Director for Member Parliaments and External Relations at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Formerly a diplomat with the Romanian Foreign Ministry, Ms. Filip served successively as OSCE desk officer, Ministry Spokesperson, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Romania in Washington DC and Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations Office and other international organizations based in Geneva
She joined the IPU in 2003, as Head of the IPU Permanent Observer Office to the United Nations in New York, where she played a key role in enhancing the parliamentary dimension to the United Nations and helping to forge a more robust and systematic interaction between the UN system, parliaments and the IPU.
Engaged for several years as Secretary of the IPU Standing Committee on Peace and International Security, Ms. Filip has been working with parliaments in follow-up to some of the main IPU resolutions in areas such as peace-building and national reconciliation, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and the global fight against organized crime. She has also been closely involved in the establishment and work of the IPU Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs. Since 2012, Ms. Filip has been serving at IPU Headquarters in Geneva, as Director for Member Parliaments and External Relations.
Ms. Filip is a graduate of the University of Bucharest and the National School of Political Science and Public Administration, with a bachelor’s degree in philology and a master’s degree in international relations. She is married, with two grown children.