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Sonia Thomas to join jwc as senior consultant


Sonia Thomas, ex-chief operations officer of UFI, the global association of the exhibition Industry, will join jwc GmbH as senior consultant 1st May 2021 onwards.

jwc is a leading consulting firm for the global exhibition and conference industry with offices in Cologne, Germany, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. Jochen Witt, previously president & CEO of Koelnmesse, founded the organization in 2008, an organization that is based on four core values: partnership (working with, not for clients), excellence (in terms of quality, professionalism, and responsiveness), client success (customer centricity, focus on client needs) and value creation (tangible, concrete results). 

Jochen, president and CEO of jwc, comments: “We are extremely happy to welcome Sonia as our new team member. It is of highest importance for our organization to work with people who have the right fit in personality, professionalism and industry know-how. Sonia brings all of this and much more to our team."  Sonia Thomas is delighted at being part of jwc: “I had the pleasure of working closely with Jochen when he was UFI president in 2007: We share the same values and work ethic. I have also had the pleasure of working with Gerd Weber and Jimé Essink, the other two members of the jwc Board. I am delighted to remain part of this great industry - the exhibition industry - and will use my know-how and extended experience for the benefit of our jwc clients. Our industry is on the eve of recovery, and there is much to do to assist our clients as they embark on the road to a new form of normality.” 

Sonia Thomas has the equivalent of a master’s degree in team coaching (and is also certified in executive coaching), and an honours degree in hospitality management. She is also a part-time teacher at the renowned Dauphine University in Paris, and a team coach for the Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the HEC Business School in Paris.


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