Suman Sureshbabu joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2008. As an Associate Director, she identifies and works with Foundation grantees and partners, and assists with the strategic development and execution of current and emerging Foundation initiatives. Ms. Sureshbabu has worked in both the Africa and Asia regional offices. Her work at the Foundation focuses on urbanization, gender, and market based solutions to rural electrification.
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.