Members of the Helena Group.

Group of 2018Group of 2017

Norton A. Schwartz

From leading the US Air Force to redefining the private sector’s role in national security.

John Arnold

The future of intelligent philanthropy.

Yves Béhar

Design as a Force For Good.

Nicolas Berggruen

Shaping 21st century governance.

John Brennan

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

Joshua Browder

Upending the Legal World with Artificial Intelligence.

Nikhil Buduma

Deep learning.

Ray Chambers

Leading global philanthropy.

Jacob Collier

"The Future of Music."

Fabien Cousteau


Timothy Doner

The brilliant global citizen who speaks 23 languages.


"One of the great magicians of our time."

David Eagleman

"The Possibilian."

Ilwad Elman

An international champion for peacebuilding.

Pierre Ferrari

CEO: Heifer International

Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director: ICANN | Laureate: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Arian Foster

Philosopher, Poet, and NFL Rushing Champion.

Brian Grazer

A Beautiful Mind: Defining entertainment for 25 years.

Ken Griffin

Founder & CEO: Citadel

Scott Harrison

Working to End the Water Crisis.

Dr. Martin E. Hellman

Inventor: Public Key Cryptography | Winner: Turing Award | Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering: Stanford University.

Tim Hwang

Unlocking the government.

William Jack

From Fusing the Atom to Merging Artificial Intelligence With Healthcare.

Abbas Kazmi

The 25 Year-Old Managing a $100m Venture Capital Fund.

Kay Koplovitz

The First Female Network President in Television History.

Isaac Lee

Mastering the science of content.

Nanxi Liu

The self-made CEO who disrupted two fields.

Jane Holl Lute

The future of security and diplomacy.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Led and defined the most elite fighting force in history.

Arjun Mehta

From a $200M sale to democratizing music.

Rt Hon David Miliband

Protecting the world's most vulnerable lives.

Jarl Mohn

CEO of National Public Radio & Founder of E! Network

Alaa Murabit

Championing Peace.

Divya Nag

Decentralizing medicine.

Mike Novogratz

CEO: Galaxy Investment Partners

Yeonmi Park

Inspiring the world after escaping North Korea.

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Chasing the Universes' Most Elusive Mysteries.

Zoe Saldana

Other-Worldly Activism.

Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate: Economics.

Boyan Slat

Leading The Largest Cleanup in History.

Evan Spiegel

Chief Executive Officer: Snap Inc.

Robert Swan

"One of the world's greatest explorers".

Max Tegmark

Life 3.0

Mark Tercek

Leading the world's largest conservation organization.

Michael Tubbs

A Bold New Vision for Governance.

Sheel Tyle

Financing Tomorrow.

Taylor Wilson


Bassem Youssef

Tickling Giants.


“A mistake is an event, the full benefit of which has not yet been turned to your advantage.”

How Helena's Membership Works

The Helena Group and The Helena Brain Trust

Helena works alongside a small group of exceptional leaders throughout the year and around the world. They comprise The Helena Group and the Helena Brain Trust.

The Helena Group

Every year, Helena selects a group of 30 members. Half of each Helena Group begins membership aged near or under 25, while half of the group begins over the age of 25. Membership in Helena doesn’t expire; after a new Helena Group of 30 is formed, Helena’s membership simply grows.

The Helena Members are united by a desire to do, not just to think. Each is among the world’s best in their chosen field, and each represents a different field. They collaborate around the world and throughout the year to conduct a range of projects.