Helena Foulkes is an experienced CEO and senior executive of publicly traded companies with a track record of delivering results by building high performance teams, innovative consumer-driven launches and digital transformation. She is currently involved in several for-profit boards, from Home Depot to Harry’s to mPharma, as well as non-profit boards such as Harvard University’s Board of Overseers and NBER.
Foulkes was CEO and a board member of Hudson’s Bay Company from February 2018 to March 2020, where she led the most significant transformation of the business, ultimately creating a path to the successful privatization of the company.
Prior to HBC, Foulkes spent 25 years at CVS Health, most recently as President of CVS Pharmacy and EVP of CVS Health, a position she held from January 2014 to January 2018. She is known as a creative, purpose-driven leader, and she was a critical part of CVS’s decision to exit the tobacco business and to rebrand the company CVS Health.
Before joining CVS, Foulkes worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co, and Tiffany & Co. She has received numerous professional honors, including being named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business lists as well as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Harvard University, Home Depot, and mPharma