Sonja Jost

Sonja Jost is an inventor and engineer, as well as a serial chemistry entrepreneur. In 2019, she co-founded DUDE CHEM, a virtual green deep tech manufacturer of chemicals of which she is the CEO.

She has been appointed to many boards and high-tech juries, and she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including being highlighted as one of the “100 most important heads of the Berlin economy 2023” by Tagesspiegel. Since 2017, Jost has been an elected member of the General Assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Berlin, serving as vice president since 2022.

Jost is an adviser to an array of governmental organizations, scientific institutions, and NGOs, as well as several political parties in Germany, the EU and U.S. She is also a regular media commentator, for outlets including Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Rundschau, and Wirtschaftswoche.