Violeta Ciurel

Violeta is a senior and multinational executive with more than 25 years of experience as a top executive in the insurance industry in different countries across Europe and other geographies within ING Group and AXA Group. She had top executive roles of different entities across Europe (CEO) as well as executive roles at regional and global level.

She is a graduate of International business (ASE) in Romania and has a Ph.D in Economics. She followed executive programs at Harvard Business School, post graduate training in Reading University and Durham Business School in the UK. She got LIMRA Leadership International Fellowship in 2001 (US). She has an extensive teaching experience at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest where she got the full professorship in 2009.

She has been recognized as an influencer in the insurance industry and in business overall in Romania - top 50 most influential Women Forbes Romania (2012 and 2013), top 100 most powerful women in business (2012), among others. A special award was offered by the Romanian Insurance Supervision Authority for the contribution for the development of the insurance industry in Romania.

Violeta collaborated with universities and research institutes from Vienna, Athens, Albuquerque, Reading, Tilburg, Atlanta. She had over 25 presentations in international fora and conferences in Romania, UK, The Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, South Korea, India, US and others,  on macro economics, business, insurance and pensions, pension reforms, regulatory and compliance, customer research. Now she collaborates with ASEBUSS. She is author/co-author of more than 10 business and insurance books and published about 300 articles in business and specialised insurance publications in Romania, Austria, Greece, The Netherlands, South Korea, UK, United States of America.