Suresh Raj is the Global Chief Growth Officer for Virtue, a Vice Media Group Company in New York. Recognitions include being named to two prominent global lists – (1) Financial Times’ and Yahoo! Finance’s Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Leaders as well as (2) the Top 100 LGBTQ+ Executive Leaders for the last five consecutive years. Suresh is a founding member of The Collective, which includes senior LGBTQ+ leaders from across private sector, government/politics and NGOs, a global mentor for INvolve, the diversity and inclusion specialists and an inaugural member of McKinsey’s The Alliance, a global network of senior LGBTQ+ leaders.
Suresh is one of the most vocal proponents of diversity, inclusion and equality, sitting in the intersectionality of being a person of colour, LGBTQ+ and of multicultural background. Suresh was raised in Malaysia to Christian/Muslim parents, having lived in the UK and now New York. Suresh is openly gay and of Middle Eastern/Asian descent. Suresh shares his story of a multi-cultural upbringing and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and the current challenges in racism across the world.