Sophi is Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd, the innovative Fairtrade company co-owned by a co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana. Previously she worked for the Metro Tartan / Cinema group, introducing foreign films to new UK audiences. Both in her personal and work life, Sophi has always been active in supporting social justice, leading her also to be very curious about who owns who and who make the decisions that affect us all in the world of business.
As well as growing a popular Fairtrade chocolate brand in a highly competitive market, for 14 years she has campaigned energetically for the terms of trade for smallscale producers to change, and promoted more socially responsible business models. Sophi has been the co-chair of Social Enterprise London and, as Chair of the Fairtrade London steering committee, she successfully led the campaign to ‘Make London a Fairtrade City’. In the New Year’s Honours List 2008/09 Sophi was made an MBE for services to the food industry, and is on the London Food Board led by Rosie Boycott. In 2010 she was given a Social Entrepreneur Award of the Year by Ernst & Young, and in 2013 she was awarded a Good Deals Pioneer Award for leading social entrepreneurs.