Madlen Serban is Director of the European Training Foundation since 1 July 2009. She was appointed by the ETF's Governing Board on 3 April 2009, and confirmed by the European Parliament on 16 April 2009.
Before coming at the ETF, she has been Director of the National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Romania. Dr. Serban has spent most of her career working in the field of vocational education and training. She has a broad international experience as an expert and evaluator for international organisations including UNESCO, USAID, the European Commission, OECD, the World Bank and the ETF.
Madlen Serban has a PhD in social partnership in education and training from the University of Bucharest. She represented the Romanian government on the ETF’s Governing Board from 1998-2007, and Cedefop’s Governing Board from 2007-2009.
Madlen Serban succeeded Dr Muriel Dunbar, whose mandate as Director came to an end on 30 June 2009.