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Market Head

Sonya Soutus is the market head of APCO, Kyiv. In a career spanning over 30 years, she has led communications, public affairs, government relations, brand communications, M&A communications and CSR strategies for multinational corporations, as well as building and restructuring teams to meet the changing demands of those corporations. Sonya notably served as chief public affairs and communications officer for The Nature’s Bounty Company, having also spent 20 years with The Coca-Cola Company, most recently as senior vice president, public affairs and communications for the Coca-Cola North America Business Unit.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company in Ukraine, Sonya served as group director with Burson-Marsteller in Kyiv, where she led public education programs for USAID and later helped establish the agency’s first commercial office in that country. She also served as the first press officer for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Rome and Ukraine.

Sonya has worked in Ukraine as a consultant for various Ukrainian and foreign businesses and lives in Kyiv with her husband and daughter. She is an American of Ukrainian descent. Sonya is a recipient of the Order of St. Olha second degree from President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Order of St. Olha third degree from President Victor Yushchenko.