Manik Suri is an entrepreneur building technology to help fight climate change and ensure a safe and sustainable food supply globally.

Manik is Founder and CEO of Therma, a technology startup whose mission is to help protect our food, health, and planet. Therma builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, improve energy efficiency and reduce refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. Therma is deployed across thousands of restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies worldwide, with leading brands including McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger King, NOW Foods, 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.

Manik tweets @ManikVSuri and blogs here.

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