Dr Sophie Chandauka MBE

Sophie Chanduka

Sophie is a Zimbabwe-born executive with experience leading strategy, legal and operations functions for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Virgin Money, Baker McKenzie and Meta. She is Chair and Co-founder of Nandi Life Sciences, a US based biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics for rare cancers and auto-immune diseases. Sophie is also Chair and Executive Founder of the Black British Business Awards. In 2021, she was awarded an MBE for extraordinary contributions to diversity in business. A campaigner for diversity, equity and inclusion, Sophie is a Founder Member of the Women Innovating Together in Healthcare Boston Chapter, Head of Race Equity Strategy for the 30% Club, member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and Chair of The Network of Networks (TNON). Sophie grew up in southern Africa and, through various prestigious scholarships, was educated in Canada, the US and the UK.