Ionut Stanimir, Director of Marketing & Communication in Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), a leading financial group in Romania. Previously in charge with Corporate Communication at Erste Group in Vienna, Austria. Before, a communication consultant and strategic planner with a PR & PA consultancy in Bucharest, Romania. Expertise ranges across strategic brand management and communication, public affairs, transformation management and corporate social responsibility. Co-founder of BCR InnovX, a top technology start-up acceleration program in Romania. Initiator of Romania Tech Nation – a tri-partite (public-private-academia) initiative to stimulate country transformation by employing technology as a priority for education, entrepreneurship and policy making. Co-founder of the BCR Money School and BCR Business School, the leading financial education program in Romania.Fellow of the Aspen Institute Young Leaders Program. Featured as a contributor in Romania’s New Wave, Digital Romania and Transatlantic Romania collaborative volumes by Club Romania Think Tank. Graduate of Political Sciences and Sociology from The National School for Political and Administrative Studies. Fellow of the Erasmus Program in Communication at Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Italy.