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Sofia Araya-Cardozo

Senior Managing Director
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Sofia Cardozo, a seasoned professional in business development and corporate strategy, currently serves as the Senior Managing Director at P&C Global. As a key member of the Corporate Performance, Mergers & Acquisition, Strategy & Innovation, and Digital Reinvention practice groups, Sofia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. A Spanish national, Sofia divides her time between Madrid, Barcelona, and New York City, making her a truly global executive.

Her career trajectory began at Groupe Galeries Lafayette, where she played a pivotal role in corporate development. Her strategic vision and leadership were instrumental in the group’s global expansion and acquisition integration methodology, transforming the company from its base in France to a global powerhouse with seven brands operating across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Sofia’s expertise in corporate strategy and acquisitions was further honed at Iberdrola, one of the world’s leading energy companies. Here, she led the acquisition and integration efforts of several companies, including Scottish Power, Avangrid (U.S.), and Elektro Holding (Brazil), significantly contributing to the company’s growth and expansion.

Her proficiency in digital transformation was further developed at the Triple Five Group, where she spearheaded the global conglomerate’s digital transformation initiatives.

In terms of academic credentials, Sofia is a proud alumna of the University of Barcelona, where she earned a BA in Fine Art. She also holds an MBA from the prestigious ESADE School of Business. Sofia’s commitment to continuous learning led her to acquire an Executive Certificate in Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption from INSEAD, a “Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation” certificate from Harvard Business School, and a “Digital Business Strategy: Harnessing Our Digital Future” certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.

In her advisory role at P&C Global, Sofia collaborates with clients across a diverse range of industries, including retail, travel and hospitality, manufacturing, energy, and financial services. Her leadership in developing and delivering innovative solutions has resulted in significant, quantifiable outcomes for clients. Some of her notable achievements include:

  • Retail Sector: Led a team that achieved a 35% reduction in logistics costs and a 50% increase in on-time deliveries for a major European retail chain.
  • Travel & Hospitality: Spearheaded a digital transformation project that resulted in a 60% increase in online bookings and a 40% improvement in customer service response times for a global hotel chain.
  • Manufacturing: Guided a manufacturing client through a major acquisition, leading to a 20% increase in production capacity and a 30% reduction in operational costs post-acquisition.
  • Energy: Developed and implemented a new business strategy for a renewable energy company, leading to a 15% increase in global market share.
  • Financial Services: Led a team that achieved a 25% increase in portfolio returns and a 35% reduction in risk-weighted assets for a financial services client.

Despite her busy schedule, Sofia finds joy in spending downtime with her husband and family at their vacation home in her native city of Barcelona. While she embraces her Spanish heritage, she and her family reside in Madrid and NYC which allows them to immerse in different cultural experiences. Sofia’s love for art and travel fuels her passion for exploring the world’s rich tapestry of diverse cultures, inspiring her innovative thinking and well-rounded perspective.

Sofia’s extensive expertise, coupled with her commitment to delivering exceptional results, continues to shape the success of P&C Global while contributing to her clients’ growth and transformation. Her leadership, strategic vision, and dedication to excellence make her a valuable asset to P&C Global and its clients.

“As I reflect on the incredible journey of P&C Global over the past 10 years, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude. Our rise to prominence in the management consulting industry has been nothing short of remarkable. It is a testament to the exceptional talent, dedication, and collaboration of our team, as well as the trust and partnership we have cultivated with our clients. Together, we have navigated complex challenges, delivered innovative solutions, and achieved transformative outcomes. It is an honor to be part of an organization that embodies a relentless pursuit of excellence, a commitment to making a positive impact, and a culture of continuous learning and growth. I am truly excited for the future as we continue to shape and redefine the future of management consulting.”

Past Experience

Triple Five Group
Managing Director,
Digital Transformation

Director, Business Integration

Groupe Galeries Lafayette
Corporate Development

Academic Credentials

University of Barcelona
BA, Fine Art

ESADE School of Business
Multinational MBA

Postgraduate Credentials

Executive Certificate,
Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption

Harvard Business School
Executive Certificate,
Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Digital Business Strategy: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Domain Expertise

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