The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa has named Sophie L’Hélias as Senior Fellow; she brings to the Telfer School a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of governance.
A corporate governance expert, Sophie L’Hélias launched her career in France working with institutional investors seeking to improve corporate governance. From 1998 to 2000 she was managing director of a leading activist hedge fund in New York. In 2001, she founded L’Hélias LLC, a strategic governance and communications firm in the United States.
Sophie L’Hélias has written numerous articles on corporate governance and published a book comparing corporate governance practices in France, the UK and the United States (“Le Retour de l’Actionnaire” – Ed. Gualino 1996). She is currently a columnist for the US edition of Corporate Knights, focusing on green governance.
To promote better governance standards globally, Sophie L’Hélias co-founded the International Corporate Governance Network (www.icgn.org) in 1995. The ICGN is based in London and has an investor membership that exceeds 10 trillion dollars of assets under management. In 2010, she co-founded l’Organisation Mondiale de la Gouvernance Francophone in Ottawa.