Biosketch for Sooriya Tandrayen

Country Director – France Mr. Sooriya Tandrayen is currently Senior Lead for Strategic Customer Engagement at a global software provider SAP, a leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related services, employing +87 000 employees over 130 countries. Interestingly, SAP’s vision is about « to help the world run better and improve people’s lives ». With his engagement in the GFCH, Mr. Tandrayen wants to take the 5-2035 vision further, by embracing the dream of curbing down the CNCD (chronic non-communicable diseases; related conditions of type II diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular diseases) in Mauritius. Prior to joining SAP where he has been for the last 16+ years, he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick’s consulting practice in Paris.  He began his career as an engineer in the nuclear power industry at Electricité de France (EDF). Mr. Tandrayen was born in Mauritius and still has strong roots in the island.  He attended Royal College Port-Louis secondary school and then headed for Paris where he received a Masters of Science in Physical Chemistry in Aero-contamination from Université Denis Diderot.  He then completed an Engineering degree under official qualification from the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and the Ecole Centrale de Paris (now known as CentraleSupélec).  He also completed as Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) with honors, in Enterprise Organization and Production Management. Mr. Tandrayen lives in Paris with his wife and two children.