Manik Suri is an entrepreneur using technology and lean business methods to help fight climate change, improve regulatory enforcement, and ensure a sustainable food supply globally.
Manik is Founder and CEO of CoInspect, a technology startup whose mission is to help protect our food and our planet. CoInspect builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, energy inefficiency and refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. CoInspect is deployed across thousands of restaurants, manufacturing plants, and government agencies worldwide, with leading brands including Starbucks, McDonalds, Domino’s, Chick-fil-A, 7-Eleven and Wyndham Hotels.
Previously, Manik co-founded The Governance Lab (GovLab), an innovation center at NYU that develops technology solutions to improve government. Manik is a former Affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and earlier held positions at global investment firm D. E. Shaw & Company and the White House National Economic Council. Manik has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a Truman Security Fellow. He writes on technology, climate change and public policy.
Manik holds an A.B. in Government summa cum laude from Harvard College, an M.Phil in International Relations (Highest Honors) from Cambridge University, where he studied as Harvard University’s annual Paul Williams Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he earned numerous Dean’s Scholar commendations. He is admitted to the California Bar.
Manik has published in leading academic journals, edited volumes, and national media outlets. He speaks Hindi, Spanish, and basic Mandarin.