Sonja Hönig Schough is President of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation. She is a former business consultant for IFS Scandinavia, where her responsibilities included counseling, training and implementation of information technology support for customers, primarily in Scandinavian countries. Prior to IFS Scandinavia, Sonja worked for 25 years as a human resources director for Beiersdorf AB, a Swedish subsidiary of an international consumer goods company.
Sonja joined the Zonta Club of Kungsbacka, Sweden, in 1993. Prior to becoming President, she served as the 2014-2016 President-Elect and the 2012- 2014 International Vice President. She was an International Director from 2009-2012, Governor from 2006-2008, Lieutenant Governor from 2004-2006, and Area Director from 2002- 2004. She has also attended 12 District Conferences and seven International Conventions.
In addition to her career and Zonta leadership, Sonja served as chairman of the Industrial Health Service Company in Kungsbacka. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Gothenburg. Sonja speaks English, French and German, and also fully understands Danish and Norwegian. Her personal interests include sports, literature and traveling. She also enjoys the company of her two grandchildren, who live in France.