Sonia Lo is Chief Executive Officer of Crop One Holdings, the largest vertical farmer in the world. Crop One’s brand, FreshBox Farms, is the only vertical farm today operating profitably at scale. Crop One is expanding both domestically and internationally, including most recently in Dubai through a $40 million joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering.
Sonia is the only female CEO of a vertical farming company globally – a market in which 85% of target customers are female. She is an entrepreneur and investor, a business executive who has lived in 16 countries and speaks seven languages. Sonia also serves as Founder and Managing Director of Chalsys, LLP an advisory and direct investment firm focusing on business building, restructuring and asset management. As Managing Director at Chalsys, she has invested in over 15 global growth stage companies, raising more than $120 million.
Prior to Chalsys, Sonia was the co-founder and CEO of eZoka Group, a UK based internet startup-company that was sold to private investors in 2002. She is also a former Director of Global Content for Google, Inc. She was appointed one of the top Global 100 Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum in 2000 and 2001 and was named one of Management Today’s leading 35 businesswomen in the UK under the age of 35.
Sonia earned her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She holds Professional Chef and Pastry Qualifications from the London and City College and completed certifications in Green Supply Chain Management and Zero Energy Architecture.