Sophie L’Hélias named Senior Fellow 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 ( 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.