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   Sonu Ratra
   President
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Sonu is the President and Co-Founder of Akraya. In the staffing industry, Sonu is recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought leader. After more than a decade of staffing management experience, Sonu co-founded Akraya with Amar Panchal in 2001 with a vision to empower clients to deliver revolutionary products by providing targeted talent solutions.

Aside from leading and accelerating Akraya’s aggressive growth plans, Sonu spearheads Akraya’s social responsibility efforts such as the India Literacy Project’s annual Race for Literacy. She also advocates for the empowerment of women, promoting girls in STEM industries, and driving diversity. Sonu is proud to serve on the National Board of Directors at the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women and participates in their Peace through Business Program. She also represents Akraya on the Northern California Women’s Business Enterprise Astra leadership group.

Sonu is a past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, the Woman of Influence Award, the Stevie Awards, the Soroptimist Ruby Award and Northwood University’s Outstanding Business Leader Award. Sonu holds a master’s degree in social sciences and is an Alumni of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.