H.E. Dr Virgil – Daniel Popescu was appointed Romanian minister of Energy on December 2020. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Popescu served as Minister of Economy, Energy and the Business Environment. He had been serving also as vice president at Commission of Industry and Services, at Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament. He is also parliamentary in the Romanian Parliament since 2016. Minister Popescu is also involved in didactic, scientific, and research activities, working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Craiova University. He holds a PhD in management from Craiova University and BS in engineering/automation from the University of Bucharest, Romania.