A Romanian-born American-raised professional with more than 10 years of global experience in financial services, management consulting and education, Ionut is the CEO and co-founder of Teach for Romania. He was previously a Senior Associate for McKinsey and Company and an Investment Analyst for the Health and Education Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he developed innovative student loan and school financing facilities in partnership with local banks in Mexico, Egypt, Ghana and Kenya. Prior to that, Ionut worked in investment banking for Lehman Brothers in New York. Ionut also founded StreetWise Partners DC, a mentorship program pairing young professionals with low income job-seekers. Ionut has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Columbia University.