Professor Daniel Dăianu is an economist and politician. He is a member of the board of the National Bank of Romania. Earlier, he was a member of the European Parliament, and the first deputy president of the Romanian Financial Supervision Authority. He was the finance minister of Romania between December 5, 1997 and September 23, 1998, in the governments of Victor Ciorbea and Radu Vasile. Earlier her was chief economist of the National Bank of Romania, President of the Supervision Board of Banca Comercială Română. He is a member of the High Level Group on Own Resources of the European Union, which is headed by Mario Monti. Dăianu is also a member of the European Council for Foreign Relations, since 2012.