Private sector leadership

Abhay Soorya

Member since 2023

Occupation: Senior Director, Strategic Solutions at C3 AI

I would like to use my skills of technology and management for the betterment of society.


Having studied Engineering, Economics & Management at Oxford University and an MBA at INSEAD, Abhay Soorya has had a very multi-faceted career spanning the Finance, Energy & Utilities, and Technology sectors. During the latter roles, Abhay developed a passion for using technology to combat emerging challenges such as climate change; in his current role, he expands the use and impact of artificial intelligence in industries of critical importance to economies. On a personal note, Abhay enjoys reading contemporary journalism and exercise, having competed extensively in various sporting disciplines and in debating. He works well in high-energy environments in which people dare to make a difference, and he is excited to be among the first cohort of members of the UK Young Academy, helping to set stage and shape to the Academy’s future workings.


  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Education and skills
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Public Engagement
  • Public Health
  • Supporting early career researchers
  • Supporting research, industry, and business

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