Between 2007 and 2012, Els was senior investment manager at Capricorn Venture Partners. From 2002 to 2007 she was an investment manager at KBC Private Equity. Prior to joining KBC Private Equity, Els was clinical developer at Abbott and Merck and financial analyst at KBC Securities.
Since 2012, Els is also CFO of diagnostics start-up Pronota. Els has been a director of a number of start-up companies, including Algonomics, Nexstim, Sequana Medical, Sphere Medical and TcLand Expression.
Els holds a Chemical Engineering Degree and an MBA from the University of Brussels.