Brussels Forum Session: NATO at 75: Past, Present, Future – Part II 

Mircea Geoană became NATO deputy secretary general in 2019. He is the first Romanian—and the first from any country that joined the alliance after the end of the Cold War—to hold that position. He previously served as a diplomat and a politician. In 2009, he was his party’s candidate to be president of Romania.  

Geoană studied at Bucharest’s Polytechnic University, the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Law, and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris. He holds a PhD from the Economic Studies Academy of Bucharest.