Sumana Rajarethnam Keynote Speaker

  • Spent 9 years as analyst, principal and director at the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Experience in the fast-paced Chinese tech sector, including ByteDance.
  • Proven ability to influence mindsets through strategic communication.

Sumana Rajarethnam's Biography

Sumana Rajarethnam, a distinguished Singaporean national, has carved a niche for himself as a senior policy professional with an impressive 17 years of experience in business advisory. Notably, his tenure at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) from 2011 to 2020, where he ascended through roles as an analyst, principal, and director, showcases his deep analytical prowess and leadership capabilities. Currently, Rajarethnam is a sought-after speaker, celebrated for his engaging talks on strategic communication, evidence-based analysis, and the impact of technology on global business practices.

Rajarethnam prides himself on his unique ability to shift perspectives, unearth new opportunities, and transform mindsets through his compelling advocacy and strategic communication, underpinned by rigorous, evidence-based analysis. His recent endeavors in the Chinese technology sector, notably with ByteDance, the conglomerate behind the global sensation TikTok, have enriched his expertise, particularly in understanding the dynamic tech landscape and its business implications.

In a significant move, Rajarethnam rejoined The Economist Group to spearhead the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN) in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His role, effective from 1 August, involves leading the EICN’s events and briefings programme, a platform he is keen to utilize to engage with members and share insights on the evolving global business environment.

His exceptional speaking capabilities lie at the heart of his ability to transform and influence the global business landscape. His presentations, characterized by insightful analysis and compelling advocacy, not only illuminate the complexities of technology and policy but also offer strategic solutions to pressing challenges. Rajarethnam’s return to the forefront of strategic communication, especially within the dynamic environments of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, underscores his commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding. Whether addressing industry leaders or engaging with members of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, his speaking engagements are a testament to his profound impact on audiences, driving change and inspiring innovation in the world of business and beyond.

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