Mihai-Răzvan Ungureanu is a Romanian historian, politician and former Prime Minister of Romania and Foreign Minister of Romania.
Mr. Ungureanu studied Maths and Physics at the Costache Negruzzi high-school in Iași (Romania) where he graduated as valedictorian in 1987. Mr. Ungureanu later studied History and Philosophy at the University of Iași where he graduated in 1992. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Ungureanu was an alternate member of the Union of Communist Youth Central Committee. From 1990 to 1992, he was a member of the university senate as a student representative. In 1993, Mr. Ungureanu obtained a master’s degree at the Oxford Center in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, an affiliated program of St Cross College at the University of Oxford (UK). In March 2004 he received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Iași.
Mr. Ungureanu was a Professor at the University of Iași when he was recruited for diplomatic service in 1998. He subsequently served as State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000), and was a Vienna-based representative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (2000-2004). Mr. Ungureanu was the foreign minister of Romania from 2004 to 2007, and was nominated and took office to head the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE).
In 2012, Mr. Ungureanu was given a mandate by President Traian Băsescu to form a new government. That same year, following the resignation of the Emil Boc government, he was appointed Prime Minister.