Ambassador H. E. Brândușa Ioana Predescu presented her letters of credentials to H.M. Willem Alexander, the King of the Netherlands on August 24, 2016. Along with representing Romania’s interests as Ambassador, Ms. Predescu was appointed to be the Vice-President on the behalf of EEG in the Executive Council of the OPCW and elected member on behalf of Romania in the Bureau of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute (ASP-ICC).
Ambassador H. E. Brândușa Ioana Predescu has been representing Romania in diplomatic missions for more than 30 years. Prior to entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked in the private office of the Prime Minister as a junior expert. Ambassador’s diplomatic career began in 1993 with her admission to the diplomatic corps of Romania in the rank of an Attaché. Through the course of the years, she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on matters of cooperation with OSCE, Council of Europe, and NATO. In the meantime, Ms. Predescu obtained another degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and was later posted to represent the country’s interests as Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of Romania in Vienna.
After completing her mission in Austria, Ms. Predescu resumed working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest in high-ranking positions of various departments including the Council of Europe, Human Rights, Child Protection, and North America. In 2002, she received new appointment as Deputy Head of Mission in Embassy of Romania in Berlin. At the end of the 4-year term of the diplomatic mission in Germany, she returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take a charge of Departments for OSCE, Council of Europe, and Human Rights in the UN System.
A few years later, Ambassador Predescu received a new posting in the Embassy of Romania in Munich, where she held the rank of Consul General of Romania for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg (2008-2012).
Upon returning to her homeland and before being assigned as Ambassador of Romania to The Netherlands, Ms. Predescu occupied high-ranked positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was in charge of coordinating cooperation and communication efforts.
Furthermore, Ambassador H. E. Brândușa Ioana Predescu is a graduate of the University of Bucharest, Vienna Diplomatic Academy, and alumni of Hertie School of Governance of Berlin. She is also a fluent speaker of five languages (Romanian, English, German, French, and Dutch) and a mother of two amazing daughters.