Sonia Thomas

Sonia Thomas

Executive Director of Women in Exhibitions International, Executive & team coach

Sonia has been Executive Director of the Women in Exhibitions network since 1st November 2022. In addition, she is a part-time consultant (event industry) and certified coach (Dauphine University, Paris), specializing in team and executive coaching (systemic and cognitive-behavioural coaching).


Prior to this, Sonia worked for almost 15 years at UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, with her most recent role being Chief Operations Officer. She also worked in the hospitality industry, tourism and legal.

In addition to her other roles, she teaches HRM and coaching at Dauphine University in Paris, and coaches students from HEC Business School (MSIE), also in Paris.


She is certified by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in Inclusive Leadership Through Behavioural Sciences. She is particularly interested in inter-cultural and inter-generational studies, and believes in the importance and the need for a diverse and inclusive workplace.