Elena A. Panfilova is from Russia. She is an inspiring activist and established researcher in charge of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy. Since 2014, Elena is the Chairperson of TI Russia, which she founded in 1999.
Elena was elected to TI International Board of Directors for the first time in 2011 and served as a vice-Chair of the Board from 2014 to the spring of 2017. Until 2014 Elena also served as TI Russia Executive Director. She is an activist with broad consulting and academic experience. Elena has held various positions at the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition and for a number of years served as a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government.
In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy, which she founded in 2008. Since 2007, she is teaching anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.