UniCredit Bank has new CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors in Romania

Mihaela Lupu, currently Chief Financial Officer for Central and Eastern Europe of UniCredit, will become the  CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UniCredit Bank in Romania as of 16th of October 2023. Her appointment is approved by the National Bank of Romania.

With a distinguished 25-year career in UniCredit, Mihaela Lupu started her professional journey in the Group in August 1998, in HVB Bank Romania S.A., in the position of Financial Analyst, becoming Coordinator of the Controlling Department in 2004. In 2007, Mihaela was promoted to the position of Head of Controlling Department in UniCredit Țiriac Bank, and in 2010 she was promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Control. The experience gained in these management positions and her leadership qualities recommended her for appointment as CFO of UniCredit Bank in 2013. Since 2017, Mihaela Lupu has taken on a new challenge within the Group, successively assuming the position of Head of Group Planning, Capital Management & Strategic ALM and, from 2021 until now, the role of CFO Central and Eastern Europe (CE&EE).

Among the responsibilities she has successfully taken during her career so far are also her participation in the due diligence team for the merger with Banca Comerciala Ion Țiriac, followed by the merger between UniCredit and HVB Țiriac, as well as being part of the team that coordinated the acquisition of the retail and corporate portfolios from RBS.

Mihaela Lupu holds a degree in economics from the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Teodora Petkova, Head of Central and Eastern Europe of UniCredit, commented:Mihaela’s appointment as the CEO of UniCredit Bank in Romania reflects her remarkable qualifications and contributions within our organization. Her data driven approach to decision making, her strategic thinking, strong risk management capabilities combined with sound business acumen positions her to drive the growth and stability of the bank and empower the development and continued success of our clients and our colleagues in Romania.”

“It is an honour and a joy to return to UniCredit Bank in Romania, to be together with the team I was part of and with which I grew up for so many years during my professional life. At the same time, I feel a great responsibility. Together with the colleagues of UniCredit, I will continue the Bank’s commitment to be a partner of the communities in which we operate, a deeply involved player in the Romanian economy and one of the Group’s growth engines. Our mission is and will always be to be better, to offer products and services tailored to the needs of our customers and to be the bank for the future of Europe and Romania,”  said Mihaela Lupu.

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