Friederike Helfer

Partner, Cevian Capital
Ms. Helfer is a Partner of Cevian Capital and heads Cevian’s Swiss Office. She joined Cevian in 2008 and is a senior member of Cevian’s pan-European investment team. Ms. Helfer is currently on the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG, a German-based industrial conglomerate with leading positions in the areas of elevators, steel, automotive, and plant technology. She is also a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Vesuvius plc, a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology listed on the London Stock Exchange. From 2013 to 2017, Ms. Helfer served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Valmet Oyi, a Finnish engineering company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Cevian, she was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where she worked from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Helfer holds a M.Sc. in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Dipl.Ing. (M.Sc. equiv.) in Urban Planning from Vienna University of Technology. She is a CFA charterholder.