PP-22 Chairman

Mr Sabin SĂRMAȘ has been nominated Designated President to PP-22 by the Government of Romania in July 2021.

Mr Sărmaș has developed his professional career in public and private organizations, always linked to the digital sector and the governance of the information and knowledge society. He is currently serving as member of the Romanian Parliament while acting as Chairman of the IT&C Commission within the Chamber of Deputies.

Prior to these engagements, he was President of the National Authority for Digitalization between 2019 – 2021, being responsible for the coordination and implementation of national policies, strategies, and projects in the field of the information technology, communications, and digitalization of public services. In this position, Mr Sărmaș represented the Romanian Government at international level, including significant events such as WSIS High Level Round-Table in 2020.

His cross-sector activities were also linked to the private sector, as software engineer and business developer within various companies located in the city of Cluj Napoca, a traditional hub for innovative start-ups and IT companies in Romania. Therefore, Mr Sărmaș has acknowledged and tackled the challenges of the sector from a multi-stakeholder perspective, becoming known as transformational and visionary expert.

Mr Sabin Sărmaș graduated the Telecommunications Faculty within the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca as Diplomate Engineer, followed by academic fellowships at Vrije University of Brussels and Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (as PhD).