Sonja Klima was recently appointed as Chief Executive of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Sonja, who previously spent nine successful years as a senior board member of the Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe Foundation took up the reins in March 2019. In her role as CEO Sonja Klima will oversee the daily operations of the riding school including the famous arena, rider training and management of the entire employee team. Included in those responsibilities are the national breeding, health and sales of the Lipizzaner horses. Commercial decisions around sponsorship, promotion, public relations, event marketing, courses, seminars and international tours will also be Sonja Klima’s responsibility.