Elizabeth W. Sobhani
Asia-Pacific Advisor Network Coordinator
Elizabeth Walker Sobhani is the Managing Director of Lotus Consulting Asia, a strategic advisory firm helping clients create social impact and manage change effectively. She has 15+ years experience in the management-consulting field in North America, Australia, London and Asia, advising companies, nonprofits and foundations.
Elizabeth started her consulting career working for a top-tier consulting firm, Bain & Company in Canada and Australia working on projects with fortune 500 companies focusing on strategy and organization design and restructuring. In 2001 she moved to an internal strategy role as Global Vice President of Strategy for a multinational insurance company, ACE, headquartered in Bermuda. Leading this newly created department she oversaw post merger integration, cost containment, strategy and change management projects across the four regions and 50 offices on behalf of the Executive Team. As part of her role she guided the development of their first global CSR and employee engagement strategy, combined with the development of a signature initiative for their ACE Foundation.
Since creating her own independent consulting practice in 2006, Elizabeth has led over 30 social impact consulting projects in North America and Asia and has conducted training workshops with 100+ organizations. Elizabeth brings a unique perspective due to her knowledge of the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She has consulted with leading organizations including SOHO Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, HSBC, Half the Sky Foundation and the China Youth Development Foundation, to develop research-based strategic plans, measure impact, enhance governance processes or facilitate stakeholder convenings. She also works with companies to create greater social impact while leveraging their unique assets and addressing business constraints, and is a certified Shared Value consultant.