World Economic Forum

Helen Burdett

2021 Circle Speaker 2021

Ms. Helen Burdett leads the World Economic Forum’s work on circular economy. Her portfolio includes Scale360°, which advances innovation ecosystems for environmental and economic impact with scalable, locally-led innovation support delivered through private-public partnerships–all connected through a global digital community. In addition to her academic and research background at Georgetown University, Helen has 10 years of experience in strategy and operations consulting, international development, and software development. Prior to joining the Forum, she was a Director at Globality, a SoftBank-funded scale-up bringing digital transformation and artificial intelligence to the procurement industry.