Currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas but he is a native of Uganda. He attended Dallas Baptist University where he earned a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. He also attended the University of Dallas, where he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Finance. He is a successful entrepreneur and he currently teaches Corporate Finance at Dallas Baptist University in Texas; he has also previously taught at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. He is proudly married to Eva and their marriage is blessed one girl and three boys, and as a family, they attend First Baptist Dallas Church. Dr. Sonko is the founder and visionary behind EATBETA.
With a good job and an established family in the United States, Dr. Sonko would have no reason to think about Africa; but he is reminded that he was raised and grew up in Africa and he knows, first hand, the challenges facing most Africans who live in sub-Saharan Africa. He believes that empowering smallholder farmers, with skills in business acumen and modern agriculture, would eventually help to transform rural livelihoods. He is now determined to use the skills and experience he has acquired through education and work, while living in the United States for almost two decades, to contribute to Africa’s transformation from the nagging problem of poverty.