“The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, has signed, on Thursday, July 16, the decree to appoint as a member of the Government Mr. Iulian-Ghiocel Matache, Minister of Transport”, the Presidential Administration shows.
A former State Secretary with the Ministry of Transport, Matache was the second proposal of Prime Minister Victor Ponta after President Iohannis rejected the appointment of Mihai-Viorel Fifor to the position, motivating that he does not have the expertise and management experience necessary to manage the complex domain of transports.
“The President of Romania has requested the Prime Minister to designate another person to meet the conditions necessary to be named as a member of the Government,” said the Presidential Administration at that time.
The head of state may refuse the proposal made by the Prime Minister once.
President Klaus Iohannis had signed, on Wednesday, the decree taking notice of the resignation of Transport Minister Ioan Rus. Rus had submitted his resignation following public outcry regarding derogatory statements made towards Romanian migrant workers, with the resignation being accepted by Prime Minister Victor Ponta on June 11.
Engineer and jurist Iulian Matache was born on February 27, 1972. In 1996 he obtained an engineer diploma of the College of Railways, Roads and Bridges with Bucharest Technical Construction University.
Matache took specialty postgraduate courses on public administration management (2002-2003); postgraduate courses on EU law at Bucharest Academy of Scientific Studies (2003-2004); training courses on public services management at the National Administration Institute, 2003; a training programme on structural funds management in Brussels in 2005 and a training programme on the structural funds management in Barcelona in 2006. He got a diploma on project management in 2009 at Petre Andrei University of Iasi. He received a Master’s Degree at Oil-Gas University of Ploiesti in 2011. He is a Law graduate of George Baritiu University of Brasov, 2011.
Matache was a specialist inspector at Vrancea County Council from 1999 – 2003; chief of department at the Internal and International Relations Directorate with Vrancea County Council (2003-2006); an executive director of the Technical Directorate with Vrancea County Council (2006-2009); an executive director of Vrancea County Council (2009 – 2012).
He was a State Secretary at the Ministry of Regional Development and Housing (Jan. – Nov. 2009), a State Secretary at the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism (May 2012-Jan. 2013) and a State Secretary at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (Jan. 2013-March 2014).
He was named a State Secretary at the Transport Ministry in March 2014.