Elke Ward Smith has been an international corporate banker for over 30 years. She has spent a lot of her banking career working with Citi bank. She has been posted and has experience of working with her clients in a diverse set of countries. She has worked out of New York, Hong Kong, Zurich, London and Latin American countries. One of her key specialization areas is working with family owned business and advising them on structural reforms and decision making processes. She has been engaged with Indian business houses like the Modis and Tatas since 1985. Currently she is based out of London and Paris.