Elena holds a Master´s degree in International Business from one of the highest ranked business schools in Russia, Graduate School of Management of Saint Petersburg State University. She was majoring in strategic management. Elena’s first diploma is from Ural State University, where she graduated from the faculty in international relations, specializing on regional studies and integration processes. Besides, she also holds a diploma of interpreter in the sphere of professional communication (English language). Elena has a broad multicultural experience, having studied in the USA and Switzerland. She has worked in international companies in the airline business (Lufthansa, Star Alliance, LOT Polish Airlines) and proved to be a successful sales person, as well as business-development specialist.