Justin Sosne

Vice President

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Justin’s empathy and insight make him the ideal chief people officer for BGA. He is responsible for ensuring the company attracts, empowers and retains the world’s top talent. Because he personifies these qualities, he is a virtual divining rod for finding people with strong motivation and passion for the work we do. He weaves the threads of the company’s culture into its support for clients and engaging others, driving a people-focused culture.

As a Jewish kid from North Carolina, Justin was raised loving sweet tea, corned beef and Michael Jordan. His work empowering women and girls around the world at the State Department drew our attention to him. He excelled in advising BGA clients on how to add value for communities and people across Asia as a core foundation for achieving their goals and growing their business. Justin has devoted his career to fostering partnerships, international understanding and opportunities for others. He and his wife Erin spend their free time being outsmarted by their son Levi, daughter Eva and yellow lab Mazel.

  • Senior Director, BowerGroupAsia
  • International Affairs Executive on detail to The Coca-Cola Company from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Senior Policy Advisor and Special Assistant, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Global Issues Specialist, Office of the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Core Fellow in Public Affairs


  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia

Functional Expertise

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Fast-moving consumer goods
  • Human Resources


  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
  • Carnegie Mellon University (2007-2009): Master of Science (M.S.) in Public Policy and Management
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Spanish
  • Coursework in Southeast Asian economics and history, National University of Singapore
  • Coursework in Spanish culture and literature, La Universidad de Sevilla
  • Coursework in economics, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute
  • Informal advisor to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Asia Council

  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
  • U.S. Department of State Superior Honor
Selected Publications and Presentations
Men & Boys Are Part of the Solution, Justin Sosne

Men and Boys are Part of the Solution, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog, September 21, 2015

Coca-Cola Inspired Diplomacy

Coca-Cola Inspired Diplomacy, Coca-Cola Journey, October 1, 2014

US Companies Face a LGBT Challenge in ASEAN, Justin Sosne

U.S. Companies Face an LGBT Challenge in ASEAN, The Diplomat, December 21, 2016

Men & Boys Are Part of the Solution, Justin Sosne

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Coca-Cola Inspired Diplomacy

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US Companies Face a LGBT Challenge in ASEAN, Justin Sosne

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