Medium term Strategy process for 2012–2017, as chair of the Working Group on IAEA Programme and Budget for the 2010–2011 cycle and as chairman of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee (January-December 2009).

In addition to service overseas, Mr. Feruţă has held roles in a number of divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of the Minister’s Cabinet (January 2005-June 2007); Director of the Western Balkans and Regional Cooperation Division (August-December 2004); Advisor within to the Minister’s Cabinet and diplomat with the OSCE and Regional Cooperation Division (January 1998-March 2000).

Before he joined the diplomatic corps, Mr. Feruţă worked as an International Affairs Journalist (November 1994-December 1997).