Previously Elias worked at Bridgewater Associates, a global macro hedge fund, as a manager in the research function. He started his career with Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup, holding a number of banking and corporate strategy roles in the UK and the US. He is a Greek national and speaks fluent English, French and conversational Italian. Elias is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School, and an alumnus of the University of Warwick (BSc in Economics and International Studies), the London School of Economics (MSc in European Political Economy), and Harvard Business School (PLD25). He is also a Board member of Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital, and their investors.