Elana studied Economics and Business Administration in Naples before moving to Rome where she achieved a Masters in Banking and Finance at Luiss University. Following her studies, she then moved to Milan where she undertook an internship at E&Y as a member of the Transaction Advisory Services team. Following a successful internship at E&Y Elena moved to London where she started her career with Pepper Group working with non-performing loans. Elena then joined OneSavings Bank where she started managing a portfolio of development loans as Loan administrator. After 2 years she joined BLG Development finance where she was a Portfolio Manager and overlooked the loans from completion to redemptions.