Sónia Gilde da Silva
VP Partnerships

Sonia’s professional background has been linked to the energy sector, having over 20 years' experience in BP and Statoil/Equinor, always within the commercial world, from finance to market analysis to international projects.


Currently, she is Equinor's Head of Commercial Academy. Sonia earned her Executive Master's at BI (Norwegian Business School) in Energy Management and a Master's of Science in Organizational & Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.


She is a system designer at heart, quickly engaging in new ideas and ways of thinking, and is energized by working with diverse teams. Her main interests are organizational culture, leadership, motivation and how they impact performance.


Throughout her career in large organizations, she has been engaging with cross-cultural communication and diversity & inclusion themes. Sonia has been following PWN for a long time; when she moved from Stavanger to Oslo last year she became a member, attending events, and connecting with its members. It became clear to Sonia that she wanted to become more active with PWN.