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Thorkil Sonne

Chairman, Specialist People Foundation

Biography

Thorkil Sonne is founder of the not-for-profit Specialist People Foundation, which owns the For-Profit Specialisterne founded in 2004 to make a future for his son, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Sonne has a background in IT and as chair of a local autism organisation. Sonne has been honoured with the Autism Prize 2004 by Autism Denmark and IT Prize by The Danish IT Industry Association. He was also named ‘Brave Thinkers’ by The Atlantic Magazine and ‘Intelligent Optimist’ by Ode Magazine.