Alex Serban is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative. He has over sixteen years of experience in government relations and is one of the top communication specialists and lobbyists in Romania. He also serves as president of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania and is a senior partner of Serban and Musneci Associates (SMA). He devised and managed public affairs and corporate relations programs for multinational companies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and interest groups across a broad range of industries (healthcare, retail, telecom, and defense). Before SMA, Serban served as an adviser to the prime minister of Romania on NATO and international security issues. He held senior positions in the private sector and NGOs and has been an active participant in international delegations and conferences. Serban holds an international relations master’s degree from Columbia University and an international studies bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. He has also participated in executive education training courses at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies (Germany), and the National Defense College of Romania complete his education.