Ionut is Head of External Communication in Banca Comerciala Romana, Romania’s largest lender by assets and clients. In his position, Ionut is responsible for the external communication strategy of BCR, while overseeing the Media and Public Relations of the bank as well as its reputation management. Previously, Ionut was a press officer with Vienna based Erste Group, a leading financial player in Central and Eastern Europe. Before that, Ionut was a strategic planner and account manager in PR and Public Affairs Company Synergy Communicatios, a communication advisor to several high profile domestic and international institutions, companies and investors. Ionut is a graduate of Political Sciences with a specialization is Sociology. He is fluent in English and Italian and an intermediate in French and German. Owing to his academic formation, Ionut is a passionate of anthropology, social psychology and social development. Else he likes to travel off the beaten track (most recently to Morocco), has a keen interest in architecture and is a passionate cook, especially Mediterranean and fusion cuisine.