eleana balabanis

Eleana Balabanis

Eleana joined the Health & Wellbeing team at Edelman Global Advisory Brussels in February 2023 and supports clients from the health sector with EU policy advocacy and strategy, strategic communications and multi-stakeholder engagement.

Prior to joining Edelman, Eleana worked at a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy specializing in policy-led healthcare communications and strategies across different therapy areas and corporate and legislative initiatives. While there, she provided management consulting for government affairs and patient engagement functions at large pharmaceutical companies, specialized biotechs, trade associations and NGOs.

She had also held roles in the fields of communications, international affairs and development in Bologna, Washington DC, the European Parliament as well as field volunteer work across Ghana.

Eleana is a University of Bath graduate (BSc Politics with Economics) and holds two Master's degrees from the Johns Hopkins SAIS (M.A International Economics and Conflict Management) and the London School of Economics (MSc EU Politics).

A native Greek speaker but Brussels-born, Eleana is fluent in English, French and Italian and has a basic command of Spanish.