Asha Hemrajani is a senior corporate executive with over 20 years of experience in management consulting as well as in the mobile communications sector with leading multinational telecommunications corporations. She has worked on pioneering technologies to bring mobile Internet to the forefront, while observing firsthand the impact of mobile networks on the development, operation and growth of the Internet in emerging economies.
Her early work covered mobile radio network design, planning, optimization, performance evaluation and large-scale project management with a leading telecommunications service provider in Hong Kong, Hutchison Telecom.
Subsequently her work focused on cutting-edge wireless infrastructure technologies at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). At Nokia she held various director level roles covering network design, strategic and financial planning, business development, infrastructure marketing and sales covering the Asia Pacific and the Greater China regions.
At NSN, Ms. Hemrajani was head of global sales for the 3G/WCDMA wireless infrastructure business line, the second largest and most geographically diverse business line. She held and managed global profit and loss responsibility and implemented NSN’s strategic plan for growing market share and revenue in diverse global markets. She was later appointed Head of Business Development for 4G/LTE Radio Programs with responsibility for defining go-to-market and solution sales strategies globally for NSN’s fastest growing business line. Her roles at Nokia and NSN have involved working with stakeholders from multiple backgrounds and cultures.
Since 2014, Ms. Hemrajani has headed the Business Evaluation Centre, part of Knight Griffin, a management consultancy practice based in Singapore, specializing in calculating the financial value of projects to assist in advanced decision making and business operational tuning.
Of Indian origin, Ms. Hemrajani was born and raised in Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. She was educated in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore, which providing a wealth of international experience early in life and allowing her to understand and navigate multi-cultural issues.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in International Management. She is a member of the Institute of Directors in Hong Kong as well as Singapore, and has completed significant coursework on corporate governance and mediation. She has also served with multiple charitable organizations.
Ms. Hemrajani was selected by the Nominating Committee to serve on the ICANN Board starting in October 2014 through the ICANN Annual General meeting in 2017.