Aashmi Rajya Lakshmi Rana
Aashmi Rana is currently a Senior Advisor for KPMG in India for the Nepal Corridor Program.
She is the Founder and Managing Director of Rana Global Pvt. Ltd, a public relations management consultancy firm that helps clients solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance. The profile of clients she works with include IFIs, BFIs, Bilateral & Multi-lateral agencies, along with non-profits and government. As the MD of Rana Global, she currently provides business development strategy support to international firms who are looking to establish and expand their businesses in Nepal.
She is the sole manager to oversee production, design and manufacturing of pashmina and knitwear through her company Rana Collections. The company is also involved in real-estate development, renewable energy and banking sector.
Aashmi was the only participant from Nepal in the International Women Leadership-Mentoring Program that was jointly organized by the US State Government and Fortune 500 Most Powerful Women in May 2007 in USA. Bringing back her experience from the program, she successfully conducted a similar Mentorship Walk jointly with US Embassy in Nepal. She has been working on various mentorship programs for women empowerment through We for Women.
Aashmi was a part of the Advisory Council for the Ministry of Industry in 2017, strategically guiding the leadership. Further, she serves on the Board for Shahid Gangalal Hospital, the best cardiac center in the country. She was also a national council member of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries and lead the women’s group in CNI. In addition, she’s on the Executive Committee for the Nepal Britain Chamber of Commerce. She is currently an Advisory Council member of the British College. She's the global chair for G100 wing overseeing Partnerships & Collaborations, and VP of the Management Association of Nepal. She completed her MBA from the University of Southampton in the UK, and has worked in diverse fields from banking, industry, women’s empowerment and youth development.
In 2008, the World Economic Forum, recognized Aashmi as the first Young Global Leader, and till date she is the only female YGL in Nepal. She has invested her network and resources in post-disaster relief and reconstruction in Nepal through both the Young Global Leaders community and the Global Shapers Community Kathmandu, of which she is the Founding Curator.