Helena Leurent will be the new Director General of Consumers International

31 January 2019

Consumers International is delighted to confirm that Helena Leurent has been appointed as Amanda Long’s successor as Director General.

Currently a member of the Executive Committee at World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation, Helena has led their work on membership, government engagement and business development, as well as global initiatives on agriculture and the future of manufacturing. She joined the World Economic Forum in 2005 and has previously worked at McKinsey and Company and Tesco PLC.

Helena will take up the post at the beginning of April.

Advocacy Director Justin Macmullan and Phillipa Hunt, Strategy Development and Communications Director, are serving as Interim Co-Director General.

Quote from Helena Leurent

“I am excited to be joining Consumers International with its rich history of achieving impact for consumers on a global scale. In a digital age, the organisation has a crucial role to play in helping maximise the opportunities of the digital society and economy for consumers around the world. I look forward to working closely with members and partners to lead Consumers International to its next stage of success.”

Bart Combée, President of Consumers International said:

“I am delighted that we have appointed Helena as Director General of Consumers International. Helena has excellent experience in both fundraising, building new networks that can generate true impact for the world and is used to operating at the highest international levels. She has worked with the most senior networks in governments, academia, businesses and civil society. During the selection process, she impressed the committee with her in-depth strategic thinking, her ability to connect and her drive for change and ambition to build. We are convinced that she will be able to deliver on our strategy and more.”