Environmental Affairs, Return Streams Governance Office Global Lead
Elena was born and raised in Greece. She moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1988 and in the course of the next decade studied Computer Programming, Marketing and Project Management. She is currently studying Cybersecurity.
Elena has worked in the IT industry since 1999 in Marketing, IT Program Management, Regulatory Affairs and Environment/Sustainability. She has worked at Dell Technologies since 2008 in Environmental Affairs group in Global Product Regulatory Compliance Engineering. She is currently the Global Lead for Dell’s Return Streams Governance Office, an organization that monitors Electronics Disposition Partners’ alignment to Dell’s Global Environmental Policies. In her role Elena collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in a variety of functions such as Sales, Business Unit leaders, Sustainability, Procurement, Legal, Compliance & Risk Managers, Marketing, NGOs, Recyclers, Regulators, to solve complex business issues.
Elena is also an IEEE and NSF working group member for EPEAT and has participated in the creation of End of Life Standards for Computers, Displays and Servers. She has represented Dell on several industry and provincial recycling boards across the country for over 10 years. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Electronic Products Recycling Association.
Elena is 20-year remote employee and available to mentor in the areas of Program Management, Remote Work, Influencing without Authority, Career Planning, Public Speaking, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs.