Elena Amirkhanova is a Partner and Account Director leading ERM Banking/International Financial Institutions services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has over 15 years of experience in implementing environmental and social standards to ensure compliance with international lenders’ requirements and make projects fit for finance. Elena has been working with international financial institutions, borrowers and other stakeholders helping them understand and manage sustainability risks in extractive sector. Her particular areas of expertise include social accountability, stakeholder engagement and social management system development. Elena has worked with a range of financial and mining sector clients across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Prior to joining ERM Elena worked for gold mining company managing environmental and social aspects at four mining projects at different stages of their development and understands very well sustainability risks across mining life cycle. Elena holds a Master’s degree in Geography and Executive MBA from Warwick Business School.
The mine investors want to see: sustainability considerations