Sevil Shhaideh - Social-Democrats' nominee for Prime Minister (bio)

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The Social-Democrats' proposition for Prime Minister is Sevil Shhaideh, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea announced on Wednesday after consultations with President Klaus Iohannis. The President of Romania on December 21 held consultations with the PSD - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) delegation made of Social-Democrat head Liviu Dragnea and ALDE Co-chairs Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Daniel Constantin.

Sevil Shhaideh was born on December 4, 1964.

She is an 1987 graduate of the Economic Planning and Cybernetics Faculty of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, and earned a Business Projects Management Master's degree from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the ''Ovidius'' University (2007).

She attended several advanced training courses: public administration expert (USAID, Washington DC, U.S., 1995) and NGO management (USAID, Washington DC, U.S. 2001), project manager (Oracle University, 2002 and PM Solutions Romania, 2004), auditor (TUV Institution, 2003).

She started her professional career as a programmer analyst at the Constanta-based Trust for Agricultural Mechanization (1987-1991), she then switched to Information Systems Manager with the Constanta County Labour and Social Protection Directorate (1991-1993), and then to Information Systems Director with the Constanta County Council (1993-2007).

She served as a coordinator responsible for working out the legislative amendments to the normative acts that regulate the public local administration with Romania's County Councils National Union (UNCJR), and Director General — Projects Directorate General, Constanta County Council (2007 — 2012).

President of the National Association of Public Administration IT Experts (ANIAP) since 2000.

Shhaideh served as Secretary of State with the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration between May 2012 — May 2015, and following Liviu Dragnea's resignation, she succeeded him in the office of Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration in the Victor Ponta 4 Cabinet. She filled this position between May 20, 2015 — November 4, 2016.

Sevil Shhaideh is married. AGERPRES (RO — author: Irina Andreea Cristea, editor: Ionela Gavril; EN — author: Simona Klodnischi, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

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