Andrei Popov

Ambassador–at-large, MFAEI

Andrei Popov is a diplomat, political analyst and journalist. In June 2020 Andrei was appointed
as Ambassador–at-large, MFAEI. He is a former Member of Parliament (2009), Deputy Minister
of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (2009-2013), Ambassador of Moldova to Austria,
Slovakia and the OSCE in Vienna (2013-2016) and IPIS President (2016 – 2020). Andrei was the
author of the weekly TV program “Popular Diplomacy” and co-host of the weekly political talk-
show „Botan+Popov”. In 2004-2009, Mr. Popov was Executive Director of the Foreign Policy
Association of Moldova and founder of the Transnistrian Dialogues program. From 1997-2004,
he was in Moldovan diplomatic service: Embassy of Moldova in Washington (1997-2001) as
Second/First Secretary, Foreign Ministry’s General International Security Department (2001-
2004) as Deputy Director/Director. Mr. Popov studied at Geneva Centre for Security Policy
(2002-2003), Faculty of International Relations of the Bucharest National School of Political and

Administrative Studies (1994-1996) and Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies of the
Bucharest University (1990-1994). He is a John Smith and Munich Security Conference Young
Leaders Fellow.