Mr. Gabriel Les currently serves as the Minister of National Defense, after having held this position between January and June 2017. Over the last few years he has held several senior positions with relevance for the national defense system. From October 2015, for a year, Mr. Gabriel Les was the Secretary of State for the Ministry of National Defense’s Department of Armaments, where he was involved in coordinating the most important programs of endowment.
In 2016, Mr. Gabriel Les was elected as Senator in the Romanian Parliament, where he was appointed member of several parliamentary bodies, such as the Committee for Defence Public Order, and National Security, the Committee for Information Technologies and Communications, as well as the Committee responsible with the coordination of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union. In this context, he has graduated several courses on security, economy and good governance, thus strenghtening his profile as a senior member of the Romanian administrative system.
As member of the Social Democratic Party, senator Les has actively promoted the reduction of social inequities by offering a fair chance of development to those economically and socially vulnerable. Beside his official positions, Mr Gabriel Les is involved in several charitable activities, which are also part of his endeavor to rich out to many people as possible and give them the much needed support for achieving their full potential.
Mr Les was born in Satu Mare, and is the father of three children – a 8-year-old girl, and two boys of 4 and 10 years old.