Surya is a policy advocacy and communications professional with over 14 years of cross-sectoral experience in policy advisory, advocacy campaigns, stakeholder outreach and engagement, and overall programme management. She has strong expertise in devising result-oriented advocacy campaigns, and driving thought leadership programmes, especially social impact issues. Over her extensive experience working with stakeholders and clients from diverse sectors, she has cultivated a deep understanding of various policy issues in healthcare, sustainability, consumer businesses, and human and gender rights.
Surya has been instrumental in engaging with policymakers at the Central and State Government levels, sectoral influencers, and experts, to create and shape policy discourse on social and business issues of pressing concern. She spearheaded the “Sustainable Health Dialogue” platform established by Chase India. Before Chase India/Avian WE, she was associated with MSL. Surya holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Symbiosis International University.