Suman Sureshbabu is a Managing Director at The Rockefeller Foundation leading the jobs and livelihoods portfolio for the newly created Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP). GEAPP is a $1.5 billion grant-funded initiative aimed at ending energy poverty, reducing carbon emissions, and improving and enabling new jobs. She currently focuses on promoting economic development through energy access, with a particular focus on promoting gender equity. Suman’s previous work at the Foundation included a focus on agriculture and community-based urban movements. Prior to joining the Foundation Suman was a Fulbright Scholar in Northern Ghana and has worked on microfinance and gender equity interventions through various consultancies.
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 School of Public and International Affairs.