Elena B.


I am a young professional working in Africa’s private sector development and poverty alleviation with experience in international organizations, NGOs, and private/public consulting. My passion about the continent’s development challenges is backed up by a strong academic background in social sciences and economics, and a commitment to unlock to the region's vast potential. My pluridisciplinar and multicultural experience allows me to see the big picture. Being fluent in 5 languages and having lived, worked and studied in several countries allows me to connect and understand people at a deeper level.


Pro Bono Consultant
Nasco Feeding Minds
April-2019 - Present

⌖ Quantifying needs, establishing an action plan, setting up impact KPIs, align communication with Agenda 2030 

Business; Job Creation; Entrepreneurship Young Expert
European Union; African Union; Youth Cooperation Hub
October-2018 - Present

⌖ Define and implement innovative and scalable pilot projects with 10m€ budget 
⌖ Youth ambassador for the AU-EU Cooperation until 2021 

Sustainability and Impact Measurement Consultant
Fledge “the conscious company accelerator” 
June-2018 - Present

⌖ Implement KPIs to measure the social impact of a portfolio of 7 African leading inclusive businesses 
⌖ Establish strategies to align the businesses and accelerator objectives with the SDGs 
⌖ Manage a partnership with master students of Sciences Po Paris focusing on impact measurement

Market Researcher and Project Manager​
Sagaci Research
May-2017 - May-2018

⌖ Project management of multi-country, multi-stage, qualitative and quantitative market research projects, across  multiple African countries and sectors  
⌖ Project cycle organization from field planning and supervision, through qualitative and quantitative research  materials, data analysis to final presentations 

Cooperation Section Intern
European Union Delegation in Senegal 
January-2015 - July-2015

⌖ Assist the Head of the EU Cooperation Service for Senegal and The Gambia  


International Economic Policy
Sciences Po Paris
September-2015 - May-2017
Social Sciences
Sciences Po Paris
September-2012 - May-2015
Foundation year
Northeastern University
United States
September-2011 - March-2012