Former International IDEA Staff

Ingrid Bicu

Former Seconded National Expert (PEA Romania)
strategic communication, elections, international affairs


Ingrid Bicu is currently serving as expert on emerging challenges, strategic communications and elections at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), seconded by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania.

Her position within the Romanian EMB was director of Communications and International Affairs, also responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Romania’s international assistance projects in the electoral field.   

Previous affiliations include the Romanian National Intelligence Academy and the Open Source Centre within the Romanian National Intelligence Agency. Ingrid also contributed as lecturer and expert in the fields of knowledge management, competitive intelligence, collaborative solutions.

She participated in various national and international events and training programs on topics related to elections, international cooperation, strategic communication, regional and global security as well as in a number of election observation missions.

Engage with Ingrid Bicu on Twitter at @ingrid_ioana and on LinkedIn at


BA in Law and BA in Communication and Public Relations - National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Bucharest, Romania)