S. Sita Sonty

S. Sita Sonty

Sita Sonty is a Partner and Associate Director in the Public Sector and Aerospace And Defense practices of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Prior to joining BCG, Sita made history as the Head of Human Spaceflight Sales at SpaceX, where she executed the first private spaceflight sales on the Crew Dragon on a Lower Earth Orbit Free Flyer and to the International Space Station. Sita also guided market strategy for Starlink.

Before SpaceX, Sita was Vice President for International Business with the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), where she directed SNC’s Business Review Teams to conduct cost benefit analysis and risk mitigation for international defense and space sales pursuits, including capture management, legal, tax, finance, supply chain, engineering, and product design. Sita shaped SNC’s negotiation strategy to drive global defense and space expansion. Prior to SNC, Sita led corporate engagement with U.S. Executive Branch agencies and ensured compliance with legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks for multiple Administrations as Director for National Security at Raytheon International.

Sita amassed over fifteen years of service as a career Foreign Service Officer. Sita led the International Security Advisory Board bringing A&D companies’ strategic recommendations to Secretary Kerry; she also served as Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs and Senior Advisor for Defense Sales to South and Central Asia.  Her overseas stints include Croatia, Libya, Syria, Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq (2004), and Egypt.

She graduated with distinction from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; studied at Jussieu in Paris (1998) and the Centre des Etudes Maghrebienne en Tunisie (CEMAT) (2001); and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in Political Science and Economics.  Her native tongue is Telugu; she also speaks Hindi, French, Arabic, Croatian, and Urdu.  Sita serves as Executive Board Member for Women in Aerospace, the Washington Leadership Program, and Co-Chair of the Defense Working Group for the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).