About The Speaker
Helena graduated in 1998 from ESADE’s Combined Undergraduate & Master in Management Programme, acquiring a double degree. She also studied at the McGill University, in Canada, as part of an exchange programme in International Management. Helena has never stopped training, as she continued studying at the most prestigious universities, such as IESE, UCLA or Harvard Business School, focusing on Executive Programmes, on how Board Directors can bring value to their companies and on empowering women through business. Helena’s resume is full of successes. She's very passionate of technology, and so, she’s invested in more than 9 tech start-ups; she’s also established operations in the US, UK and Spain. She belongs to the Governing Board of BarcelonaTechCity, and to the Advisory Board of ISMA. Helena has worked as Auditor and Management Consultant, co-founded and was the CEO of companies as Abiquo, a big software provider, or B-Wom, a company that empowers women through health. She's also been mentor of different projects and start-ups. From 2010 until nowadays, Helena’s been Managing Partner of Paocapital, a company through which she channels her private investments, her Advisory Services and Board Positions to the different companies she works for. Her co-workers define her as a passionate and creative woman, who’s always thinking out of the box. Helena’s greatest passion is connecting people to business and opportunities to generate as much impact and growth as possible.