Elena Lytkina Botelho

Washington, DC

Elena is a highly sought after advisor for leading CEOs, boards, and investors globally. Elena initiated and co-leads The CEO Genome® Project featured in a cover article of Harvard Business Review and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller book The CEO Next Door. The CEO Genome® Project is an extensive research and client practice supporting CEOs, executives on the path to CEO, and boards managing all stages of CEO succession. This research and insights have been featured in leading CEO forums, on TEDx, UPenn, CNN.com, other major media and conferences.

Elena has been a ghSMART Partner for more than 15 years and is a member of the McKinsey M&A Integration Council.

Career Highlights:

McKinsey & Company, Associate Partner

AIG-Brunswick, Moscow


The Wharton School, MBA

SUNY Binghamton, BS