Ciprian Ladunca, Managing Director of The Aspen Institute Romania, is leading the excellent Romanian team. Ciprian is an alumnus of the Aspen Seminar for Leaders in 2017. Before joining the Aspen Institute, he was actively involved with the policy programs of the institute.

He is elected Board Member and Treasurer of Amcham Romania, member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washinghton and a member of the European network – Amcham’s in Europe. As Chair of Amcham Capital Markets and Financial Services Committee, Ciprian is directly connected to the financial services sector. He is Board Member of United Way Romania, part of United Way Worldwidw, USA, with objectives to engage more companies and individuals in CSR, philanthropic and volunteering activities. Ciprian facilitated significant social and financial inclusion programs with other like-minded organisations like Junior Achievement, Save the Children and Habitat for Humanity.

Ciprian is Founder & Managing Partner of LCL, an advisory firm focused to add value for clients through strategy review, simplification and business transformation programs, including mergers and acquisitions.

With a +25 years distinguished career in consulting and financial services, Ciprian served in leadership positions in large organisations with +2 million clients, +2 Billion USD assets under management or +1000 employees. He started his career as Senior Consultant in KPMG, acting as interim, outsourced and part-time CFO for KPMG’s clients. He was appointed CFO & DCEO for AIG and Metlife, being in charge with Romanian life insurance companies and private pension funds. Moreover, he was involved in important transformation programs such as spin-offs, mergers, acquisitions and branching. Ciprian served as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee for Tarom – national airline company.

Ciprian, Fellow of the Life Management Institute US Atlanta, LOMA, graduated the Academy of Econmic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. He obtained the Professional Certificate in Management from Open University Business School UK. He is member of Romanian Chartered Accountants Association and of the Independent Directors Association, EcoDa Network.