Sonja Jost wins Victress Life Science Award 2015

Wednesday, 22. April 2015

Sonja Jost was honored with the Victress Award 2015 presented by Alex von Frankenberg from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) in front of 800 invited guests.

Sonja Jost (right) © victressinitiative

Sonja Jost is a former UniCat member in Reinhard Schomäcker’s group and now CEO of DexLeChem. Her work as innovator and foundress of a high-tech startup for Green Chemistry, as well as her clear growth oriented vision convinced the jury.

Sonja Jost and her team sell innovative production processes that combine economical as well as ecological competitive advantages to the pharmaceutical and chemical industry for more than two years.

In addition, Sonja Jost gives advice to governmental organisations, NGOs, as well as several political parties regarding Green Chemistry, high-tech innovations and promotes women in so-called STEM-professions.

Her laudation was held by Eckart Reinke, Managing Director of the German Institute of Directors (Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte) The prize honors female leaders from six different categories, e.g. Regine Sixt was awarded for her lifetime achievement while Nena got the Victress Music Award.

All laureates serve as role models proving that success, leadership and femininity can be combined.

About DexLeChem

Founded out of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat (Unifying Concepts in Catalysis) DexLeChem GmbH is offering high-tech services to the chemical/pharmaceutical industry. Looking from the perspective of Green Chemistry the company develops innovative solutions that combine ecological and economic benefits.

The interdisciplinary team currently counts twelve employees and specializes in homogeneous catalysis, technical chemistry, process engineering and quantum physics. Since April 2014 the company is located at the CoLaborator, Müllerstrasse 178, 13353 Berlin. More details at