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Sonja Patscheke

   

Director
sonja.patscheke@fsg.org

Overview

Sonja has extensive experience advising corporations, foundations, NGOs, and intergovernmental agencies on issues relating to strategy, program design, organizational effectiveness, partnerships, and evaluation.

Role at FSG

Sonja is a member of FSG’s leadership group and has worked across all of FSG’s approach areas with a particular focus on global development projects and Shared Value. Her main areas of work include economic development, sustainable agriculture, access to healthcare, education and intercultural understanding. Over several years, Sonja led FSG’s partnership with Mars providing strategic and implementation support in developing and launching a cross-sector sustainability partnership in the cocoa sector in West Africa. Other representative clients include The MasterCard Foundation, Nestlé, Eli Lilly, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Firmenich.

Sonja co-authored FSG’s paper on Measuring Shared Value with Professor Michael Porter that explains how to unlock economic and social value by linking business and social results. She recently published Shaping Global Partnerships for a Post-2015 World in Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on how to strengthen development partnerships through the principles of collective impact.

Before FSG

Before joining FSG, Sonja worked as a strategy consultant with The Parthenon Group in London where she supported international clients in industries such as education, publishing, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer goods, and private equity. Sonja’s previous nonprofit experience includes projects with the Shell Foundation on sustainable supply chains and with Accenture Development Partnerships planning a comprehensive development project in Uganda.

Education

  • London Business School, MBA, Forté Foundation Scholar
  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in International Relations, focus: International Public Law/ Human Rights
  • University College London, BA in Modern European Studies

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

On Working at FSG

"I am at FSG because it allows me to work on some of the world’s most pressing problems together with people who have big brains AND big hearts and are deeply committed to social impact. I have always cared passionately about social justice and the state of the world and felt a responsibility to contribute my skills and expertise to making things better. FSG gives me the opportunity to do that while offering me an extremely stimulating environment thanks to the energy and intellect of the people I interact with on a daily basis."

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