Surjit Chana is the Vice Chairman of CFH, Board Director of the University of Surrey Foundation and working on his Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellowship project.
Surjit has over 35 years’ experience in the private and social sectors. He has deep general management, strategy, operations, marketing & communications, sales/fundraising, CSR, governance, technology and digital skills. His prior roles include Chief Operating Officer, IBM Digital, Chief Marketing, Communications and CSR Officer, IBM Europe and Executive Vice President of a nonprofit, Women’s World Banking. Surjit was a member of IBM’s Global Senior Leadership Team for 10 years. His Harvard Fellowship focused on advanced leadership skills to address societal challenges (ESG) and impact of technology on leadership skills. He continues to work on his fellowship project focused on defining solutions to reduce inter-generational poverty and improve gender equality.
He is a Physics graduate from the University of Surrey and holds patents for his work on transaction processing and expert systems/artificial intelligence.
His passion is to apply his skills and experiences to have a social impact to improve the lives of underserved communities.