Elena Fenili was born in Lucca in 1979. Currently she is responsible for the Political Studies section of Institutional & International Affairs by UniCredit Group. Previously she worked at the United Nations' Italian Representation office in New York, where she participated in negotiations on humanitarian issues and African conflicts at the 58th session of the General Assembly. In 2002 she worked at the General Management office for economic and financial cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, handling public support of internationalization of Italian companies. She is vice-president of the RENA project (National Excellence Network).