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Sophia Mowla
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Bio:

Sophia specialises in placing global C-Suite and Board level executives in Digital Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device & Diagnostics industries. She has a track record in venture capital & private equity. During her PhD, she opened her own consultancy advising funds on pre-deal due-diligence and business development.


Prior to True, Sophia was a key member of the Global Healthcare practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. She has a deep passion for transformational technology; she has placed CEOs/Executive Chairs for a number of VC & PE backed companies that have since gone through successful exit. Her portfolio includes devising the board for a healthcare company pre-IPO, which then listed on the FTSE 100. 


Sophia is a published scientist, she holds a First Class Master’s degree from University College London in Natural Sciences, specializing in Cell & Molecular Biology and Science Communication. She was nominated for the European Science Engineering and Technology awards for her discovery of novel anti-cancer and anti-ageing therapeutic targets and won an MRC-funded scholarship in translational oncology at Imperial College London, using the latest cutting edge CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing technology. 

Snapshot:
Sophia takes on several “science communication to the public” projects in her spare time.
She has been the Chief Scientific Editor on a number of online publications including venture capital blogs.
She loves classic music, enjoys composing her own piano pieces and is an avid tea enthusiast.