After a research career (ICEMENERG Bucharest) and a period of intense activity together with the team of specialists who prepared the energy sector restructure, Victor Ionescu took part at the efforts for launching and strengthening the competitive electricity market in Romania and at the establishment of OPCOM as Romanian Power Market Operator.
As CEO of OPCOM he continuously contributes to the modernization of the trading mechanisms that transformed the wholesale electricity market from Romania into a marketplace compliant with the new European legislation and best practices of this area.
He coordinates the development and implementation of the new trading mechanisms, products, services and functionalities made available to market participants, as well as OPCOM’s activity within European initiatives and projects dedicated to final objective of Single Day-Ahead and Intraday market coupling. In the spirit of the permanent approaches for the transparency of the Romanian electricity market, he coordinates the OPCOM actions for the implementation of the REMIT provisions in order to report the offers and transactions from the administered markets and from other platforms.
Permanent supporter of innovation in the energy market, Victor Ionescu contributes to building a strong partnership between OPCOM, as operator of this market, and the world’s leading providers of IT platforms and services that meet the most demanding and complex requirements, when establishing special collaboration relations with banking system and the institutionalization of the partnership with the capital market, by establishing together with the Bucharest Stock Exchange the Central Counterparty in Romania.
He graduated The Faculty of Power Engineering from the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and owns an MBA awarded by Wifi Top Managers, Vienna.
He is Honorary Member of the World Energy Council – Romanian National Committee.