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Ioana Surpateanu / Co-Head of European Government Affairs- Innovation Strategy and Advocacy

Ioana Surpateanu is Co-Head for European Government Affairs in Citi’s government affairs team for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is in charge of the Strategy on Innovation and leads EU-level policy and regulatory engagement on FinTech, data economy, data privacy and digital trade. She is also Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Outreach Taskforce within the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

Ioana joined Citi in 2017, from the European Parliament.

Prior to joining Citi, she was Senior Political Adviser responsible for the Working Group on Budget and Structural Policies in the Cabinet of the Vice-Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament. She was in charge of coordinating the legislative and parliamentary work of over five Parliamentary Committees as well as liaising with EU Institutions and media on issues related to the EU budget and Investment, Digital Agenda and Economy, Research & Innovation and EU Structural and Cohesion policies.

Ioana was formerly in charge of the EPP’s European Neighbourhood policy (Eastern Europe and South Caucasus) and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.

Before joining the European Parliament, she was a Communications specialist in the political department of the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest. Her professional portfolio includes collaborations with various companies from Europe and the Middle East.

Ioana received two Master’s degrees from the University of Bucharest and the University of Tel Aviv and a BA in Political Science and History.

She speaks five languages (RO, EN, FR, ES, HE).


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