Henry Elkus is Founder and CEO of Helena. He cares immensely about creating systems that can be leveraged to enact global, scalable, and systemic change.

Outside of Helena, Henry serves as Social Entrepreneur in Residence at The Boston Consulting Group and a Special Advisor to the Berggruen Institute. At 18, Henry became the youngest panelist on the Wall Street Journal’s online small business panel. He attended Stanford University’s Online High School while competing internationally as a ski racer.

Henry left Yale University after his sophomore year to operate Helena full time.


As a byproduct of his work at Helena, Henry developed a passion and hobby of collecting book recommendations from the Helena community and documenting each book as he finishes them one-by-one. Click here to take a look at what he’s reading.