Vice-Chair, Transparency International Elena A. Panfilova is the chair of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She served as its Executive Director until July 2014, when she became the Chapter’s Chair. She has been an academic, consultant and activist, held positions in the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition, and became a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government. In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy (which she founded in 2008), working to promote transparency and civil society. Since 2007, she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Panfilova was elected to the TI Board in 2011, and elected vice-chair in 2014.