Interview with Syed Suroor Anwar, Vice-President (APAC), Strategy and Commercial at RS Components

The Impact of the Manufacturing Industry on the Environment


Syed Suroor Anwar Vice President - Strategy and Commercial (APAC)

Syed Suroor Anwar has vast international experiences in Asia, Europe, and North America, with key eCommerce and technology companies. At present, he is the Vice President for Strategy and Commercial for RS Components – the Asia Pacific. In his current capacity, he is responsible for formulating the go-to-market strategy for RS in the Asia Pacific and implementing that through managing the overall product and supplier offer on the website and sales enablement through digital, marketing, sales effectiveness, and customer experience.


Suroor has been with RS Components for more than 7 years in multiple leadership roles across the business. He has extensive work experience in P&L management, Transformation Sourcing, and Supply Chain with companies like SKF and Tata Motors in India where he was responsible for setting up greenfield projects and establishing their supply chain and vendor management functions. In 2011, Suroor moved to Singapore to work with Applied Materials Inc. to formulate and drive the contract manufacturing strategy and supplier quality improvement before joining RS.


He is a mechanical engineer by qualification from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi. Suroor also holds a Six Sigma Master Black belt and Lean Master certifications. Suroor is also a fond writer and contributor to some of the pioneering works in Continuous Improvement books and forums.


RS Components’ local warehouse stocked with over 500,000 industrial and electronic products

1. Could you share with us RS Components’ background and history?

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omnichannel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers