Suman Sureshbabu joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2008. As an Associate Director, she leads strategic development and execution of the Foundation’s energy initiative. She has grown this work from its inception and currently focuses on promoting economic development through energy access. Suman’s previous work at the Foundation included a focus on agriculture, urbanization, and resilience, and she has worked in both the Asia and Africa regional offices.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Sureshbabu was a Fulbright Scholar and Project Manager at the Center for Sustainable Development Initiatives (CENSUDI), and a consultant for the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), both in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Her previous experience also includes consultancies with UNDP-Malawi, Environmental Defense Fund, Oxfam America, and the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka. Ms. Sureshbabu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.