Sonali Fonseca

Sonali Fonseca

Sonali Fonseca

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Sonali Fonseca's Bio

Sonali is an experienced strategist focused on driving growth for healthcare, biopharma and technology companies. Sonali has held both strategic and commercial leadership roles, and is experienced at managing a P&L to deliver strong results.

In her role at Sanford Burnham Prebys, Sonali is responsible for building and leading the Institute’s strategic initiatives, from concept to execution. Sonali focuses on developing and commercializing a pipeline of products that positively impact patient lives and drive strategic growth.

Prior to joining Sanford Burnham Prebys, Sonali led the commercial strategy and execution for Elsevier’s ClinicalPath, an oncology healthcare technology business. She was responsible for go-to-market execution, engaging with current and prospective customers and supporting the adoption of product innovations.

Previously, Sonali was part of the PwC Strategy& practice where she advised financial and strategic buyers on their inorganic strategy. She was also part of the Monitor Deloitte Strategy and Operations practice, where she supported clients with their organic growth strategy and operational execution. Sonali has served healthcare institutions, corporations, financial buyers and non-profits, in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Sonali earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toronto and holds two patents in oncology drug discovery.


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