Ionel is responsible for Education and the OBA Self-Regulation Programme, working closely with national IABs, SROs and local ecosystems. Ionel has a strong training and teaching experience combined with technical expertise. Before joining IAB Europe, he managed a company that developed and maintained AdServers and AdExchanges with OBA in Southeastern Europe. Previously, Ionel worked in the online industry, managing a company developing web applications and sites. Ionel also has a strong academic background and teaches management with key focus on IT and project management at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He holds a PhD, studying at HEC Montréal and at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.