Anamaria Almasan has a 20 years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. During her diplomatic career, she accumulated a broad expertise in EU affairs, international development cooperation and bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. She has a valuable international experience in institutional relations, international negotiations, strategic planning, public diplomacy events and communication, project management, and wide expertise in official and business protocol. Between 2009 and August 2017, Anamaria worked as a diplomat (Minister Counsellor) with the Romanian Embassy in Madrid, and then until October 2018 she worked as a Senior Officer with the UN World Tourism Organization in Madrid (Romanian Representative within the Regional Programme for Europe, Strategic Development Partnerships Programme).
In January 2019, upon taking a leave of absence from the MFA, she set up her own company Diplomat and Partners International and created Xcelentisima Corporate and Personal Branding Academy – based in Madrid.
Between 2011-2018, she was the President of the Foreign Diplomats Association (ADE) in Spain and ever since 2018 she is the Secretary general of the Fundacion Zaballos para la defensa de los derechos constitucionales.
Anamaria has a multi-disciplinary education background: she graduated International Business at the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest (1998), the Diplomatic Academy in Bucharest (1999) and has an Executive Master in Business Management and Marketing with the IE Business School in Madrid (December 2009). She has enriched her professional training through various courses on Business Communication (University of Gent), Diplomacy, European Affairs (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael), Security Policies (Geneva Centre for Security Policy), development assistance (World Bank – Washington) and Law. At the end of 2018, upon completing a training course in London, she was certified as a Consultant in International Business Etiquette, with Minding Manners / International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London.
She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.