Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Sonny started working for EVORA in 2020, bringing 25 years of expertise in the field of energy, climate change and sustainability in real estate and corporate governance. He has worked with CleanTech and PropTech businesses, including CA Technologies and Demand Logic. Winning nineteen industry awards for innovation, leadership and best practice. His experience comes from working in Fortune 500 and FTSE corporations, SMEs, charities and start-ups – with two of these securing recognition as Best UK Workplaces.
What are your main responsibilities?
Sonny is responsible for supporting the CEO and the Board in developing and executing an effective commercial and impact strategy. For EVORA Global to be the best Real Asset ESG Investment Advisory partner across Europe; developing commercial products and services that lead the industry.
What’s the best part of your job?
To support and work with a team which has high integrity at a critical time for action on climate change, biodiversity and social equality. A team which consists of experienced leaders of this market as well as younger professionals who are hungry to learn more and to have a positive impact.
What book are you currently reading?
I am reading Black & British: A Forgotten History by David Olusogo. In an attempt to better educate myself about why the Black Lives Matter movement is so significant for the UK and our relationship with Africa and the USA. The book makes it clear why this is such a difficult topic to teach in school and why it should be a key part of the curriculum for my sons.
The book I have just finished is The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. This was a fascinating and unexpected academic book, which challenges how I thought about our economy, the purpose of work and gourmet food. Food is my other passion and cooking is one of my favourite ways to relax.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA). Masters in Professional Studies (MProf) in Sustainability Development. First class BSc(Hon) in Management & Design in Engineering.
Sustainability, Climate Resilience & Energy Strategy. Software / Data Strategy & Product Direction. Business Design & Commercial Strategy. Digital Assets for Real Estate. Building Performance Analysis & Energy/Carbon Management. Renewable Energy Investment & Project Development. Green Building Design. Carbon Footprinting – Products & Organisations.