Sonia will bring her outstanding human capital management experience to support the expansion of the firm, and provide on-demand support to portfolio companies. This appointment echoes Astorg’s ambition to strengthen its position as a key institutional player within the top-15 European PE firms.
Sonia joins Astorg from LafargeHolcim where she was Group Head of People, Organization and Development responsible for succession planning, leadership bench strength and overall talent management.
Previously, Sonia was a Senior Partner at Whitehead Mann (now Korn Ferry) where she advised large and medium size international corporations on board & leadership assessment and talent issues for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked as an investor at Apax Partners in Paris for six years, with a focus on LBO’s and biotech. In her earlier career, she was a consultant at Arthur Andersen in London and worked for Eli Lilly Medical Instruments in both marketing and sales.
Sonia holds a B.Sc. in Management Sciences from The London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Astorg is a European private equity firm with total funds under management of over €8 billion. Astorg seeks to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire European companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital.
Astorg enjoys a distinct entrepreneurial culture, a long-term shareholder perspective, and a lean decision-making body enhancing its reactivity. Though not specialized, Astorg has gathered a valuable industry expertise in healthcare, business-to-business professional services, and technology-based industrial companies. Astorg has offices in London, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Milan, plus Senior Advisors based in Zurich, Paris and London.
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