Surya Ramkumar

Board Member, The Netherlands

Master of Science in computer science from National University of Singapore; Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University


Diversity & Inclusion, Work & Security

Surya Ramkumar (she/her) has around 20 years of experience in fast-paced and global corporations. She works for Microsoft, currently leading the Modern Work & Security business group in Middle East & Africa. Before Microsoft, Surya was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where she has worked with over thirty organizations in different sectors on topics ranging from strategy to organization and commercial excellence to digital transformation. Before that, she worked at Citigroup and Accenture.

During her professional career, she has been involved in Diversity & Inclusion agendas in the corporate world in various capacities, and she is a regular speaker/ panelist on women in technology. Surya is particularly passionate about digital inclusion, especially about the gender norms and perceptions in technology use and development and about creating equal opportunities for girls to pursue careers in science and technology. Surya was born in India, she is an avid traveler, having lived in 9 countries and travelled to 30+ countries, which helps her to bring a nuanced understanding and empathy in different contexts and cultures.