Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Ellen joined Vardags in December 2017 as a Client Relations Associate. Ellen has varied work experience including time as a legal secretary, telephone fundraiser and au-pair. She also undertook two internships in Moscow, one at Clifford Chance LLP as a legal translator and another at a Russian marketing agency. Prior to joining Vardags, Ellen worked as a strategy consultant for a London-based design company, as their Russia Head of Operations.

Ellen Griffin, Client Relations Associate

Precis: Ellen joined Vardags in December 2017 as a Client Relations Associate. Ellen has varied work experience including time as a legal secretary, telephone fundraiser and au-pair. She also undertook two internships in Moscow, one at Clifford Chance LLP as a legal translator and another at a Russian marketing agency. Prior to joining Vardags, Ellen worked as a strategy consultant for a London-based design company, as their Russia Head of Operations.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Education: Ellen read Modern Languages at the University of Exeter while, alongside, taking several International Relations modules and a beginners Arabic course. Ellen lived in Russia for a year as a part of her degree programme, living in Siberia over the winter for six months and working and studying in Moscow. She graduated in July 2017.

Languages: Ellen speaks Russian and German with full working proficiency and basic Arabic.

Personal: Ellen enjoys distance running, swimming and going out with friends. After being a Swim Club member and a Netball League Vice-Captain at university, she has continued these sports in London. She also enjoys playing the piano when possible, and reached Grade 8 Level whilst taking her GCSEs.

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