Elena Okorochenko is managing director and head of Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) at S&P Global Ratings. Based in Singapore, Elena is responsible for developing strategy, driving business growth and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders across Asia-Pacific. Elena is a board member of the Taiwan Ratings Corporation, TRIS Rating and three legal entities of S&P Global in Asia. Elena chairs the Asia-Pacific Ratings Executive Committee (ExCo), and is a member of the Global Developing Markets ExCo. She represents S&P Global as a spokesperson at international conferences on the topics of credit ratings, emerging market economies and development of Asia's capital markets. Before moving to Singapore in 2004, Elena was based in London, where she headed Central and East European Public Finance Ratings. Elena started her career in risk management at Credit Suisse First Boston in Moscow. Elena holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Moscow State University and a master's degree in economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.