Mugurel Florea is a young professional with experience in IT business services expansion in emerging markets (Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East). Over the past 4 years he has held roles in the IBM offices in Vienna and Dubai. After the creation of the global IBM Growth Market Unit in 2009, he became part of the Geo-Expansion team in the maintenance division in Middle East. Beginning with 2003 he was active as a volunteer in AIESEC, working on youth development projects in Romania, Germany and Austria. He attended, as trainer or facilitator, 30 youth development conferences in Europe. He is a Romanian citizen and graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Romania, majoring in Accounting.