Ambassador Savuica, President and Founder of IRSEA, Appointed in the International Board of Experts of the Center for Global and Strategic Studies, Islamabad

Ambassador Savuica, President and Founder of IRSEA, Appointed in the International Board of Experts of the Center for Global and Strategic Studies, Islamabad

The Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Pakistan, has appointed H.E. Ambassador (p) Gheorghe Savuica in the International Board of Experts of the prestigious South-Asian think-tank. In the official invitation letter conveyed to IRSEA's President and Founder, CGSS' Executive Director, Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, expressed his institution's appreciation for the "vast experience and expertise" possessed by Ambassador Savuica.

As a career diplomat with over four decades of diplomatic service, a specialist on Southeast Asia and ASEAN, speaker of Bahasa Indonesia, Russian and English, IRSEA’s President and Founder represented Romania as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Indonesia and Pakistan and Chief of Mission to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cyprus, Finland and Estonia.

Ambassador (p) Savuica is a former Director of the Asia Pacific Division and former Director General of the Asia Pacific, Near and Middle East, Africa and Latin America Department of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He published multiple articles, thought-pieces and commentaries reflecting his views on current dynamics in International Affairs and the ongoing developments related to the greater scope of Europe-Asia relations. He authored several major chapters in edited volumes on Romania’s Foreign Policy, published by the Romanian Academy.

Ambassador Savuica has also established the Romania - Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2008.

In 2011, Ambassador (p) Savuica has received the "Grigore Gafencu" Award on behalf of the Academy of Romanian Scholars (Academia Oamenilor de Ştiinţă din România). H.E. is also a lifetime member of the Society of Asian Civilisations, Islamabad, and Institute for Maritime and Strategic Studies, Jakarta. He is the receiver of the prestigious Excellence Award on behalf of the Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies and a member of the ASE’s Advisory Board.

CGSS is an independent public policy organisation and think-tank based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Its mission is to generate customized solutions for sustainable objective policies for the countries in South-Asia, as well as the countries around the globe. The foundation of the think-tank has been laid by the inculcation of Pakistan's top intellectuals, retired civil and armed forces personnel, academicians, business community and various private and public sector institutions.

The research conducted by CGSS focuses on all subjects of relevance in the field, such as Geo-strategic affairs, Regional cooperation, National Security Strategy, International Affairs, Global Security Environment, Climate Change, Food Security, Counter-terrorism, energy, justice, National/ international security affairs and Academia. The Center's proposed programmes cover the world's major regions and address the predominant functional challenges confronting the regional countries and the world.

CGSS is also one of IRSEA’s main institutional partners.