Surina Shukri is CEO of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Surina brings two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies including global multinationals, middle-market companies, and early-stage startups across the financial services, natural resources, and technology sectors. She has 17 years of Wall Street experience as an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase & Co for the better part of the last 17 years. During her time at Wall Street, she honed her skills advising on multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, and even served as a member of the Commercial Banking Executive Committee at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Surina is also the founder of SheNovation Ventures in 2018. Based in New York, SheNovation Ventures focuses heavily on the blockchain sector and in addition to providing capital, also advocates and provides education and insights into using the still-nascent technology for social good. Additionally, Surina also is part of the core team at Women 4 Blockchain, a female-centric group that aims to help build nurture the blockchain ecosystem by connecting and educating groups and individuals about the tech.