Strategic adviser – Laser Clinics Australia (A KKR and Co. portfolio company)
A retail expert with over 22 years of experience spread across North America, Asia & Australia. Sona has worked with iconic brands like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Ave., Ann Taylor, DFS (an LVMH company), Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Body Works.
Sona is currently a strategic advisor to the Board of a KKR & Co. portfolio company and a retail domain consultant at StartUp-O, a leading venture fund in Singapore.
Prior to her current role, Sona spent eight years as the Regional General Manager for Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works for S.E.A. & A.N.Z. She launched both brands across the region leading a team of 1,400 and growing the business to 140 stores across eight countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, and Australia).
Often referred to as a “localization” expert, Sona brings a unique combination of experience in leading brands across developed markets as well as driving organic growth, expansion, and business turnaround in fast-growing Asian markets. She is a seasoned merchant, a hands-on operator, and a committed people leader.
A graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (Delhi) Sona also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting & Economics and has recently completed “Leadership in the Age of Digital Disruption” at Wharton Online.