Director General of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova was born in Moscow. In 1995 she graduated from Maurice Thorez Moscow State Linguistic University. Elena Burmistrova completed the American Business and Practices program at Boston Northeastern University (USA) in 2007 and two years later she received her MBA degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Elena Burmistrova started her career at Glencore International (Switzerland) in 1992, and then worked for various international companies. She joined Gazprom Export in 2003 and held various managing positions with focus on oil, oil products and petrochemicals, LNG and new gas markets. In 2014 Elena Burmistrova became Director General of the company.