Elena Suárez joined the International Relations Department of BusinessEurope in March 2021. Prior to joining BusinessEurope she worked for Cefic as trade policy manager. Before that she worked for over six years as policy officer at the European Commission DG Trade in the unit of market access, industry and energy, as well as in DG Devco, in the unit of sustainable management of natural resources. She also worked for Accenture early in her career. She holds a Master of Science in development management from the London School of Economics and a double Bachelor's degree in law and business management from the Complutense University of Madrid. Elena is Spanish and speaks English and French fluently, and has an intermediate level of German.