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Sonia Sennik

Executive Director, Creative Destruction Lab

Sonia Sennik is the Executive Director at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. Sonia is responsible for the CDL’s strategic, operational and programmatic leadership, coordination and oversight to ensure the success of the Lab and its ventures across six locations in Canada and the UK.

Having spent a decade managing large-scale capital projects (up to $500M) at Hatch Ltd., a leading global engineering firm, Sonia is well-established in guiding interdisciplinary teams of professionals working on multiple, complex projects. Her particular areas of interest include process optimization, finessing workplace culture, mentoring future leaders and actualizing the potential of their ideas.

Sonia is a member of the board of directors for ParticipACTION – a 45 year old organization dedicated to helping Canadians sit less and move more. Sonia was the head coach of Rugby Ontario Senior Women’s Team from 2016 to 2018, establishing her as the first female head coach to win gold at the Canadian Rugby Championships. Sonia is a proud graduate of the MBA program at Rotman School of Management and was the first-ever recipient of the Social Impact Award. Sonia received the Rotman Emerging Leader Award to recognize her influential leadership talent to motivate, mentor and inspire others to reach their potential. She also holds a B.Eng degree from McMaster University.

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