Carina Hellemaa

Client Partner

Carina joined Schelstraete Delacourt Associates as Client Partner in 2018. With over 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, and more recently in the wealth management and life insurance sectors, she specializes in financial services, including FinTech companies. Carina worked for UBS Investment Bank in London as Executive Director Corporate Finance for almost 14 years, and from 2004 until 2007 as Head of Corporate Finance Finland for Svenska Handelsbanken. Between 2009 and 2013, she worked as management consultant and as independent financial adviser to executive management teams and Boards of several major Nordic and international corporates as well as NGOs. Besides Europe, Carina has worked on assignments in the United States, South East Asia, Japan as well as in the Middle East. She served as non-Executive Board Member for a NASDAQ OMX listed company from 2009 to 2012.


She has been based in Luxembourg since early 2014 as senior executive in the life insurance sector, working closely with wealth managers and banks in several European countries. 


Carina holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A.  She is fluent in English, French, Swedish and Finnish.


Having spent her previous career working directly in the industry, Carina offers our clients a broad hands-on experience in several areas of financial services, and of developing teams and client relationships in a highly competitive environment.

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion”. (Jack Welch)