Baconschi was born on Feb. 14, 1963, he is a graduate of the Bucharest University’s Theological Institute, 1986, he took a Master’s Degree at the Sorbonne University of Paris (1991). He also attended the post-doctoral Fellowship studies of the New Europe College of Bucharest (1996).
Baconschi was a general director (2001) and the state secretary for Global Affairs (2005 – September 2006) at the Romanian Foreign Ministry and a presidential advisor over October 2006 – August 2007.
He was Romania’s Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican – 1997-2001) and also accredited to the Republic of San Marino and to Malta (1999-2001). Afterwards, he was Romania’s Ambassador to Portugal (2002-2004) and to France, Monaco and Andorra, since 2006. He speaks French, Italian, English, Portuguese and ancient Greek.