Florin Ilie

Florin Ilie

Director, Co-Head of Financial Markets, ING Romania

Florin Ilie is Director, Co-Head of Financial Markets / Sales for ING Bank Romania.

He joined ING in 2004 and held the positions of Director for Business Strategy, Retail Banking CFO, and Head of Equity Markets. Prior to that, Florin held various positions in banking, consulting and diplomacy. He was ranked as a top 3 Central and Eastern Europe financials analyst in the June 2012 Extel voting by international institutional investors organized by Thomson-Reuters.

As a diplomat, Florin participated in the coordination of the EU accession negotiations, the drafting of the first National Mid-Term Economic Strategy and was Romania’s Eurodiplomat before the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council in 2002.

He has a particular passion for education and has held teaching assignments in economics, finance, strategy and leadership at Harvard University, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, the Maastricht School of Management and the Entrepreneurship Academy.

Florin also published several research papers and case studies, and co-authored textbooks on public policy and economics, in addition to technically contributing to the set-up of an improved system for EU funds absorption for private companies and large projects in Romania.

He is a founding member of the Harvard Club of Romania and Moldova and of the Aspen Institute Romania.

Florin earned a two-year Master in Public Administration specializing in Financial Markets & Analysis from Harvard University, a Master in European Politics & Policy with Distinction from the University of Manchester, an Advanced Degree and a BA in Economics from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, and holds a PhD in Economics from the same university. He also took courses at the University of Alcala and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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