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Rana Shirazi

Managing Director, Technology Strategy

IT Transformation

DUBAI

Rana is a Managing Director with P&C with over 20 years of experience with expertise in technology strategy, enterprise application software implementation, technology operations, and IT transformation. Her industry experience includes financial services, luxury retail, professional services, aviation, and logistics.

Rana began her career at multinational retailer, Debenhams, where she held several leadership positions culminating in the role of Director of Technology Operations for Middle East and Africa. She left Debenhams to join Galeries Lafayette stores as part of the global technology leadership team accountable for the expansion of the flagship luxury retail branded stores into the UAE, Indonesia, and China. In addition, Rana envisioned and delivered the company’s digital strategy initiative which transformed enterprise software applications, unified clienteling and POS operations, and delivered mobile shopping and credit card management functionality for customers and associates. From there, Rana joined Triple Five Group as the senior leader accountable for technology strategy across all business units of the multi-industry global conglomerate.

In her advisory career at P&C, Rana works with clients across all industries to create and implement transformative technology solutions which enable performance improvement and organizational agility initiatives across all functions.

Examples of her work include:

  • Developing and implementing an industry-leading customer service operation for a global airline that transformed the company’s existing technologies, business processes, and human capital model resulting in a 45% improvement in customer satisfaction scores and reduced costs by $85 million in one year.
  • Developing and implementing an industry-leading omnichannel strategy for a venerable U.S. luxury retailer, which necessitated transforming the company’s IT systems and organization, and resulted in 4.5% in increased sales and $170 million in annual cost savings within 14 months.
  • Developing and implementing a technology systems portfolio rationalization for one of the largest global investment banks, delivering over $350 million in performance improvements in 18 months.
  • Developing and implementing an omnichannel strategy, optimized global logistics solution, and mobile application for a legendary European fashion house which delivered a 7x increase in mobile revenues and 10x increase in mobile engagement in one year.
Past Experience

Triple Five Group
Group Director, Technology Strategy

Galeries Lafayette
Managing Director of Information Technology

Debenhams
Director of Technology Operations, Middle East

Education

INSEAD
Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation

University of Tehran
MS, Health Information Systems

Sharif University of Technology
BS, Computer Sciences