Dan Nica

Personal information
Date of birth: July 2, 1960, Panciu, Vrancea
Marital status: Married, one child.

 

Studies and specializations
• 2005, PhD in Communication Studies;
• 1985, Bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Iasi;
• Specializations attested by diplomas in Information Technology and Communications (France, Austria, Sweden, Canada).

 

Political background
• As of 2006, Vice President of PSD(Social Democratic Party);
• 2006 – 2009, Coordinator of the Department of Transportation and Communications;
• 2005 – 2006, Chairman of the Department of Transportation and Communications;
• 2004 – 2005, Member of the Coordinating Bureau of the PSD;
• 1999 – 2004, Member of the Central Executive Bureau of PSD (PDSR);
• As of 2003, President of PSD Galaţi county branch;
• 1999 – 2003, First Vice President of PSD (PDSR) Galati County Organization;
• 1997 - 2003: President of the Galati Municipal Organization of the PSD (PDSR);

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
• 1985 – 1996, Galaţi County Directorate of telecommunications;
• 1991 – 1996, Director of Telecommunications, Galaţi County Directorate;
• 1993 – 1996, Associate Professor, " Dunarea de Jos" University Galati, Department of Telecommunications and Data transmission;
• 1996 – 2000, PDSR Member of Deputies’ Chamber, Member of the Parliamentary Commission for Industries and Services;
• 2000 – 2004, PDSR Member of the Deputies’ Chamber, Member of the Parliamentary Committee for Public Administration, Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance;
• 2000 – 2004, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology;
• 2004 – 2008, PSD Member of the Deputies’ Chamber, Vice President of the Information Technology Commission;
• 2008 – 2012, PSD Member of the Deputies’ Chamber, Member of the Committee for Public Administration, Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance (December 2009-March 2011) and Member of the Committee on Economic Policy Reform and Privatization (March 2011 - present);
• 2008 – 2009, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Administration and Interior.

 

ACTIVITY in international organisations
• 2003 – 2004, Member of the National Council for Science and Technology Policy;
• 2001 – 2004, President of the Romania-Bavaria Joint Governmental Commission;
• 2002 – 2004, Member of UN ICT Task Force.

 

Published Works
• "Guvern, cetatean, societate informationala” (Government, citizen, information society) – Semne Publishing House, 2001;
• Co-author of three patents, one of which was awarded silver medal in Brussels.

 

AWARDS, DECORATIONS
• 2007, "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize, awarded by the Romanian Academy in 2005 for his work "Le Gouvernement électronique" (Concepts Appliquės en Roumanie);
• 2004, "Personality of the Year" Prize, awarded by the eFinance magazine;
• 2003, 'Ion Irimescu - 100 " Commemorative Medal for activity in the service of art and culture – granted by the Ministry of Culture;
• 2003, Prize for Excellence in promoting and developing e-governance and transparency - granted by ARIES;
• 2002, Prize for Excellence for promoting Romanian IT & C industry - provided by CHIP magazine;
• 2002, National Order "Star of Romania" in rank of knight, decoration awarded by the President of Romania.