President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Sonja Licht is the president of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE).
She founded BFPE in 2003 in order to create an organization that will continuously
work on capacity building of people active in public life, politicians in the first
place. It is the principal organizer of the Belgrade Security Forum.
Ms. Licht was part of the Yugoslav dissident movement from the late sixties.
Between 1991 and 1995 was the co-chair of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly. From
1991 to 2003 she was the CEO of the Fund for an Open Society (Soros Foundation)
in Yugoslavia (later Serbia).
She has been a board member of numerous reputable international and local
organisations, and laureate of numerous awards including the Star of Italian
Solidarity, French Legion of Honour and Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland. She was a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch
Academy in 2015.