Ștefan Radu Oprea holds the position of Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship. His professional activity started in the private sector as an administrator and then manager of some companies in the field of construction, international transport or import. He also worked as a consultant in the field of European projects. In 2012 he was elected to the Romanian Senate, and in 2016 he was re-elected. Within this chamber, he was the chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Strategy, vice-president of the Economic Commission for Industry and Services and a member of the Committee on European Affairs.