Sophia Ononye-Onyia

Founder and CEO

The Sophia Consulting Firm

Dr. Sophia Nnenna Ononye-Onyia is a Nigerian-American entrepreneur, former Pfizer scientist and Yale-trained molecular oncologist who utilizes her multidisciplinary background (PhD, MPH, MBA) and diverse therapeutic area experience to advise clients in the life science industry.
She is the Founder and CEO of The Sophia Consulting Firm where she counsels clients in the biotech and health tech space on strategic marketing, social media and corporate communications with the goal of amplifying scientific innovation. (Link to company website:

Dr. Ononye-Onyia is also the host of her firm’s Amplifying Scientific Innovation Podcast where she interviews CEOs and senior executives in biotech and Big Pharma companies on their unique leadership journey, corporate vision and industry outlook. Under her firm’s “Amplifying Scientific Innovation” platform, she recently launched her Virtual College Seminars and Virtual Professional Conferences to bolster community engagement.

She serves as a Key Advisor and Board Member for Biotech and HealthTech companies in addition to universities and professional societies. She’s an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Cell & Gene, member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network and contributor for several leading outlets inclusive of Inc. (Link: and MIT Technology Review (Link:

Dr. Ononye-Onyia is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including two consecutive Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Spark Awards (2019, 2020); a Dell Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (DWEN) Woman of the Week recognition; and a Congressional Letter of Recognition for the Face2Face Africa 30 Black Stars Transformational Business Leader award.
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