Henry Elkus '16 Contributor Since 2016

Founder & CEO, Helena



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Henry Elkus is the Founder and CEO of Helena. The organization convenes a network of global leaders from multiple generations and fields to create positive change. Half of Helena’s members are leaders under the age of 25, and each is from a separate field. They include Fortune 500 execs, a Nobel Laureate, activists, explorers, technologists, linguists and more. Outside of Helena, Henry serves as Social Entrepreneur in Residence at The Boston Consulting Group, Special Advisor to the Berggruen Institute, and is a senior advisor to the Visionaries Team designing the forthcoming ANA Limitless Travel Avatar XPRIZE. Through a special partnership between Helena and KTK-BELT, Henry is also deeply involved in building The Vertical University  a fully functional, carbon-neutral, open source, and digitially connected University in Eastern Nepal. He is Co-Chair of The University’s advisory board, which includes Tshering Tobgay, Bhutan’s Prime Minister and Royal Society Fellow Kamal Bawa. Henry is a contributor to, and the youngest panelist on the Wall Street Journal’s online small business panel. Other panelists include Wharton Professor Karl Ulrich and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor James Schrader. Prior to 2014, Henry was COO and Director of Philanthropy at Unlimited Ltd. Clothing, a global, crowd-sourced high fashion streetwear retailer with dedicated philanthropic missions. He attended Stanford University’s Online High School while competing internationally as a ski racer. Henry left Yale University after two years to operate Helena full time. He is 21.

Articles By Henry

Speaking Youth to Power

A new generation is wielding its influence through philanthropic activism
By Henry Elkus | Founder & CEO, Helena