Sophie L'Helias

Job Title Director of the Board
Current Employer Kering

Sophie L’Helias began her career as an M&A attorney in New York and Paris. She later became Managing Director of an event-driven hedge fund in New and founded a strategic corporate governance and shareholder activism advisory firm. An expert on international governance issues, she co-founded the ICGN and recently founded LeaderXXchange™ to promote diversity on corporate boards worldwide. 

She holds an MBA from INSEAD, an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Laws from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne- Paris I, following law studies at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany. 

She is a director on the board of Kering, a company listed on Euronext Paris - CAC40 Index and world leader in Luxury and Sport and Lifestyle (