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The Romanian Intelligence Service is headed by a Director, with the rank of Minister, appointed by Parliament at the proposal of the Romanian President.

The Director is assisted by a First Deputy Director - responsible for the intelligence-operational area and three Deputy Directors. The First Deputy Director, as well as the Deputy Directors have the rank of State Secretaries and are appointed by the President of Romania, at the proposal of the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service.

The ruling body of the Romanian Intelligence Service is the Steering Council, comprising the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, the First Deputy Director, the Deputy Directors and Heads of certain central and territorial units. The Chairman of the Steering Council is the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service.

The Executive Bureau of the Steering Council ensures the operational leadership of the Romanian Intelligence Service and the implementation of the decisions taken by the Steering Council. It consists of the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, the First Deputy Director and Deputy Directors.

 
SRI Director -
Eduard Raul Hellvig
Eduard Helvig

As per Resolution no. 15 of the Romanian Parliament, on March 2nd, 2015, Eduard Raul Hellvig was appointed the 5th Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service.

Eduard Raul Hellvig graduated from the College of Political Science and Public Administration within the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca in 1997. He gained a PhD in Political Science at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest (2009).

He substantiated his academic background in the field of security studies by attending the National Defense College at Carol I National Defense University (2005-2006) and the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) organized by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (2006).

He was elected MP in the 2004-2008 parliamentary legislature, serving as secretary of the Committee on Defense, Public Order, and National Security (October 2005 - September 2008) and member of the Romanian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Subcommittee on Security). After Romania’s accession to the European Union, he became one of the first Romanian MEPs (January 1st - December 9th, 2007).

In 2012 he was appointed Minister of Regional Development and Tourism, and subsequently won another MP seat following parliamentary elections at the end of the same year. During this term, he served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies (December 2012 - September 2013) as well as member of the Committee on Foreign Policy (until February 2013), Committee on European Affairs (starting with February 2013) and the Romanian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (December 20th, 2012 - September 3rd, 2013).

His MP mandate ended on September 3rd, 2013, as he was re-elected member of the European Parliament (September 2013 - June 2014). He was reconfirmed as MEP in the elections held in May 2014, but decided to give up his seat after being validated as Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service by the Romanian Parliament.

He speaks English fluently.

He was born on October 27th, 1974 in Zalau, Salaj County. He is married and has one child.

First Deputy Director of SRI -
Brigadier General Răzvan Ionescu

Brigadier General Razvan Ionescu is 45 years and has over two decades of experience in the Service. He graduated from the Faculty of Physics within the University of Bucharest and attended postgraduate courses at the Academy of Economic Studies with the specialization in geopolitics and geostrategy.

His academic background in the field of security studies was enreached by attending NATO Senior Executive Master at SNSPA and the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) organized by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Throughout his career in Intelligence, Brigadier General Razvan Ionescu held various positions, both in the central and regional units of the Service, where he had large scale operational successes in partnership with the intelligence services of the Euro-Atlantic area, on issues regarding Transnational organized crime, respecting the international regimes regarding weapons proliferation systems, international financial flows, migration and terrorism.

He was employed in the SRI with the rank of lieutenant and graduated as valedictorian of his initiation clase. He was promoted to brigadier general in the spring of 2016 and previous to his appointment as First Deputy of Director of the Service, led a central unit with activity in combating cross-border threats. In his activity he had an exelent colaboration with both internal and external institutional partners.

Deputy Director of SRI -
Colonel Cristian Bizadea

Before being appointed Deputy Director of SRI, Colonel Cristian Bizadea was the Chief of Staff to the SRI Director.

Since his enrollment into the Service, he held various positions within the Directorate General for Counter-espionage: deputy chief of the Directorate, head of the analysis, operations and planning departments. In this capacity, he participated in operations conducted in cooperation with SRI’s domestic and foreign partners.

He coordinated and contributed to a large part of the SRI’s institutional transformation processes. In 2013 he earned a PhD in Sociology at the Bucharest University, with the thesis entitled “Extended Middle East – A Demopolitical Perspective”.

As a lecturer, he taught intelligence analysis and risk assessment courses at the Bucharest University and “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and earned a Master’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration of Bucharest.

He speaks English fluently.

He was born in 1976, in Bucharest. He is married and has one child.

Deputy Director of SRI -
Brigadier General Adrian Ciocîrlan

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director of SRI, until 2010, Brigadier General Adrian Ciocîrlan held various leadership positions within the Directorate General for Counter-espionage. During 2010 - 2013, he was the head of SRI’s Bucharest Intelligence Directorate, while during 2013-2016 he was in charge of the Directorate General for the Protection of the Constitution.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 2015.

He participated in missions, actions, and complex operations carried out especially in the counter-espionage field, in cooperation with SRI’s foreign partners.

Adrian Ciocîrlan attended various intelligence and security studies programs conducted in the country and abroad.

In 1996 he graduated from the Faculty of Psychosociology within the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy.

He is fluent in English and French.

He was born on May 25th, 1974 in Bucharest. He is married and has two children.

Deputy Director of SRI –
Lieutenant General George-Viorel Voinescu

Lieutenant General George-Viorel Voinescu was appointed Deputy Director of SRI on July 27th, 2005.

In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, in 2012 to Major General and in 2014 to Lieutenant General.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director of SRI he held various top positions within the Counterterrorist Brigade and the Financial Directorate of the Romanian Intelligence Service. He received his BA degree in Finance from the Logistics College at the Military Academy in 1994. In 1999 he graduated from a Postgraduate Course in Computerized Accounting at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. In 2006 he graduated from the National Defense College. In 2011, he received his PhD in Economy and International Business, awarded by the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. His PhD dissertation paper was entitled “Impact of Terrorism on World Economy”.

He speaks French fluently.

He was born in 1963 in Găeşti, Dâmboviţa County. He has one child.