ward howell
Sonia Prais
Partner
+1 (516) 815 7800
Practice Areas - Omnichannel Retail, Lifestyle, Beauty

Sonia Prais has spent more than 20 years in executive search. With a focus in retail, beauty, and lifestyle, Sonia works in the U.S. and extensively across Europe, India, and Asia. She has specific expertise in relocating candidates globally for her clients, often to challenging markets.

Over the last two decades, Sonia has worked with startups, major corporations, successful growth businesses, and pure-play e-commerce, and has introduced and driven growth for overseas brands in the U.S. market. Before joining Ward Howell, Ms. Prais was president of Claridge Search & Consulting, building it to a global scale and working with a diverse group of retailers, department stores, and luxury and mass brands. She works with her clients across functions and levels within their business, consulting on internal organizational structure, succession planning, and global relocation of “best in class” talent.

Sonia was born in the United Kingdom, and has lived in the United States for over 20 years.