Elias shares responsibility for the leadership and management of Ground Truth Solutions. He has designed and implemented projects to increase accountability to affected people with a range of humanitarian agencies, particularly in conflict-affected environments. Before joining Ground Truth Solutions, Elias was a project manager at the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), where he is now a non-resident fellow. He studied international development and economic psychology at the University of Vienna and received a postgraduate certificate from the Centre for Advanced Training in International Development at Humboldt University in Berlin. In his PhD, Elias focused on assessing the relevance of development and humanitarian projects.