Helen Chen is a Director and Partner at L.E.K. Consulting and is the Co-Head of the China practice in Shanghai. She is also the head of L.E.K.’s China Biopharmaceuticals & Life Sciences practice and has extensive case work and industry experience covering the full biopharmaceutical value chain, ranging from early research services and portfolio evaluations to post-market product positioning and sales force effectiveness.
Helen has more than 24 years of consulting and industry experience in the U.S. and Asia markets and has resided in China since 2000. She helps companies expand their presence in China and leverages China’s resources to improve their global businesses.
She is on the Editorial Board of PharmAsia and is a frequent speaker and author on the opportunities and issues in China’s Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. Prior to joining L.E.K., Helen held senior management roles at a number of technology companies in the U.S. and China. She was an associate director of finance at Genentech and a sales planner at Abbott Laboratories.
Helen has an honors degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.