Hönig Schough is President of Zonta International and Zonta
International Foundation. She is a former business consultant
for IFS Scandinavia, where her responsibilities included
counseling, training and implementation of information
technology support for customers, primarily in Scandinavian
countries. Prior to IFS Scandinavia, Sonja worked for 25 years
as a human resources director for Beiersdorf AB, a Swedish
subsidiary of an international consumer goods company.
Sonja joined the Zonta Club of Kungsbacka, Sweden, in 1993.
Prior to becoming President, she served as the 2014-2016
President-Elect and the 2012- 2014 International Vice President.
She was an International Director from 2009-2012, Governor from
2006-2008, Lieutenant Governor from 2004-2006, and Area Director
from 2002- 2004. She has also attended 12 District Conferences
and seven International Conventions.
In addition to her career and Zonta leadership, Sonja served as
chairman of the Industrial Health Service Company in Kungsbacka.
She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a
bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of
Gothenburg. Sonja speaks English, French and German, and also
fully understands Danish and Norwegian. Her personal interests
include sports, literature and traveling. She also enjoys the
company of her two grandchildren, who live in France.
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