Eleena is responsible for leading the Vancouver Economic Commission to deliver its mission to build a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient economy for Vancouver, in collaboration with all levels of government, academia, non-profits, and the business community. Eleena’s focus is to continue to build a high-performing team that delivers targeted strategic programs and initiatives that support Vancouver’s transformation to the economy of the future, whilst deepening relationships with strategic partners and funders.
Eleena has over 20 years of experience as a strategic business advisor and team leader, having worked in both the public and private sectors in Canada and across the UK. Eleena has provided professional business advisory services including strategic business reviews, large-scale infrastructure investment programs and strategic performance improvement initiatives to various levels of governments and private sector organisations. More recently, Eleena has worked in the City of Vancouver’s Business Planning and Project Support team delivering strategic business advisory services to cross-departmental projects, and managing prioritised strategic business relationships on behalf of the city.