Ilona has been working in executive search business since 2008. Prior to that, she worked at various research and academic positions at the University of Latvia. She was a project leader in several international research projects participated by Uppsala University, University of Turku, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Tbilisi State University, Pskov State University, etc. Besides, she participated in the quality assessment of Stockholm School of Economics in St.Petersbourg.
In Amrop Ilona has been leading executive search assignments in a range of sectors, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, IT & Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and other industries. Many of these assignments has been regional searches, covering all three Baltic markets. She also has been leading management audit assignments in the Baltics.
Ilona has defended the Ph.D. thesis at the University of Latvia and has MBA from the Rostock University in Germany.