Elena Burmistrova was born in Moscow.
She started her career at Glencore International (Switzerland) in 1992, then worked for various international companies.
In 1995 she graduated from Maurice Thorez Moscow State Linguistic University.
2003 – 2006 Deputy Director of Spetsgaz, Gazprom Export.
In 2007 she completed the American Business and Practices program at Boston Northeastern University (USA).
2006 – 2011 Department Head, Managing Director for Oil, Oil Derivatives and Petrochemicals of Gazprom Export.
In 2009 she received her MBA degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2011 – 2014 Deputy Director General for Petroleum Products, LNG and New Gas Markets of Gazprom Export.
2014 – present, General Director of Gazprom Export.