With 20 years of experience in the banking system, Mrs. Mirela Iovu joined the Executive Committee of the CEC Bank as Vice President in December 2008, advancing to this position from director of Legal and Compliance Department of the Bank, position which she was holding from August 2007 when she joined CEC Bank, the only state owned bank from Romania, established in 1864 .
Before joining CEC Bank, Mrs. Iovu worked between May 1997- August 2007 at many private commercial banks, in various positions from legal counsel and secretary general, deputy legal director, loans workouts and arrears director to legal and internal control director.
She was conferred a Bachelor degree in legal sciences from Law School "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Diploma from City University of Seattle, USA, consequently , she obtained a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from International Compliance Association (ICA) in cooperation with The University of Manchester-Manchester Business School. Currently she is enrolled as PhD student of Doctoral School of Law of the Bucharest University.
Mrs. Iovu has followed several courses and internships at the national and international levels, in areas such as mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution, compliance, management, capital markets and turnaround management. Mrs. Iovu is also an active member of the Romanian Banking Association and, as of May 2007, she represents the banking community as a permanent member in the Legal Support Group of the European Payment Council (EPC) on the Single European Payment Area (SEPA). Also, she was awarded with several awards and diplomas as outstanding professional and she was included in many tops of influent female professionals from financial and banking or legal industry