Elena Landau serves as Director at Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA. At the BNDES, she was director, responsible for the National Privatization Program, and special adviser to the Presidency. She also served as deputy chief of the Department of Economic Affairs of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), coordinator of the Regulatory Legal Committee and legal director of the Brazilian Association of Electric Energy Companies (ABCE), vice-chair of the OAB-RJ and managing director of the Bear Stearns Investment Bank in Brazil. She is a Sergio Bermudes Law Firm member and is the President and CEO of Elandau Consultoria Econômica Ltda. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Cemig, AES Sul, AES Eletropaulo and Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, as well as the Advisory Board of Abengoa do Brasil and Comgás. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Eletrobras.
Elena holds an M.A in Economics from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro and a degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Corporate Law and Capital Markets from Fundacao Getulio Vargas. She also participated in a Ph.D. Program in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).