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Helen Steers

Partner, Head of European Investment Team at Pantheon


Helen joined Pantheon in 2004 and has 28 years of private equity experience. She leads Pantheon’s European primary investment activity and chairs the European Investment Committee. She is also a member of the International Investment Committee and the Co-investment Committee.

 Helen joined Pantheon in 2004 from Russell Investments in Paris where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Helen spent five years as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. From 1989 to 1994, Helen was a senior investment manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada in Montréal. Helen received a BA and an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. 

In addition to her responsibilities at Pantheon, Helen is a member of the Council and the current Chair of the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and sits on the Limited Partners Council of Invest Europe. Helen is also a co-founder of Level 20, a non-profit making organisation that has been set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry.