Els joined Nordic Capital in May 2011. Els studied Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a LL.M. She worked at Nauta Dutilh and was admitted as an "Advocaat" to the Rotterdam Bar in 1997. She worked in the Corporate Finance teams of Norton Rose and Watson Farley Williams in Singapore, Gilbert & Tobin  in Sydney and the investment funds team at Ogier in Jersey. She is a director of Nordic Capital Luxembourg companies.