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Rovana Plumb

Rovana Plumb is a member of the PES Women Executive since 2006. She has been elected Vice-President of the PES Women on 27 September 2012. In May 2012, she has been appointed Minister for Environment and Forests in Romania. Previously, she has been a member of the Romanian Parliament between 2004 and 2007. She has been Romanian Government State Secretary and President of the National Consumer Protection Authority between 2001 and 2004. Until her nomination as Minister, she was a member of the European Parliament since 2007. As a MEP, Rovana was a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Delegation to the EU-Turkey.

Rovana Plumb studied economics and management in Romania. Afterwards she made specializations in several universities throughout the world: in Ireland, in the US, in Portugal, in Belgium, etc. Since 2004, she holds a PhD. After different positions, she became Director of a cosmetics company during 15 years. Rovana is a member of Partidul Social Democrat (PSD), the social-democratic party from Romania, since 1994. 

Rovana is president of the women section of the PSD and Vice President of the Party since 2005. Rovana is a committed Progressive feminist. She is particularly involved in promoting equal representation of women and men in decision-making in general and more particularly in politics. Rovana strongly hopes that the Romanian society is ready to have a woman as President in 2014, but in the same time she finds that Romania is still a misogynistic society. She is in favour of financial incentives for parties which have as many female candidates as male.

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