Sophi is an award winning Social Entrepreneur and campaigner for social justice. She is a long term advocate for Fairtrade, Social Enterprise, Co-operatives and B Corps. Over the last 20 years Sophi was CEO of Divine Chocolate, the Fairtrade chocolate company that is co-owned by a co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana. Divine’s international success, demonstrated that social enterprise can deliver at scale, and proved that you really can do business differently by securing fairer, more sustainable and empowering relationships with smallholder farmers around the world. She has always championed women’s equality particularly in agricultural supply chains. She believes in enabling people to use their purchasing power to make the world the way they would like it to be.
She is a founding trustee of Trading Visions, a charity working to promote progressive change by amplifying the voices of small scale producers, starting with cocoa farmers. She is Chair of the steering committee for Fairtrade London (the biggest Fairtrade city in the world), and successfully led the campaign to ‘Make London a Fairtrade City’. She is a Trustee of Greenwich Leisure Limited, a charitable Social Enterprise, the biggest provider of high quality affordable Leisure & Fitness and Libraries in the UK.
In 2016 Sophi was named a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year and in January 2017 attended the World Economic Forum in Davos.