Alina Blaj was born in Romania and studied bank finance at Babes Bolyai University at Cluj Napoca in Romania. In 2010 she received a Masters Degree in Management from Lyon 2 University. After working as a financial manager in Lyon for one year, volunteered for V.I.E (Volontariat International en Entreprise) for the French Economic Mission in Bucarest. She is Chartered Certified Accountant. She joined the iPRI team in March 2012 and is now Director of Administration and Finance.