Elli Siapkidou is the Financial System Research Lead. She works on developing the financial system methodology and benchmark and is responsible for the research and evaluation and ranking of companies. She is passionate about robust research methodologies, thorough analysis, writing, editing and people management. She has 18 years of experience in research, project management and evaluation. She was previously the Gender Research Lead at WBA, working on gender equality in the workplace. Her recent experience includes Director of Research at Equileap (leading gender data provider), the Head of Intelligence at inspitatia (ranking global markets on investment in infrastructure) and teaching in academia. She holds an MA in Economics and Management (University of Oxford), an MPhil in European Politics and Economics (University of Oxford) and a PhD in European Politics (University of Athens).