Helene Yan

Senior Vice President, Chief Client Officer, Health, IPG

Helene leads IPG’s portfolio of global holding company partnerships with clients in the pharmaceutical and consumer health sectors.

She’s a veteran of IPG Open Architecture, serving as the IPG business lead on multiple global client models. Currently a member of IPG’s Healthcare Management Council, Helene previously was head of global operations at McCann Health.

Before joining McCann Health and IPG in 2004, Helene spent six years in management consulting. As a principal consultant at UK-based PA Consulting Group, she helped biotechnology, pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostics clients plan business strategy and successfully deliver global programs.

As an Assistant Vice President at InForm, Inc., she focused on strategy consulting for the financial services industry and was also an independent consultant to the Ernst and Young Center for Business Innovation in Cambridge, MA.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE) and has previously served on the boards of Operation Homefront Tri-State, and Plaid House, Inc.

She received her BA in economics from the University of Maryland and her MS in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).