McKinsey & Company
Helga Vanthournout is a Senior Expert with McKinsey and Company’s Center for Business and the Environment. Based in Geneva, she drives McKinsey’s client and knowledge activities within McKinsey’s Circular Economy Special Initiative, as well as its broader waste and resource management agenda. Before overseeing the development and delivery of CE LABS, an experiential workshop series for clients on the CE journey, Helga led McKinsey’s data collection, analysis, and project management for the critically acclaimed reports “Towards the Circular Economy” published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Before joining McKinsey, Helga worked as a scientific officer on REACH and Life Cycle Assessment issues with the European Commission’s European Chemicals Bureau. She was also a product manager in the high-tech and B2B software industry in Canada and Germany. Helga holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland; an MSc degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University in Sweden; and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium.