Seasoned strategist and collaborative leader with over 20 years of experience across industries globally. Known for a relentless focus on innovation & a strong bias for action. Distinctive ability to see patterns and drive out-of- the- box thinking using structured and lateral thinking. Deep skills in human-centered strategy design, facilitation and an ability to influence decision making and develop trust-based executive relationships. Strong people developer known for building cohesive teams with an open and trusting culture.
In her role as Managing Director, Sonia works closely with the C-suite and Boards of companies across industries to frame, design and deliver strategic transformation projects to help them grow and thrive. She has worked with clients across the globe and is conversant the nuances of culture and leadership and its impact on decision making. Sonia specialises in the areas of business model innovation, corporate strategy and leadership. She leads Inclusion and Diversity and is passionate about this subject. She is a frequent keynote speaker on innovation and leading in a world of disruption. Sonia is a seasoned design thinker and practitioner. She is also an author of several articles in publications including her most recent work in Harvard Business Review entitled " How global brands can respond to local competitors".
Sonia spent the first several years of her career in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry. Through her consulting career she has worked across a range of many industries including – consumer goods, government ministries and bodies, mining and industrial products, technology, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and retail.
Sonia is passionate about social change and supports organisations focused on education, enabling elders to live with dignity and organisations that improve the lives of those less fortunate. She works closely with Acumen and other social impact ventures in APAC.