He is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics, Bucharest University and has a Ph.D. degree in Hydraulics and Environmental Protection from the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest and Institute of Mechanics of Fluids in Toulouse, France.
Cicerone has over 40 years of experience in the field of environmental protection as an expert, consultant, trainer, manager, team builder, and specialist in projects implemented in Romania, France and Hungary.
He was Director of the Environmental Consulting Department of KPMG Romania and worked as a senior researcher at the Research and Development Institute for Environmental Engineering (ICIM) in Bucharest.
He has extensive experience in raising public awareness and in the relation with the media on environment-related issues. He has written a series of EMS related articles published in a permanent column in one of the most famous Romanian economic weekly “Adevarul Economic” and has given interviews in the mass media.
Cicerone was an expert of the European Commission for environmental project appraisals within the program” LIFE Environment/Products (Eco-labelling)” in 2002, 2014 and 2015 and evaluated more than 100 international environmental projects submitted to the Products/Eco-labelling Panel of DG Environment with a view to obtaining international funding.
Cicerone is the author of the first Romanian specialised book on EMS implementation: How to Build and Implement an Environmental Management SystemEconomic Printing House, Bucharest, 2000 and Environmental Management. ISO 14001:2004 – The Way to Excellence, Economic Printing House, Bucharest, 2005. He is the co-author of methodological guidelines for the development of environmental impact assessment and has written more than 30 specialised articles published in Romanian and foreign magazines
He is an associate professor of the Faculty of Geography of Bucharest University.