Sonila leads Dalberg’s Energy and Environment practice and directs the firm’s New York office. Her work has included assisting the US government with a strategy for Haiti’s energy sector and assisting New York City with its engagement of consumers to combat climate change and improve environmental quality. She has also designed an innovative financing mechanism for climate change projects within the UN Development Program (currently operational as the MDG Carbon Facility), developed business models to engage the private sector in the phasing out of CFC technologies in various parts of Latin America, and created the business plan for an innovative technology to produce non-food biofuels.
Sonila also led the development of the first ever market-based assessment of the capacity of non-governmental organizations and multilateral agencies to collaborate with companies, in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact and the Financial Times. Prior to joining Dalberg, Sonila worked for McKinsey & Company, where she served organizations in the financial and media industries and the non-profit sector. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University.