Senior Change Manager, Fellowship
Elena leads Ashoka’s Fellowship program, dedicated to supporting and leveraging the power of a 3200 leading social entrepreneurs network to build and Everyone a Changemaker world. Elena joins this global role in 2013 after almost 4 years in Ashoka Spain leading a number of programs including the Venture Program that identifies and selects Ashoka Fellows. Elena first joined Ashoka after 5 years at McKinsey and United Nations Development Programme. At UNDP Colombia, Elena was in charge of the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit, working with civil society organizations, local communities, indigenous people and local, regional and national governments. She travelled extensively, meeting true social entrepreneurs working for their communities. At McKinsey she engaged in banking, telecommunications and non-profit sector related projects. Elena holds an MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, a Masters on International Cooperation and BSc in Environmental Science.