In this occasional series of interviews with the City's leading philanthropists we aim to bring guidance and inspiration to others.
British born with Kenyan-Indian roots, Sonal read Chemical Engineering at Queens’ College Cambridge, where she graduated with a First Class Degree. She is currently a Senior Commercial Manager in the City, focusing on new business development in Africa. In 2008, Sonal visited the Sekenani Primary Boarding School, within the Maasai Mara nature reserve in Kenya, with Sir Richard Branson. She developed close bonds with the local community and recognised that the schools were overcrowded, understaffed and lacking equipment. Following this, Sonal set up Educating The Children. Sonal has been recognised as part of the Financial News “Extra Mile 40”, a list of 40 people in finance who go further for good causes, and the Inspired 50, a list of people from the City who push their physical and mental boundaries for charitable causes.