South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

Chairman of PMSC between 2001 – 2003

Mr. Ovidiu DRANGA – Nation 6

Mr. Dranga was born in Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute in 1990. In 1991, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), being assigned as expert in the Policy Planning and Speech Writing Division. Following completion of the postgraduate course for international relations (1992 – 1993), he was promoted to 3rd Secretary (1994), 2nd Secretary (1995), 1st Secretary (1998) and Diplomatic Counselor (2000).

His other MFA assignments include: Expert, NATO and WEU Dicision (1995 – 1996); 2nd and 1st Secretary, Mission of Romania to NATO and WEU (1996 – 2000, from 1999 to 2000 Deputy Head of Mission); Director, NATO and Strategic Issues Division (2000 – 2001).

Mr. Dranga also graduated from other International Relations Institutes in Italy and Germany. He attended other courses in security-related issues, negotiation techniques and international relations.

Mr. Dranga is author of over fifty articles and contributed to a couple of books and studies in the field of diplomacy and international relations.

Between 2001-2003 he was appointed the second chairman of the Politico-Military Steering Committee of the Multinational Peace Force South-Eastern Europe (MPFSEE).