International financier by her first profession, Ph.D (economics) she held in 1994–2010 senior banking positions in Russia, USA, Europe. Starting mid-nineties she designs residential interior, has obtained second education. About ten years later she started to write prose.
Today Elena Kotova is an author of four fiction novels, many essays and short stories, and of over a dozen of real estate projects. Harmony, beauty and distinguished personal style — are the features of all her works, both in literature and in interior design.