Surya holds a Bachelor of Mass Communications (Hons.) from the University Technology of MARA, Malaysia and is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Malaysia. He is a communications professional and corporate planner with over 18 years of experience in corporate development, stakeholder management, and strategic business planning.
He has served UEM Group Berhad, Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad, DRB-Hicom Group Berhad and CLIQ Energy Berhad in various capacities such as Senior Manager, General Manager and Head of Corporate Communications. Prior to his appointment with HRC, he was Director of Communications for Sedania Innovator Berhad.