Daniel Constantin

Date of birth: June 26, 1978

Marital status: married, two children


2003 Diploma following the Course in “Improvement of strategic management”, Institute of Public Administration – Ireland;
2002 – 2004
Master's degree - Quality and Innovation Management
Faculty of Management, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest

1997 – 2002
Faculty of Animal Science, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest



February 2010-present, President of the Conservative Party
2009 – 2010 Coordinator of the Department of European Funds of the
Conservative Party
2006 – 2009 Member of Conservative Party



May 2012 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
April – October 2009 Director General - Paying and Intervention Agency for Agriculture (PIAA), in charge of coordinating all the activities of the agency, having as main duties: unfolding and management of European and national funds for agriculture;
a) Direct payments and market measures (for direct payments for agriculture schemes having FEGA as funding source and for FEADR related measures);
b) Measures funded from European funds for agriculture, rural development and fisheries, established by Order of the Minister of Forests, Agriculture and Rural Development;
c) Payments representing financial aid from the national budget.

July 2006 – March 2009 General Manager S.C. Logicons S.A.(company specialized in accessing European funds);
- Coordination of company departments’ activity;
- Provision of management and advisory services in the business development;
- Identification of funding sources for company customers;
- Project management - business plans drafting, feasibility studies, funding application etc.
- Assistance in obtaining bank loans;
- Organization of national and local conferences with a view to informing businesses on nonrefundable funding possibilities, notably from Structural Funds
2007 - 2009 Independent Evaluator at World Bank MAKIS Project
2003 - 2006 Coordinator of the group of European Integration Counsellors of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development
- Coordination of the activity of European integration advisers, specialized in activity sectors;
- Responsibilities regarding the negotiation of the financial package granted to Romania for the Chapter 7 Agriculture (Rural Development Funds, direct payments and market measures)
- MAPDR responsible for horizontal issues of the Common Agricultural Policy: PAC reform, technical simplification of PAC, negotiations within EU on the financial framework 2007 -2013, etc;
- MAPDR representative in Working Groups of the EU Council and European Commission for horizontal issues;
- Responsibilities regarding institutional construction of the Agency of Payments and Intervention in Agriculture;
- MAPDR representative in the unfolding of the National Programme for Business Environment Training, initiated by the Ministry of European Integration;
- Responsibilities regarding the implementation of some PHARE twinning programmes with Great Britain;

2003 Counsellor to the Cabinet of Secretary of State for European Integration, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment
- responsibilities in negotiating the financial package granted to Romania for the Chapter 7 Agriculture(rural development funds, direct payments and market measures);
- elaboration of strategy proposals on compliance with EU requirements;
- ensuring consultancy on elaborating programmes conducted by Ministry on European Integration issues;

2000-2003 Reviewer, University Campus Service of USAMVB(Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine University, Bucharest);




2001-2002 Member of the National Council of Students, Ministry of Education and Research;
2000-2002 Member of the Senate Bureau of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (USAMVB), Bucharest; Chairman of the USAMVB Students League;
1999- 2002 Member of the USAMVB Senate