Elisa Roller is the Director for the ‘Twin Transition, Economic and Social Affairs’ in the Secretariat-General of the European Commission. Previously, she was a Head of Unit in the RECOVER Task Force in the Secretariat General of the European Commission with responsibility for the Recovery and Resilience Plans in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia, and responsibility for public administration and business environment.

Between 2012 and 2020, she was Head of a number of different units, including for the Common Fisheries Policy and Structural Policy Development and Economic Analysis in the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in the European Commission.

Between 2008 and 2012, she was Deputy Head of Unit for Conception, Forward Studies and Impact Assessment, as well as for Communication and Relations with Third Countries in the Directorate-General for Regional Policy. Before joining the European Commission in 2003, she was a Lecturer in European Politics in the Department of Government, University of Manchester, UK. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics.