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Helena Nonka

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Helena Nonka is EVP Corporate Development with responsibility for Group Strategy, Business Development, Sustainability and Technology.

Nonka is an experienced executive with a global career spanning more than 20 years in the natural resources industry, professional services, consulting, and academia.

She previously worked as the global head of new business for natural resources at Switzerland-based SGS. From 2007 to 2019, Nonka worked for Rio Tinto, where she held several senior commercial and leadership roles globally, including the last five years as General Manager Corporate Strategy.

Nonka is a dual Canadian and British citizen and holds a master’s degree in political science from University of Quebec in Montreal, a master’s degree in law from HEC Montreal and has worked in academia while studying toward a PhD in international relations.

(Photo: Hubert Raguet)