10. Severina Pascu – CEO of UPC Romania
Severina Pascu is a Romanian manager. She has been managing director of UPC Switzerland since September 2018.
Pascu studied from 1987 to 1991 pedagogy in Vâlcea and then from 1991 to 1996 economics at the Academy of Economics Bucharest. After graduating, she worked in leading international companies, including KPMG and Metromedia Telecommunications in London. In 2008, she joined the Romanian UPC as Chief Financial Officer and in 2010 became Managing Director. Between 2015 and the end of 2017, Pascu served as Managing Director for UPC’s national companies in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Luxembourg.
In December 2017, she joined the management of UPC as Chief Operation Officer Central Europe. Since 1 September 2018 Pascu is CEO of UPC Switzerland. She is the first woman to head a large Swiss telecommunications company.
09. Carmen Iohannis – wife of President Klaus Iohannis
Carmen Iohannis (also spelled Carmen Johannis; née Carmen Georgeta Lăzurcă) (born 2 November 1960) is the wife of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.She is an English teacher at the Gheorghe Lazăr National College in Sibiu and married Klaus Iohannis in 1989.
They have no children. Carmen met her husband when they were both students at the Babeș-Bolyai University. Immediately after graduation, the two were assigned as teachers to Agnita and Sibiu. She was the reason Iohannis chose to stay in Romania when the rest of his family emigrated to Germany in the early 1990s. She is an ethnic Romanian, while her husband is a Transylvanian Saxon.
Carmen Iohannis is the descendant of a Romanian Greek-Catholic family from Sântu, a village near Reghin, Mureș County. During the prohibition of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church by the communist authorities, Carmen attended surreptitious services officiated by Archpriest Pompeiu Onofreiu at his home in Șelarilor Street, services which were also attended by Klaus Iohannis.