Sophi Tranchell MBE

2017 Cohort

Sophi Tranchell is CEO of Divine Chocolate Ltd, the innovative Fairtrade company which is 44% owned by Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers’ co-operative in Ghana. Under her leadership, Divine has become a successful international company, now worth over £12m, which delivers four income streams to Kuapa Kokoo, including distributed profit, and, to date, over £2.5m in Producer Support and Development investment. Over 20 years Sophi has used the power of chocolate to engage with people in all walks of life, a power she has wielded to great effect in campaigning for better trade terms for smallscale producers, and championing social enterprise. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality in food supply chains, and is challenging businesses worldwide to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Sophi’s work has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards including an MBE for services to the food industry, and Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.