As Head of ESG function, Dr. Elena Primikiri is responsible for enhancing the sustainability components and ESG initiatives of VFS Global – from strategy formulation and implementation to operational control.
A Greek national, Elena has done her PhD. in Environmental Technology, University of Michigan, where she also received her Master of Science degree, and a Master’s in Design Studies in Environmental Design, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.
Elena brings with her a rich experience of 19 years in the consulting, academia and banking sector. In her recent role as a Senior Consultant of Sustainability in Sustainability Excellence, she worked on delivering sustainable strategies and action plans for clients in the GCC region. Prior to that, she was in ECHMES, a consulting firm in Greece, where she was Executive, Senior Business Consultant on Sustainability developing and implementing strategic operations and business development strategies for her clients on sustainability and ESG reporting. Her significant experience stems also from her ten years as a Director of Sustainable Banking at one of Greece’s leading banks, Piraeus Bank, where she helped built the bank’s sustainability strategy, action plan, and sustainable products and services.