Sophie L'Helias Delattre

Sophie L’Hélias serves on the board of Kering, a company listed on Euronext Paris. Kering is a world leader in apparel and accessories that develops an ensemble of powerful brands across Luxury and Sport; Lifestyle with brands that include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, and Boucheron. Ms. L’Helias is a Senior Fellow at the Conference Board, Governance Center and the Samuel Heyman Center for Corporate Governance at Cardozo Law School in New York. 

An expert on corporate governance issues, she co-founded the International Corporate Governance Network (, today’s leading global investor-led governance organization. Ms. L’Hélias recently founded LeaderXXchange™, which collaborates with institutional investors, business leaders and other market participants to promote board diversity worldwide.

Sophie L’Hélias began her career as an attorney in New York and Paris. She later joined an event-driven hedge fund in New York as Managing Director and founded a strategic corporate governance advisory firm.

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

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