Elvira Eilert PignalDirector
She has over 15 years of experience of providing global communications advice, working across Europe and in India.
Based in Kekst CNC’s Paris office, Elvira has broad expertise in international corporate and financial communications.
She specializes in managing complex mandates, covering corporate affairs, crisis or issues management in multiple geographies.
Between 2016 and 2018, Elvira established and ran CNC’s Mumbai office. Prior to this, she worked for Brunswick Group in London and Brussels. She began her career in opinion and reputation polling.
Elvira has a Master’s degree in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
A Swede by nationality, Elvira is also fluent in English, French and Danish. She speaks conversational Japanese and Norwegian.
Q&A with Elvira
Describe yourself in three words.
Strong. Calm. International.
What does success look like to you?
Success is not merely getting the job done, but to delight in the process and build strong relationships for the future.
Take the most interesting project you have worked on recently: Why was it interesting?
I recently ran crisis and internal communications training sessions in Asian locations for a global NGO on one hand, and a multinational corporation on the other. While the reasons for each training programme were very different, I enjoyed working closely with different people and personalities, supporting their efforts to communicate effectively in the complex business scenarios they found themselves in.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your career?
Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work with communications strategy while living and working in London, Paris, Brussels and Mumbai. Being able to draw on each city’s rich and rewarding political and business backdrop has allowed me to never stop learning or gain new perspectives.
What are you passionate about?
Politics and feminism.