About

Surinder Hundal has over 25 years’ multi-faceted international business management experience gained from leading influential senior roles in dynamic businesses.

Surinder set up Rippleseed in 2008 to work as a specialist in the field of responsible business management and cross-sector partnerships. She is an accredited partnership broker and holds a post-graduate certificate in Cross-sector Partnerships from the University of Cambridge.

She is an associate and  Director of  the Partnership Brokering Association (http://partnershipbrokers.org), the international professional entity set up to promote good partnership brokering practice through education and vocational training, networking and action enquiry and participative research.

Surinder was an executive director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), a global not-for-profit leadership organisation set up by HRH The Prince of Wales to work with global business leaders on corporate responsibility and sustainable development initiatives world-wide. The role offered her a unique opportunity to explore first-hand, how business leaders and global businesses address critical issue around sustainability and responsible business management. It also helped her engage with a wide range of development themes around climate change, business standards, education, health, economic development, inclusive business, employment and economic migration and gender empowerment. She worked on a wide range of initiatives involving IBLF member companies, UN agencies, international aid agencies, donors, NGOs, governments and business coalitions.

Before joining IBLF, Surinder worked at Nokia, where she led senior, global level communications and brand management roles, as well as supporting its CSR practice and partnerships.

Prior to Nokia, Surinder headed an integrated communications and corporate social responsibility function at a global $4 billion mobile communications start-up. She was a key contributor to the development of strategic alliances and partnerships in order to deliver a new model of low-cost mobile telecommunications in developing markets. She began her business career with British Telecommunications plc, where she held several management roles in international corporate relations, business-to-business marketing and partnership development.

Her time in the telecommunications businesses investing in local infrastructures and services gave her insights into the value of technology in supporting economic and social development and she remains a passionate advocate of the role if technology in development.

Surinder is skilled in developing well-knitted, high performing multi-cultural teams.  She has substantive Board level working and senior management counselling experience.

She has delivered a multi-faceted portfolio of publishing and speaking commitments as well as training for academic and professional organisations in the field of international business management, communications, marketing, corporate social responsibility and innovation management.

Surinder is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in the UK.   She holds a MBA from Cass Business School (City University) in London; a PhD from University of London and a BSc Honours in Life Sciences from the University of Westminster, London.

Surinder was born in Tanzania, raised first in Kenya and then in England.  She has lived and worked in Singapore, Finland, Japan, the United States, China, India, South Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and continental Europe.

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