Educated/ trained in Silicon Valley, Ms.Sonia lived in Northern California for 20 years. After completing her Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees, she worked in Silicon Valley for Sun Microsystems/Oracle and start ups. Sonia relocated to Bangladesh and served as the Country Director for Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for South East Asia, New Markets in Microsoft and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies. Currently Sonia is the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, Vice Chairperson of United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, Co- Founder & Vice Chairman of both D Money (Fin Tech) and Syntec (Health Tech). Sonia is also a member of the Governing Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in New Delhi, India. MGIEP is the youngest of UNESCO’s category 1 institutes, and the only one in Asia Pacific. Sonia is the Founder President of Tie Dhaka Chapter and currently serves as its Advisor. TiE is a Silicon Valley based association which fosters entrepreneurship. Sonia also Co- Founded the 1st IT Association in Bangladesh for women called Bangladesh Women in IT (BWIT).