Suja Chandrasekaran is a tech leader with a progressive global career that has spanned across multiple continents, and has led some of the world’s greatest retail and manufacturing organizations, culminating as the Chief Information Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. At K-C, Suja leads all technology, digital, data and applications capabilities, globally - she is enabling a transformative technology capability in enabling profitable growth for Kimberly-Clark. For Walmart, she worked to enable delivery of a consistent, integrated, scaled, and seamless experience to the customer across all channels. She also led the digital marketing transformation at PepsiCo and business process and technology transformation at Nestle AG.
Suja has received numerous accolades and has been recognized by numerous organizations. In 2016, Suja was named top 10 women in retail tech by Chain Store Age. She was recognized as top Digital Visionary by Consumer Goods Technology magazine in 2016 and was named one of the Top 10 Digital & Technology Leaders in the United States by the Financial Times, which also nominated Suja for board of director memberships of public companies.
Suja is passionate about developing women in technology, as well as supporting Asian Women Leadership, Women of Color in STEM initiatives and currently leads several platforms to actively develop women. She is also closely engaged with the startup and VC communities in Silicon Valley and India. She advises CEOs of Silicon Valley based technology startups, on digital marketing, ecommerce, mobility, data and analytics. She is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Silicon Valley, a non-profit body that supports and develops tech entrepreneurs globally.