Elena Cognasso has a diploma in Interpreting and Translating in English, French and German at the European Institute University of Turin (Italy), with a major in Company Organization & Administration.

She has different international certificates in quality, safety and environmental systems, TQM, quality and excellence, ethical management (Italy, Germany, and France) and a certification as IRCA Lead Auditor ISO 9001:94 and ISO 9001: 2000 (Milan, Italy), as well as a licence in the Bilan Carbon® method (greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions assessment).

She holds a Master Degree in "Business Management for Executives (1st and 2nd module), from St. Gallen University, Switzerland and in 2008 she obtained the HEC certificate « Strategic Management & Finance» HEC (Paris, France).
Moreover she is fluent in most key European languages (English, French, German and Italian).

Former International Vice-Director at DEKRA Certifications Germany, former General Director France and Belgium at DEKRA Certifications France, former General Secretary at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France, and General Manager for a automotive Group of SMEs in Turin, Italy, operating for Ferrari and FIAT.

  • She is specialised in the fields of quality management, security and environment according to ISO regulations. She has a real passion for challenges and is a strong believer in positive motivation and ethical values within her team.
  • She has strong organisational and communication skills and a track record in improving customer confidence by delivering first-class service in the industry and services fields in both national and international markets, especially Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and India.
  • She is dynamic, pragmatic and consequent in her approach to the customer and partners on a regional and international basis.