Alena graduated from the Economics University in Bratislava, the finance department, and later she gained MBA degree at City University in London, at Ashridge Management College, in 1995. Her first employer was the Slovak Shipyard Company. She then joined HEINEKEN in Slovakia as Head of Credit, later as Corporate Controller for CEE region in Vienna. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as Financial Director in HEINEKEN Belarus, and returned back to Slovakia as CFO and member of HEINEKEN Slovakia’s Board of Directors, in April 2011. Four years later, she moved to the Heineken European Center for Different Services in Krakow in a role of Senior Manager of Finance and Management.