Iwona Mertin is an economist with an interest in innovative financing.
She has always been passionate about animal welfare, volunteering and working with animal shelters and charities. With her love for cats and facts, she was attracted to the position of a Trustee at International Cat Care. Iwona is currently working as an Outreach Manager for Financial Institutions and Companion Animals Programme Leader at Eurogroup for Animals, the animal advocacy organisation at the EU level. In the past Iwona worked at EUROCHAMBRES as a Head of Finance and Economy focusing on finance and taxation. Prior to joining EUROCHAMBRES, Iwona cooperated with the Bureau of European Policy Advisors of the European Commission and with the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. She holds an MSc with distinction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the Queen’s University of Belfast, an MA in EU Business and Economics from the College of Europe, an MSc in Political Studies from the Aalborg University and a master’s degree in Economics and EU Affairs from the University of Economics in Poznan. Polish, based in Brussels, Belgium, she enjoys family time, cycling and horses.