Elena joined UKGI in October 2020. Prior to that, she had a twenty five year career in investment banking at Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Ondra Partners advising companies across Europe on financial strategy, capital raising and capital allocation. Also through providing advice to senior management and boards she developed corporate governance expertise and became a non executive director on public company boards. In addition to her role at UKGI, she presently is a Non Executive Director at illimity Bank, a digital only SME focused bank headquartered in Milan, Italy. She holds a degree in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan.