Helen Chen


Office Location: Beijing

Phone: +86 10 65988288

Helen Chen is a Principal in the firm’s Global Technology and Services practice based in the Beijing office. Being part of the integrated and client-focused team, Helen works as an advisor on Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping for clients.

Prior to entering the search industry, Helen was a seasoned management consultant focusing on growth strategy, organization transformation, and people development for multinational and Chinese companies. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Helen was the Senior Director and Head of Strategy and Operations with Motorola for Asia and China. Earlier on, she worked with A.T. Kearney and Booz/Gao Feng Advisory in China.

For over 20 years, Helen has worked with senior executives in Sales, Marketing, Product, Operation, R&D and Talent Development functions. This long list of names included NCR, Computer Associates, Cisco, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, Motorola/Google and many more.


Having lived and worked in the US, Australia and China, Helen received an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Management of University of New South Wales with exchange to Ross Business School of University of Michigan, and a BA in English from Beijing No. 2 Foreign Languages institute.

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