Mr. Cristian Cucu is an ICT manager and strategist specialized in large scale digital transformation and cybersecurity projects, a graduate of business studies in Bucharest and MBA from Northwood University, MI, USA.
His career path turned towards cybersecurity in 2001, where he activated for over 15 years, becoming a professional in this field after implementing and consulting on complex projects from security base-lining, preemptive protection, remediation to resolution. He is a certified auditor in system’s security and risk management and the current interests outline cybersecurity strategy, intelligence and architecture in national critical infrastructure.
In 2016 he has taken on a new and more complex challenge, becoming the first Government CIO in Romania with responsibilities, as state secretary, to coordinate and accelerate the digital transformation initiatives, interoperability and cybersecurity within all government entities, to develop the enterprise architecture and to align the technology projects, investments and resources with the objectives of the national strategy. From 2017 he was also the national critical infrastructure advisor to the Prime-Minister.
After three years with the central government, in 2019 he joined Nuclearelectrica, the only nuclear power generation company in Romania and one of the most prestigious Romanian organizations. Nuclearelectrica is also highly respected among international peers, having one of the highest nuclear safety standards at international level. As CIO he is responsible to lead ICT initiatives, to prioritize and coordinate digital transformation projects, to develop an integrated and updated technology and cybersecurity architecture to monitor and protect against IT, OT, IoT and hybrid threats.
Cristian Cucu has been Government CIO and advisor to the Prime-Minister of Romania for critical infrastructure protection in the past three years. In 2019 he joined Nuclearelectrica, a nuclear power generation company, one of the most prestigious Romanian organizations and highly respected among international peers for its high nuclear safety standards. As CIO he is responsible to lead ICT initiatives, to prioritize and coordinate digital transformation projects, to develop a new integrated technology and cybersecurity architecture to monitor and protect against IT, OT, IoT and hybrid threats.