Chief Executive Officer of Crop One Holdings
Sonia Lo is a serial entrepreneur and highly accomplished business executive who has lived in 16 countries, done business in 35 countries, and speaks seven languages fluently.
Ms. Lo is currently the 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, and Ms. Lo is the only female CEO of a vertical farming company globally. Crop One is expanding both domestically and internationally, including most recently in Dubai through a $40 million joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering.
Ms. Lo 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, Sonia has invested in over 15 global growth stage companies, raising more than $120 million. Prior to Chalsys, Ms. Lo was the co-founder and CEO of eZoka Group, a UK based internet startup-company that was sold to private investors in 2002. Ms. Lo 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. Ms. Lo 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.