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Sophie Ogunbiyi, Manager, External Affairs, Toyota Europe
Sophie is External Affairs Manager in a corporate team responsible for managing Toyota Motor Europe’s corporate engagement with UK government, parliament, Whitehall, devolved and regional administrations, and other related stakeholders (including UK business media).
Sophie leads on a number of key policy issues impacting the UK – including presenting Toyota’s position to national, devolved and regional government on issues such as environment and air quality, promoting Toyota’s sustainable technologies, specifically hybrid technology, as well as many other areas of industry related legislation.
Sophie acts as a company representative for various trade associations, industry groups and external bodies, and has been Chair of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Policy Co-ordination Committee since 2015.
Sophie was shortlisted as one of the “Top 100 Great British Women in the Car Industry” by Autocar in 2018.
Sophie holds a Master’s degree in European and political administration from the College of Europe in Bruges, a Diploma in political science from Sciences Po Paris, and a bachelor’s degree in European studies and French from King’s College London.