Robert Marius Cazanciuc was appointed Secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 21 May 2012. He had held the same position before, berween 15 April 2009 and 15 April 2012.
Robert Cazanciuc began his professional career in 1995, after graduating from the Law School of Bucharest University. Until 1998 he worked as prosecutor, in charge of criminal investigations supervision, at the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Trial Court of Ilfov Agricultural District. In 1996 he graduated from the National Institute for Magistrates.
In 1998 Robert Cazanciuc moved to the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Supreme Court of Justice, where he worked for two years as prosecutor with the Press Office. In that capacity he contributed to the establishment of the first press office – as a distinct structure – within the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Supreme Court of Justice. From 2000 to 2001 he worked as spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office and brought out the first media-relations guidebook of the Public Ministry in Romania.
In 2001-2004 Robert Cazanciuc was Director General and then Under-Secretary of State within the Inspection Corps of the Prime Minister of Romania. As Under-Secretary of State, he coordinated the team that drew up the Accord for Administrative Cooperation with OLAF.
In 2004 he was appointed State Secretary with the Department for Programs Implementation and Structural Adjustment and in that capacity he developed and promoted, in the relationship with European Union institutions, the action plans for the implementation of Romania’s commitments. The Department monitored and checked the way World Bank-funded programmes were implemented.
In 2005, Robert Cazanciuc became Deputy Director General with the National Administration of Penitentiaries. Then, until 2008, he was Chief Prosecutor at the Press Office of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Review and Justice.
In 2009 Robert Cazanciuc got a Master’s degree in Legal Certainty from Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. He also took several training courses in and study visits to France, Germany and the United States of America.
Here is some of Robert Cazanciuc’s professional experience: organizing the Conference of European Prosecutors General ( Bucharest, Parliament Palace, May 2001); coordinating the conference “Protection of the European Union’s Financial Interests – Information and Communication – Ways to Prevent Fraud” (October 2003); coordinating the working group that drew up, together with the Romanian Association for Audiovisual Communication, the Media Monitoring Agency and the Centre for Independent Journalism, “The Draft Law on Transparency in Awarding Publicity Funds” (October 2004); coordinating the team in charge of organizing the international conference “The Specificity of the Penitentiary Reform in the Run-up to European Union Integration,” PHARE 2003 (Bucharest, Parliament Palace, May 2005); member of the working team for the development and implementation of the project “The Communication and Public Relations Strategy of the Legal System” (February 2007); coordinating the Committee in charge of organizing the Third World Summit of Prosecutors General (February 2008 – March 2009).
Robert Cazanciuc taught communication and public relations at the National School for Court Clerks and the National Institute for Magistrates from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 he was in charge of training magistrate spokespersons and organized 12 seminars attended by 250 magistrates.
He authored “Re-publishing regulatory acts concurrently with the amendment act” – Public Law Magazine no.2/2005, and “Public Collection” – Pro Lege Magazine no.3/2005 and co-authored the papers “General and Particular in Training the Magistrate Spokesperson,” Hamangiu Publishers, 2007, and “Public Relations and Communication – A Practical Guide for Court Clerks” – The National School for Court Clerks, 2008.
His hobbies are photographic and traditional art. He was born on 26 November 1971 in Ploieşti, County Prahova, is married and has two children. He is fluent in English.