Sonia Cheng is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Technology segment and is based in London. Ms. Cheng leads the EMEA Information Governance Privacy & Security practice and is a world-renowned expert in information governance and GDPR, handling high-stakes regulatory challenges with data at their heart. Throughout her distinguished career of over 22 years, she has led hundreds of engagements with Global 500 firms with a focus on financial services, insurance, healthcare, and life sciences.
Ms. Cheng’s diverse, hands-on experience enables her to solve clients’ most pressing challenges at the intersection of data and regulation. Her domain expertise and extensive stakeholder management, technology and change management experience enables her to successfully navigate highly complex matters. She previously led the European Information Governance practice at IBM, holding senior leadership roles in global services, product management and business development for legal, retention, privacy and analytics solutions. During her tenure at IBM, Sonia was the co-inventor and holds a patent in IT Storage optimisation.
Prior to IBM, Ms Cheng led professional services at PSS Systems and technology consulting roles at Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. Sonia was also a co-founder of a silicon valley based technology non-profit organization which provided technology transformation services to NGOs. She is a frequent speaker and published thought leader and has been featured as a Who’s Who Legal Top Expert in Information Governance and Privacy in 2019 and 2020.