Ileana Botez MBA
President, PWN Romania

Ileana is one of the pioneers of the Romanian capital market, having an experience in this field for over 28 years. Since 1995 she works at the Bucharest Stock Exchange and has a rich experience in the corporate field. From the general secretary of the company, director for listing & brokerage companies’ activities on the market, the company's shareholders to the marketing, communication, and international relations areas of activities and corporate governance, Ileana currently coordinates the activity of admission to trading, as well as the financial education program "Fluent in Finance". 

She is an economist, specialized in Finance, a legal adviser with an extended experience in capital markets and a trainer certified by the national authority. She is very closed to the academic environment as a member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Finance, Banking, Insurance and Stock Exchanges at the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Since 2020 she is a doctoral student with a topic in the field of corporate governance.

Since 2016 she is actively involved in associations as a volunteer, as Interim President of Professional Women's Network Romania since August 2021 after 5 years as Vice President of Women on Boards, as Vice President of the Romanian Association of Independent Administrators, member of the Association of Financial-Banking Analysts Romania and the Association of Legal Advisers in the Financial-Banking System. Ileana is a mentor within PWN Romania and the Association for Values in Education. In the period 2016-2017 she organized the first pilot program within PWN Romania, the Women on Boards Academy, “How to become a successful member of the Board of Directors” and between 2019-2021 the program “Skills Laboratory for a member of the Board of Directors” administration - An accelerated presentation ”.