Sonia Lo, Sensei Ag
A farmer, a chef, an angel investor and a mother of two who speaks seven languages and holds a third-degree black-belt in Tae-Kwon Do, Sonia Lo is not your traditional CEO. The only woman to serve as CEO of a major vertical farming company, Sonia joins the Sensei Ag team with over 32 years of combined agriculture, technology and business experience.
Sonia began her career in technology when, as Head of Innovations, she drew the first network diagram the Group CEO of a major UK media conglomerate had ever seen. She explained that ‘1’s and 0’s’ were going to change the media landscape, and they did. Sonia then went on to build her first tech venture as CEO of eZokaGroup, a UK-based internet startup that was sold in 2002. Following eZoka, Sonia founded and served as Managing Director of ChalsysLLP, an advisory and direct investment firm which has invested over $120 million in 15 global growth stage companies. From Chalsys, Sonia became the Director of Localization and Global Content for Google, Inc.
Most recently, Sonia was CEO of Crop One Holdings, Inc., a vertical farming company that owns FreshBoxFarms in Millis, MA and a joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai. This joint venture is building one of the world’s largest vertical farms with an anticipated output of three tons per day. Sonia was appointed one of the Global 100 Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum two years in a row and named one of Management Today’s leading 35 businesswomen in the UK under the age of 35.
She earned her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. She also holds Professional Chef and Pastry Qualifications from London and City College and has completed certifications in Green Supply Chain Management and Zero Energy Architecture.