Sonia Takhar is an expert in multifaceted policy issues involving security and development concerns in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Her work in the last few months has focused on sustainable development solutions resulting from the resource sector, most specifically the mining and oil industry. In addition, she has recently completed work for Inter-American Development Bank, Canada-ASEAN Business Council and The Conference Board of Canada. Sonia’s work extensively aims to connect solutions between expanding industry and businesses whilst improving developmental issues, particularly within the energy exploration sectors. Sonia is currently based in Paris and is concentrating on foreign policy and energy issues related to the Eurozone and the Middle East.