After beginning her career at Du Pont de Nemours, Hélène Vareille joined the Vallourec group in 1982, serving in a variety of positions and ultimately becoming Managing Director and CEO of Valtimet, an international affiliate operating primarily in the power generation equipment market in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

She joined Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) in 2000, moving to the strategic intelligence firm ESL in 2003, and finally to the executive search firm Spencer Stuart, where she worked from 2007 to 2012.

A graduate of ESSEC (École Supérieure en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), Hélène is also an alumna of IHEE (Institut des Hautes Études de l’Entreprise).