Sonja Jost is an inventor and engineer who co-founded DexLeChem in 2013, a Green Chemistry startup which already turned profitable. She is the CEO.
Since 2017, Jost is elected board member of the German Startups Association representing >1,000 startups.
She is also member of different advisory/ supervisory boards and high-tech juries, e.g. the “SME Instrument” of the European Commission, the unique biomedical research institute “Berlin Institute of Health” of Charité and the Helmholtz Association, the “Chemical Invention Factory” of TU Berlin, or the U.S. peer-reviewed journal “Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews”.
She received various awards and recognitions for her work, e.g.: EditionF, Handelsblatt, as well as ZEIT online listed Jost among “25 female inventors who are changing our world”, Capital magazine named her repeatedly “40 under 40” entrepreneurs, and the economic business magazine Business Punk chose her as #1 of their 2018 watch list “100 startups, makers, creatives”.
In 2019, Jost was appointed as ambassador of the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” of the German Government and the Federation of German Industries BDI.
Jost gives advice to governmental organizations, scientific institutions, NGOs, as well as several political parties in Germany, the U.S., and in the EU. She has co-founded and initiated several campaigns and networks that support the translation process of scientific findings into industry which she also promotes as frequent guest on economic and political panel discussions.
Jost was an attendee in the Bilderberg Meeting 2019.