Dr Soraya Jones



Soraya is driven by her passion to promote innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship, especially amongst the next generation. She feels privileged to be involved with the visionary Homerton Changemakers Programme where she is currently the Director of  Engagement & Operations. She is also an Associate Fellow of the College.

After many years as part of the senior leadership team of Tribal Group Plc, Soraya became the first CEO of Cambridge Wireless (CW) from 2007 to 2015, where she was successful in growing the business from a one-person company to a membership cluster of over 425 companies and 20 industry-focused Special Interest Groups Forums, making it one of the premier tech clusters in the UK. She stepped down in 2015 to pursue other ventures including becoming an entrepreneur-in-residence at St. John’s Innovation Centre, Innovation Ambassador for the Bradfield Centre and setting up her own consultancy business. She sits on various Advisory boards including the UEA Innovation Advisory board and is also the INNOVATEUK Ambassador for Women in Innovation. She has recently been appointed as the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (hosted by the University of East Anglia). Born in Malaysia, Soraya holds BSc and MSc degrees from Indiana University, USA, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge (Education).