IOANA GABRIELA COSTACHE
A career diplomat, Ioana Gabriela Costache currently serves as Consul General of Romania in Montreal. Prior to this she was the Consul General of Romania in New York, from December 2013 to July 2017. Throughout her over 25 year career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania she served as Chargé d'Affaires a.i. at the Romanian Embassy in the Republic of Poland, from 2007 to 2010 she worked as Counselor/Minister Counselor with the UN and International Organizations Department, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and previously, from 2005 to 2007, served as Deputy Head of Mission with the Romanian Embassy in Ireland. During her first mission abroad, from 1999 to 2003, Mrs. Costache was Legal Adviser with the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in New York.
Ioana Gabriela Costache holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Bucharest, with a dissertation on the "Development of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations and the Crime of Aggression" (2010). She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, with a major in International Law (1987 - 1992).