Managing Director Elena Balaska was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After receiving her BA in International Affairs, Elena flew to Cardiff, UK to complete a MA in International Public Relations. Having worked across the fashion, arts and entertainment industries in Greece, United Kingdom and Canada for a decade, Elena brings a solid marketing and management skill set to her role at dpai. When not in the office, Elena contributes her international fashion experience to help promote Hamilton’s growing fashion industry by organizing events and fashion shows.
Elena is also a member of the Arts Advisory Commission with the City of Hamilton, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee of the Hamilton – Halton Home Builders Association.