People

Suma Chander

Principal

Suma Chander

“My goal is to identify technological solutions that help our clients optimize efficiency and boost performance.”

Suma Chander is a Principal at PKF O’Connor Davies with over 25 years of experience. As a seasoned leader, Suma has expertise in driving high-level technology strategy for organizations of all sizes, including start-up initiatives.

Before joining PKF O’Connor Davies, Suma held various “C-Suite” leadership roles and led technology and operations at two different hedge funds. She was responsible for building public and private partnerships, negotiating partnership agreements, fundraising, securing government grants and proposing technological solutions for infrastructure projects that help drive innovation and profitability.

Suma is also skilled in budgeting, product management, software development and revenue maximization. She is recognized for strong project management and team building proficiency.

Beyond her role at PKF O’Connor Davies, Suma is very passionate about impact and advocacy initiatives and has worked with various social enterprises and philanthropic organizations that promote skill training and employment amongst disadvantaged populations.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences Inc, India/U.S. – President and Lead Member of Board of Directors
  • Creative-Million USA – Member, Advisory Board of Industree Foundation
  • Columbia Impact Investing Club – Member
  • Ripa Ladrang Foundation – Member, Board of Directors and Director of Fundraising and Sustainability

Education