Speaker profile

Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea

Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea

Director Circular Economy, DG Environment, European Commission

Since May 2022 Aurel has been director in charge of Circular Economy in the European Commission's Directorate General for Environment.

Between January 2014 and April 2022 he worked as director in charge of enforcement, cohesion and the European Semester, in the same DG. Before that he was director for Equality in the Directorate-General for Justice since April 2011, in charge of equality and fight against discrimination, after having been director for Fundamental Rights and EU Citizenship within the same DG and in DG Justice, Freedom and Security since June 2009.

 He joined the European Commission in 2009. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Illinois (US) and a Ph.D. from the University of Bucharest (RO).