Ria Sankar

Ria Sankar

Director of Analytics and Program Management



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Ria is a Director of Program Management at Microsoft. She is a founding member of the AI for Good team, responsible for infusing data, AI and machine-learning techniques to solve complex scenarios like ethical compliance and humanitarian efforts.

Ria is a 10-year Microsoft veteran with a long, cross-discipline career spanning program management, product strategy, digital marketing, customer research, analytics, and strategic partnerships.

She previously drove Program Management within the Microsoft’s AI Products & Research product division. In a prior role as Group Manager of Product Planning, Ria led a team of rockstar PMs and analysts that delivered impactful insights recognized by Microsoft’s SLT.

She enjoys giving back to the community by serving on several non-profit boards and coaching the next generation of product and analytics leaders at Product School, a premier education startup.