Elena Persia has been working with MI in Italy since 2015. As an attorney, she advises MI’s clients on corporate governance in relation to their international expansion. She also helps with business development and facilitates communication between Italian clients and MI’s staff located at the company’s headquarters in Charlotte.

Before joining MI, Elena's most recent position was with the insurance company “Gruppo Le Assicurazioni di Roma” where she worked for more than 10 years. During that time, she progressed to General Counsel, and assumed the function of Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing Corporate Affairs, General Affairs, Organization, and Human Resources. As General Counsel Elena was charged with both ensuring compliance with regulations and monitoring for corporate misconduct. In addition, she was Member of the Procurement Committee, and of the Supervisory Board for Corporate Offenses, while also serving as Secretary at Board Meetings.

Before working in the insurance business, Elena was the Chair of a building cooperative and worked as an attorney at a prestigious law firm in Rome, where she focused on civil law. Elena received her law degree from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. She passed her bar examination on the first try at the District Court of Appeals in Rome.