Elena graduated from the Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute, Faculty of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in 1991, (at present – the National Research Nuclear University "Moscow Engineering Physics Institute").
In 2000 she completed postgraduate studies in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and became Ph.D. in the field of radiation protection.
1997-2003 - Deputy Head, Centre of the Environmental and Radiation Protection, All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection, Ministry of Natural Resources of the RF.
2003-2007 - Vice-President, Ltd. "Information and Consulting Center "Roskon".
2007-2012 - Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, “INCONNECT Group”.
2012-2014 - Head of the Department for Congresses and International Cooperation, State Unitary Enterprise of the City of Moscow “Moscow Centre for Implementation of Scientific and Technological Achievements “MOSKVA”.
Since March 2015 - Head of Public Events Department, Institute for Energy and Finance;
The most important conferences and exhibitions, organized by Elena Uspenskaya:
Annual International Exhibition and Forum of Equipment and Innovative Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry "Exploration, production, processing" (EPP);
- Russian exposition and Conference programme including Day of Russia at the International Exhibition and Conference Power Gen Middle East, 12-14 October 2014 in Abu Dhabi (UAE);
- 8th meeting of the Advisory Council on gas of EU-Russia Energy Dialogue (19 November 2013), Meetings of the Thematic Group on energy markets and strategies of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue (November 20, 2013) at the International Exhibition and Forum "Exploration, production, processing 2013";
- Russian exposition and Conference programme including Day of Russia at the 22th World Energy Congress, conducted 13-17 October 2013 in Daegu (Korea);
- Russian-German Energy Forum "Energy - the basis of Russian-German relations" within the framework of the special program of Russia's participation as a partner country at the Hannover Industrial Fair 2013, April 8, 2013;
- Exposition and conference programme of the Government of Moscow at the Hannover Industrial Fair «Hannover Messe» 8-13 April 2013. Germany, Hannover;
- Day of Russia within the programme of participation if the Russian Ministry of Energy at the Exhibition&Conference “GASTECH – 2012”, October, 2012, London, UK