Speakers Bio & Abstract

Suhel Bidani Lead - Digital and Supply Chain Platforms
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BiographySuhel Bidani is the lead for Digital and Supply Chain platforms in the India office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for the digital/ICT and supply chain interventions required across the foundations programmatic work in India. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, he served as a Partner in PwC (India) as part of the global Government & Public Sector advisory practice. Before PwC, he spent ~9 years with Wipro Consulting Services (consulting arm of Wipro Technologies) in various roles.

In his 17+ years of professional career, he has worked extensively in business and technology advisory across 25+ countries. A significant part of the last decade, he has spent on ICT4D in the developing countries. He has led the strategy & design work for national-level e-Government initiatives for 9 countries in Asia and Africa.

Suhel holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and an MBA in Strategy and Systems. While he had been a very successful, fast-track corporate executive, Suhels heart lies in social development and has an amazing sense of commitment to the vision of all lives have equal value.