Before She Became a Banking Giant, Sonja Kohn Was a ‘Domestic Engineer’


Sure, she lost billions of dollars in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and may have had to go into hiding from the Russian oligarchs whose money it was, but is not Sonja Kohn, the feisty founder of Vienna’s Bank Medici, kind of a feminist hero? Quoth the Journal: “Ms. Kohn, who was raised in Vienna, spent the 1970s and 1980s between Milan and Zurich. Her official U.S. stock brokerage employment history states that during that time Ms. Kohn was a ‘domestic engineer, or housewife.’” [WSJ]