OECD Environment Directorate
Elia is part of the Green Finance and Investment Team in the OECD’s Environment Directorate. Her expertise is in sustainable and transition finance, and specifically in taxonomies and budget tagging. Prior to joining the OECD, Elia worked for several years at the European Commission, where she was responsible for coordinating all green aspects of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the EU’s flagship pandemic recovery fund, worth over 700bn €. Before the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, she was project team leader for sustainable finance in the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) and was, amongst other things, in charge of the development and implementation of the Commission’s sustainable finance action plan and the negotiations on the Taxonomy Regulation with the European Parliament and European Council. Before joining the European Commission, she was based in London where she worked as a strategy consultant for several years.