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Helene Krieff
Managing Partner

Hélène founded Proficio. She brings clients a unique perspective and skill set, drawn from a career that combines global executive search experience as well as key corporate roles based in Europe and Asia.

With a diversified career path and deep understanding of strategic talent issues, Hélène's strengths include her vast knowledge of Asia, where she lived and worked for 15 years. Now based in Zurich, she is equally an expert in serving Swiss and European companies in ways that include helping them satisfy their talent needs in the region.

Previously, Hélène was managing partner with Neumann Partners. During her time with the firm, her accomplishments included opening the Asia Pacific headquarters of Neumann in Hong Kong in early 2007, followed by a China office in 2008.

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Hélène spent six years in sales and marketing in the medical devices industry, as well as 11 years in investment banking. She worked with UBS, and then Goldman Sachs as head of fixed income operations in their Paris office prior to being assigned to specific projects in Taiwan and Korea. She was eventually heading the fixed income back-office of their Hong Kong office. Hélène then joined the Adecco Group as Managing Director HK and China.

A French native, Hélène holds a Master's degree in Private Law, and a post-graduate degree in Penal Law. She also studied coaching and conducts assignments in leadership, career management, and leading changes. Radiesthesia practitioner, Hélène works on energetics flows. She is fluent in French and English, and conversant in Russian.