Simona Pigulea


Diploma in Strategy and Innovation


United Kingdom





After working in Romania, Czech Republic and UAE, I call London home for the last 4 years. My professional background is in financial industry, leading product strategy and business development. In my last role at Citibank, I led the insurance strategy for EMEA, where I focused on accelerating insurance businesses though diversified channels and strategic partnerships. I am curious in general, and ‘spread’ my time around: art, sailing, boxing, jazz dancing and sports outdoors.

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Posted by: on May 2, 2017

Tearing down walls, building perspective

Returning home on Saturday evening from Module 2 of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, the adrenaline was starting to slow down from the previous days, but I still had the feeling of awe. Words like “intense”, “challenging”, “life changing” that described the week before were still in my head. We arrived as a cohort […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

What Oxford is not about

I have always dreamed of the experience of a long-established, highly recognized university, but I have never believed that I would attend one. And, here I was, honored and lucky to be part of the 2017 Diploma in Strategy and Innovation cohort. I went there without knowing what to expect, but curious and excited about […]

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