Ioana Banea is currently a Strategy Expert in OMV Petrom’s Strategy & Investor Relations Department, a job which she finds both challenging and rewarding, particularly because it gives her the opportunity to learn new things every day. In her day-to-day activity, she is involved in various projects ranging from detailed and specific industry analyses to designing and implementing leadership development workshops for senior management. Before joining Petrom, Ioana worked as a consultant for Synygy Inc. while also obtaining her MA degree in Management of International Projects at the Academy of Economic Studies. Ioana has completed both a BA in Business Administration at the Academy of Economic Studies, as well as one in International Relations and European Studies at the University of Bucharest. During university, she participated in a number of international youth conferences and UN simulations, which has allowed her to experience the power of debate and networking among young people. She is passionate about m usic, reading and travelling.