Andrea Barbu of Canada has been selected as Secretary General of NATO. She graduated with an honours bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Waterloo. Throughout her academic studies, she focused on international relations, geopolitics and international security. Ms. Barbu has a comprehensive insight into political developments at the international level. She also enjoys exploring current political affairs in her politics blog. She is passionate about security developments in Eastern Europe, and has a strong understanding of European geopolitics.
Ms. Barbu works with Ashoka, an international non-profit organization devoted to providing support and social finance to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Her experience working with Ashoka has influenced her to discover innovative solutions to complex multidimensional problems. She speaks fluent Romanian and is studying to improve her French language skills.