Elena Vitale is co-founder and director of AME Ventures, a Milan-based investment holding focusing on growth companies in diverse sectors. She has recently started a small social venture division (A.M.E Social Ventures).
Elena begun her career as a management consultant with Booz Allen and Hamilton in Italy, and later worked as a start-up manager for a venture capital fund and several new ventures. She recently founded WEARESSENTIAL and YOGAESSENTIAL, an innovative multiwear Italian apparel on-line company.
She is an active giury member of the Italian Global Social Venture Competition and of the Intesa San Paolo Start-Up Initiative, and collaborates with Altis (Alta Scuola Impresa e Società in Milan) on social entrepreneurship formation and training.
Elena holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia Univerisity in New York, executive certification in Corporate Social Responsibility from Altis – Università Cattolica in Milan, and is also a certified yoga teacher with over 6 years of practice in Ashtanga, Hata and Vinyasa Yoga and over 500 hours of teacher training.