Dan Chirondojan is Director for Space, Security and Migration since 2016 in the DG Joint Research Centre, the scientific and knowledge service of the European Commission. The mission of the Directorate is to focus on research and knowledge management regarding technology innovation in security, disaster risk/emergency management, cybersecurity, hybrid threats, transport and border security, safety and security of buildings and public spaces, critical infrastructure protection, space-based services and applications, as well as migration and demography. Prior to that, for five years he was Director for the management of infrastructure and services for the JRC site of Ispra, Italy (the third largest site of the Commission). Before joining the European Commission, he spent 17 years in the private sector of electronic communications in Romania, being in charge with operations of the infrastructure associated with the radio and fixed networks, business continuity planning, security risk assessment and crisis management. Previously, he held various positions in the Romanian public administration in the area of regulations for Information and Communications Technologies and regional implementation of Government policies. Mr. Chirondojan holds a degree as Engineer in Electronics and Telecommunications, at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania and an MBA in “Economies in Transition and Managing Global Companies”, at Vienna University of Economics and Business – WU Wien, Austria.