Sonia Jackson Henrich
Born in Lisbon and brought up in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Chile and England, by Argentine/Chilean/British parents as one of four, Sonia was a global citizen from a young age. She spent much of her youth feeding her adventure, exploration and photography lust with research projects in the Amazon rainforest, climbs up Mt Kilimanjaro, and travels through Latin America and Africa with her bows and arrows. She started her career at Unilever in London and fulfilled her wanderlust spending many a remote weekend off the beaten track in Central and South America. In 1998 she joined News Corporation with responsibilities for National Geographic/Fox, her dream job, which based her in London, Madrid, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and then Hong Kong. Her German/Spanish husband, who grew up in Belgium, Iran, Philippines, Japan, Australia, UK and Spain, was nick-named ‘Child of the Moon’. Sonia has two girls and a boy, adopted in Hong Kong where the family lived for nine years. Recently moved to Tokyo, Sonia now runs IROCO Design Ltd with her husband bringing stunning European design within reach of architects and interior designers in Asia. She is on the board of HK’s Royal Geographical Society and an active member of Mother’s Choice orphanage in HK, and is helping to build Shibuya International Rugby club to increase rugby for kids in Japan. Sonia spends her spare time exploring Japan’s rural and remote areas with the family, fulfilling her photography and writing passions, and trying to learn Japanese.