Sofia Tesfazion holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University in Sweden and a Certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University, USA. She has over 18 years of diverse experience in the private and development sectors from three continents, Europe, USA and Africa. Sofia started her career in SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) a multinational company headquartered in Sweden that produces and sells absorbent hygiene products, packaging solutions and publication papers. She then moved to New York working for Towers Perrin, a global professional services firm that helps organisations around the world optimise performance through effective people, and risk and financial management – servicing clients that include three-quarters of the world's 500 largest companies and three quarters of the Fortune 1000 U.S. companies. Sofia has been based in Nairobi over the last 9 years in regional management roles in resource mobilisation and grant management for Save the Children and Plan International. Before joining AATF, she was the Regional Head of Resource Mobilisation for Plan International covering 12 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. In AATF as Director Resource Mobilisation she provides strategic leadership in the area of resource mobilisation. Sofia is a national of Sweden.