Elena A. Panfilova is the Director of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She has worked as a researcher and project manager for the Institute of Independent Social Studies, the Institute for Economy in Transition and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Since 2012 she is a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on the Open Government. Since 2007 she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), where she also established the Laboratory for Anti-corruption Policy in 2009. She is currently the Laboratory’s Deputy Head. Panfilova was elected to the TI Board in 2011.