Born and raised in Moscow, Lena De Winne spent all her adult life in Europe. She holds MSc in engineering, MBA and PhD in psychology.
After fifteen years of a successful career at the European Space Agency where she worked in business development, liaison, promotion and education, she went on to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a writer.
In the last few years she published several books of prose and poetry in Russian and English languages, participated in art projects and featured as a host of a television program about Russia in Belgium.
Lena is a member of a Writers' Union of Moscow and a prominent public speaker.
She supports several charity projects in Russia and in Europe.