Prerna Suri is an accomplished communicator who has worked in journalism, corporate communications, public affairs, public policy and crisis comms.
Prerna is currently Vice President, Communications, for Asia and the Middle East for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), leading strategic comms, external comms, internal comms and CSR comms for the world’s second largest music label for both regions.
Prior to Sony Music, Prerna was heading comms for South East Asia at the American tech giants, Facebook and Cisco. Prerna has also served in the United Nations as the Asia Pacific Spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), communicating some of the most complex and challenging issues facing the humanitarian world in the Asian region. Prior to her UN assignment, Prerna was an award-winning foreign correspondent with Al Jazeera English and the BBC- gaining global recognition as a conflict reporter and presenter.
Prerna gained her Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from India’s prestigious Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is also an alumna of Harvard Business School’s CORE program on business fundamentals. Prerna is a fellow at the Asian Forum on Global Governance, taking a close look at the Asian region and at the challenges facing the global community and is a TEDX speaker, passionate about spreading the idea of how we need to recognise and take action against bias.
Outside of work, Prerna enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid cyclist, lifts weights and believes in the power of meditation.