Mr. Grigorescu was Romania's Minister of Energy during 2016, and previously advised the Minister of Energy in 2014. Former member of the board of Electrica, Romania's largest electricity distribution company, he also has a background in diplomacy and international relations, having served at the Permanent Representation of Romania at the EU (2007-2011) as an expert on the EU's trade policy. He took part in Romania's accession negotiations to the EU during his time at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (2004-2007). Mr. Grigorescu published various articles on public policy and international relations and has co-authored several works on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. At present, Mr. Grigorescu is Partner in an energy consultancy, having advised governments in the CEE and Caucasus region with regard to energy policy aspects, including security of supply. He is also advising private companies on ways to define commercial strategies that respond to current and future market challenges.