Sonia Cheng leads the EMEA Information Governance Privacy & Security practice and is a world-renowned expert in information governance, handling high-stakes regulatory challenges with data at their heart. Throughout her distinguished 21-year career, she has led hundreds of engagements with the Global 500.
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 enable 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 Ms. Cheng's tenure at IBM, she was the co-inventor and holds a patent in IT storage optimization. Prior to IBM, Ms. Cheng led professional services at PSS Systems and technology consulting roles at Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. 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.
Some of Ms. Cheng’s recent experience includes leading a high-stakes EU merger matter. Ms. Cheng has also led a multi-year privacy programme at a global healthcare firm and an information governance transformation initiative for a global insurer addressing a critical compliance audit. Under her leadership, FTI Consulting became a trusted advisor to the corporate GC, CIO and CISO and modernized their data compliance program, spanning privacy, retention and security controls.
Ms. Cheng holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.