Helmy has been manager of the Economy and Culture team of the Municipality of Maastricht since November 2016. After studying Human Geography in Utrecht, she worked for 15 years in higher education, at the universities of Utrecht, Eindhoven and the Open University of the Netherlands. She lived in Beijing for over six years, studied Chinese language and culture for two years at the Beijing Language and Culture University and worked as general manager of the Benelux Chamber of Commerce. Back in the Netherlands, she coordinated the international programs of Maastricht School of Management as Outreach Director and subsequently made the switch to the municipal organization.
Within the municipality, Helmy is responsible for policy development and implementation of the economy and culture. A very nice function, art and culture is flourishing and versatile in Maastricht.
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