Cornel Feruta was acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), following a decision by the Board of Governors on 25 July 2019. Mr Feruta previously held the position of Assistant Director General and Chief Coordinator at the IAEA, which he joined in September 2013.
In 2012-13, Mr Feruta served as Director General for Political Affairs in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for a short period as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Romania.
In 2013, he was Chairman of the Second Preparatory Committee of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
From 2007 to 2012 he was Romania’s Ambassador and Resident Representative to the IAEA, U.N. and other international organizations in Vienna. In this role, he served as President of the 55th IAEA General Conference in 2011 and as Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors from October 2008 to September 2010 as well as Board Vice-Chair. Mr Feruta chaired and guided the negotiations of the Working Group on the IAEA Medium-Term Strategy 2012-2017 and on the IAEA programme and budget for 2010-2011. He also assumed different responsibilities in the OSCE context.
Mr Feruta holds a master’s degree in International Relations and a degree in Political and Administrative Sciences from the Bucharest University.