References | Bridging the trust deficit between customer and supplier

Edward Kershaw

VP, Client Services at Nielsen


Suresh can be a tough negotiator, but he does take time to understand the commercial rationale behind the numbers. I believe he'll be a strong asset to any commercial organisation

David Berry

Head of Services Procurement at Partnership Services (Business Service Centre of the John Lewis Partnership)


Suresh is an experienced professional with a wealth of sourcing knowledge across many areas of spend. He has great interpersonal skills and always delivers great results. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Suresh again in the future

Shekar Ramamurthi

CEO


Suresh is an energetic person with a very strong drive for results. He is reliable, dedicated, consistent and experienced on all key aspects of his role. He is a tough negotiator but at the same time, very fair; he has a very good understanding of the industry & the environment which makes him a preferred partner on a range of areas; he is process driven and has a fine balance between the “What” and the “How” aspects of work; he is a person of very high integrity and stands out as a role model for the rest of the team.

Suresh is flexible, adaptable and understands both the strategic as well as the operational aspects of the business. He is creative, challenges status quo and is never afraid to venture into new areas or wade through ambiguity. Beyond his own team, Suresh is looked upon as a leader, coach and guide by his peers & other members of the team who go to him for advice on a range of issues. His down to earth style coupled with his excellent networking abilities makes him a natural leader with a strong orientation for collaborative team work

Josh Foulger

Country Head and MD, Foxconn International Holding, India


It has been a pleasure to know Suresh the past few years. On very few occasions, I have seen someone come onboard and truely hit the ground running. And, that is precisely what Suresh did in 2007, in Nokia Chennai. He picked-up an important part of our business, and bought in the needed speed and localization. His support for me during that time in Manufacturing engineering was invaluable. Under Suresh, the indirect sourcing portfolio in Chennai has grown quite systematically and professionally. The things I have admired with Suresh are his ability to remain cool under pressure, his precision in handling contracts, and his through documentation. I wish him all the very best in the future.

Mikko Kivisto

Chief Procurement Officer, International Business Country Procurement at Fujitsu


I have had the pleasure of knowing Suresh for the last five years. He was the face of indirect sourcing to the largest mobile factory in the world. Our INS team ramped up from almost nothing to a solid team delivering success during this time. Stakeholder engagement was at its peak resulting in our involvement in the factory expansion project, one among the many other interesting projects we did there.

Suresh is a very creative person and a passionate leader, while his positive energy is contagious and communication style is clear. Always thinking out of the box he built solid inroads for us to engage with new businesses like Nokia Money as part of our New Initiatives activity.

I would like to recommend Suresh’s forward thinking style and drive to bring innovative solutions on line, beyond the traditional sourcing approach.

Stephen Yap

Business Head at Ipsos MORI


As a supplier, we don't always look forward to working with clients' sourcing teams, but Suresh was an exception. I found Suresh to be highly professional, open-minded and fair - as well as flexible and quick to learn, as evidenced by his ability to operate competently across a diversity of different categories. I especially appreciated Suresh's ability to see the bigger picture and to understand value, not just cost

Martin Hollinworth

Director of Reverse Supply Chain Network Design at Microsoft


I worked closely with Suresh on multiple sourcing projects in APOC and was always impressed by the balanced approach he brought to the table, especially while we were in face to face supplier negotiations. Always collaborative yet firm and able to respond quickly to challenging situations. Equally working together remotely across time zones Suresh could easily take high level business requirements, develop commercial agreements and drive forward without support. Suresh is an asset to any team

Edwin Heslinga

Director Global Services at Microsoft


I worked with Suresh for the last 2 years on various complex business projects. Suresh has always come across as a extremely knowledge-able but also business practical professional. His understanding of the business objectives and translating these to plans which people can execute against are extraordinary. I highly recommend Suresh as a great resource to any team

Padmanaban Shivakumar

Senior Director & Global Head - Markets Care at Microsoft


Suresh supported me as the sourcing lead for a complex transformation project in APAC region which had challenging ramp-up expectations. They way Suresh stepped up to build business proposition, selection of vendors to concluding the contractual aspects within a record time, had helped the organisation meet its business objectives earlier than expected. Suresh’s great energy, professional attitude, deep domain knowledge in sourcing, win-win negotiation approach and amiable nature makes him a very valuable individual for any team in any organisation. Great experience working with you Suresh.

Mike McCormack

Oracle


Suresh worked for me at Nokia and through the Microsoft integration. He was my go to guy in Asia for all sourcing and supplier activities in support of the care business. Suresh has strong commercial acumen, works extremely collaboratively with internal stakeholders and suppliers but remains a strong business challenger. A tough negotiator in a commercial environment but seeks to provide win-win where possible. One great trait of Suresh is he is always reading widely , networking and externally validating his ideas. He is regularly bringing fresh thinking to the business he supports and contextualize within the wider business environment.

Paul Cooper


Supply Chain | Service Delivery | After-market | Procurement | Managed Service | Business Dev | International Experience

Suresh has supported me in my role for more than three years and during this time I valued highly his inputs and contributions. He works extremely well with suppliers, both at the negotiating table and also in a business development role. He has amassed a considerable knowledge of the reverse supply chain for Mobile and applies this knowledge to solve challenges. He regularly thinks out of the box, has a challenger mind-set and is not shy to use it. Over the past eighteen months, he was called on frequently to cost-optimise the operations and was able to provide thought leadership and construct high quality scenarios and cost comparisons for management review. He is a team-player and can be counted upon in good times and bad. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you Suresh, and hope our future paths cross again.

contact
Fields marked with an * are required