VENKAT SURESH (2016-17) has over 20 years of global experience in executive management and consulting. He has worked in the telecommunications and healthcare industries across North America, India and the APAC region. Venkat is an entrepreneurial thinker with a proven track record of cultivating relationships with C-level and senior executives. He is an expert at identifying, cultivating, negotiating and managing strategic partnerships in multi-cultural environments and leading the system integration of products. He has worked in Silicon Valley startups and at companies including Openwave, Metricom and Mobility Networks. Venkat has an MS from Arizona State University and an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC.