Ioana Surpateanu is co-heading European government affairs in Citi’s government affairs team for EMEA. She is in charge of designing and implementing the team’s strategy on innovation and leads EU-level policy and regulatory engagement on technology, with a focus on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) /digital assets and artificial intelligence. She holds leadership roles in the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union. Ioana joined Citi in 2017, from the European Parliament where she was a senior political adviser responsible for the Working Group on Budget and Structural Policies in the Cabinet of the vice-chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group. She was in charge of parliamentary work related to the EU budget, digital agenda, and research & innovation. Before joining the European Parliament, she worked as a communication specialist for the political and economic departments of the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest. She appears on the Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018 and 2019.