Ion Sterian

Ion Sterian

February 8, 2024 | Evelin Szőke

The Director General of the National Gas Transmission Company TRANSGAZ, Ion Sterian, is a renowned name in the energy sector of Romania and the European Union as well as worldwide.

He joined the company in 2007 as a representative of Transgaz’ major shareholder, the Romanian State by the Ministry of Economy in the General Shareholders Assembly and further on, in 2013, he was appointed Chairman of the company’s Board of Administration and since 2017 he has been Director-General.

Ion Sterian graduated the Oil and Gas University of Ploiești, being specialized in well drilling and exploitation of oil and gas fields, and the Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture within the University of Bucharest. He received a Master’s degree in management and a Master’s degree in management and rural development and completed training courses in International Relations, all of which award him the perfect profile to run a company like Transgaz.

He has professional expertise and background in both energy and corporate management and has held positions of responsibility in different key institutions of Romania. He was Executive Director of the Technical Division within the Autonomous Administration of the Brăila Free Zone, Executive Director of Technical Division of the Autonomous Administration of State Protocol Patrimony; In 2010, Ion Sterian also held the position of State Under-Secretary within the Ministry for Regional Development and Tourism.

Throughout his career, Ion Sterian developed and perfected his professional knowledge on security and corporate governance, international and diplomatic relations and financial management, having a substantial contribution to the development of the performant company he runs and to the effective implementation of the strategic projects under the assumed Administration Plan.

Under the close coordination of Ion Sterian, Transgaz has been implementing one of the largest and most important natural gas transmission infrastructure development plans in Romania over the past 20 years, with investment projects estimated at over 3.4 billion euro.

A charismatic and committed leader, an effervescent and positive personality, Ion Sterian has won the trust and respect of his national and international peers, of the EU, international and Romanian authorities, of the mass-media and of his over 4,100 employees.

As a recognition of his professional merits and managerial qualities, Mr. Ion Sterian received on his own behalf and on behalf of Transgaz, numbers of awards, diplomas and accolades, being invited to deliver presentations/speeches on topics specific to the energy sector, management and corporate governance, negotiations and financing related to complex and large-scale investment projects in national and European energy infrastructure, and other topics related to the prospects for sustainable development of the energy sector in Romania and Europe, energy diversification in Europe, digitization of the energy sector, etc.