Ms Suman currently serves as the Managing Trustee of Change Planet Partners Climate Innovation Foundation based in Hyderabad,India that has its core object to promote climate innovation in India. In this role, she drives the Foundation’s strategy, partnerships-connects, research and advocacy, innovation and incubation, administration and governance support functions.
Since the foundation’s inception with which she was closely associated, she has had the privilege to lead the Foundation’s efforts in delivering on a range of science-policy tools and methods, innovative FEW nexus pilot models, pioneering digital advocacy initiatives, facilitating the formation of the India national hunger and malnutrition CSO coalition, participating in UNFCCC COP18 gender climate deliberations, participating in key climate science-policy-business interface events and global innovation challenges, publishing on contemporary climate-development nexus challenge themes and helping the Foundation garner wide international and national attention to its climate innovation promotion focused impact work.
In the past, she served as the Mentor for Women in Business Mentoring Track of the Cheri Blair Foundation and also volunteered to be the UN Women WEE Knowledge Gateway Champion.
Her broad career interests span climate change, sustainability, strategic carbon management,climate resilient development.She holds an MBA (St. Carbon Management) from the UEA, the UK, Advanced Diplomas in Management Consultancy and Systems Management and a B.Tech (Chem. Engg).