Iurie Leancă (n. 20 octombrie 1963, orașul Cimișlia, raionul Cimișlia) este un diplomat și politician moldovean, absolvent al Institutului de stat de relații internaționale din Moscova, actualul prim-ministru al Republicii Moldova.
Și-a început cariera în serviciul diplomatic sovietic, iar în perioada mai-octombrie 1989 a fost la post la ambasada Uniunii Sovietice din București, România, în calitate de secretar II. Începând cu 1991, a fost încadrat în ministerul de externe al Republicii Moldova. A fost viceministru de externe în perioada 1998 - 2001. În perioada 2007 – 2009 a fost vicepreședintele companiei petroliere moldovenești Ascom Group. Din 2009 a fost prim-viceprim-ministru și ministru al afacerilor externe și integrării europene al Republicii Moldova.
La 23 aprilie 2013 a fost numit prim-ministru interimar al Republicii Moldova prin decretul Președintelui Nicolae Timofti.
Din 25 aprilie 2013 Iurie Leancă ocupă postul de premier interimar. A fost propus de PLDM pentru un mandat întreg de șef al executivului, iar la 15 mai 2013 a fost desemnat prim-ministru.
Este căsătorit și are doi fii. Vorbește limbile: română (maternă), rusă, engleză, franceză, maghiară și bulgară.
Iurie Leancă (born October 20, 1963) is a Moldovan politician. He was the Foreign and European Integration Minister in the First and in the Second Filat Cabinet and is currently serving as Prime Minister.
Between May and October 1989, he served as second secretary at the Soviet embassy in Bucharest, Romania, first secretary in the political department of the foreign ministry of the Soviet Moldavia (1989-1990), and counselor of Moldova's Ministry of Foreign Affairs specializing in European affairs (1990-1993).
Between 1993 and 1997, he was the Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Washington, D.C. Then, he was a deputy Foreign Affairs Minister (1998-1999) and the first deputy Foreign Affairs Minister (1999-2002), in the Alliance for Democracy and Reforms cabinets and in Vasile Tarlev Cabinet (1). Also, he was the acting Foreign Minister of Moldova (27 Jul 2001 - 4 Sep 2001).
He worked as the Ascom Group deputy CEO (2001-2005, 2007-2009). Also he was a Senior Adviser to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe High Commissioner on National Minorities (2005-2007). He has been a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) since January 2009. He was elected as MP in April 2009 election and July 2009 election. Amb.
Iurie Leancă was the vice-president of The Foreign Policy Association of Moldova (2005-2009).
He was appointed Acting Prime Minister on 25 April 2013, following Filat's dismissal by the Constitutional Court three days before. In May 2013, Leancă was sustained by the PLDM for a full Prime Minister term, although he refused the offer until he change his mind. On 15 May, he was designated Prime Minister by the President Nicolae Timofti. A day after, he dismissed the director of Moldsilva, Ion Lupu from his function in the state-owned company. He was in impossibility to form the new government until 29 May 2013, when the Coalition for a Pro-European Government, alliance between PLDM, PD and liberal reformers, was formed. His government was officially sworn in on 30 May, after he received the vote of confidence from the Parliament, with 58 votes "for".