Helene de Puy
Last updated 14/6/2007 2:14 am
Helene de Puy founded Ode Magazine in The Netherlands in 1994 with her husband, Jurriaan Kamp. They built a small and effective team and attracted freelance writers and photographers spanning the globe to join in their mission. In addition to editing and publishing the magazine, Helene, Jurriaan and Ode also brought people together through conferences, seminars and workshops. One conference addressed principles of a world economy in which people matter. Before founding Ode, Helene worked as a photographer in South Asia. Earlier, in the eighties, she founded her own trading company, Solena Trading, building a bridge between The Netherlands and The Netherlands Antilles where she was born. In 2004, Helene, Jurriaan and their four children moved to Tiburon in California, to begin building Ode Magazine in the U.S. Helene is Ode’s navigator, guiding the magazine and its team.