Cristian Diaconescu is a Romanian diplomat and lawyer as formation. He was Vice-President of the Romanian Senate, Minister of Justice (March – December, 2004) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008-2009, 2012).
In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). In May 2012, Cristian Diaconescu became Chief of the Presidential Administration, position held until April 2014. As of 2013 until today, Cristian Diaconescu is member of the “UN CTBTO Eminent Group”. Since 2007, Cristian Diaconescu has a PhD in international trade law at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. In parallel to his professional career, Cristian Diaconescu carried out a teaching and scientific activity as a Founding member and professor of the Foundation of the Romanian National College of Defense, associate member of the Jamestown Foundation, Scientific Secretary of the Romanian Association of International Law and International Relations and professor of the Law and International Human Rights Institute.
As of 2016 he is Visiting Professor at the American University of Kuwait. Since October 2016, he is Doctor Honoris Causa of Andrei Saguna University in Constanta.