Most recently, Elena was a VP at Blackstone, focused on integrating ESG and sustainable investing across the firm. Prior to Blackstone, she worked at Lion’s Head Global Partners, a boutique emerging markets investment bank focused on innovative finance. At LHGP, she led product development and fundraising of Otundi Ventures, a Pan-African, tech-enabled VC Fund focused on underrepresented founders, and structured a $50 million financing facility for social enterprises, incorporating concessionary finance into a blended fund to syndicate commercial co-investments. Before her graduate studies, Elena was an Analyst at AMC and a member of the Legal team at the Carlyle Group.

Elena holds a dual-MPA in International Finance & Development Economics from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Political Economy and French from Smith College.

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