Rana Shirazi, a Senior Managing Director at P&C Global, is a distinguished leader in the IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity practice worldwide. She also plays a pivotal role in the IT Transformation, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Architecture, and AI practice groups. Rana chairs the Firm’s Technology Committee and is an influential member of the Governance, Ethics a Compliance, Compensation, and Global Operating committees.
With over 25 years of experience, Rana’s expertise is deeply rooted in the financial services, retail, high-tech, logistics, and travel & hospitality industries. She collaborates with client CEOs, C-suite executives, and Boards of Directors, providing strategic guidance on technology strategy, digital transformation, cybersecurity, global logistics, and technology innovation.
Rana’s professional journey began at Debenhams, where she eventually became the Head of Technology Operations. She then joined Galeries Lafayette and later the Triple Five Group, serving as the Group Director of Technology Strategy.
Rana holds a BS in Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology, an MS in Healthcare Information Systems from the University of Tehran, and an MS in Cybersecurity and Pen Testing from Middlesex University Dubai. She also holds an Executive Certification in “Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation” from INSEAD and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and holds the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential.
At P&C Global, Rana has led several market-leading client engagements across various industries. Some notable examples include:
With her outgoing, intuitive, and engaging personality, Rana embodies the ethos of P&C Global. She is a beacon of mentorship within the firm, guiding the next generation of technology professionals on their path to success. Her commitment to nurturing talent is a testament to P&C Global’s culture of continuous learning and investment in its people. This culture, coupled with Rana’s leadership, fosters an environment where innovation thrives, and every team member feels valued and empowered.
Rana Shirazi, an Iranian-born UK citizen, finds a piece of her native Tehran in the vibrant diversity of Dubai and London, the two cities she now calls home. The blend of tradition and innovation in these cities mirrors the rich cultural tapestry of Tehran, fueling her intellectual curiosity and broad worldview. This unique intersection of cultures not only shapes her understanding of the world but also enriches her leadership, reflecting a deep appreciation for diversity and a continuous quest for knowledge.
Reflecting on her journey with P&C Global, Rana shares with a chuckle, “Navigating the growth of P&C Global has been like riding the world’s most exciting roller coaster – thrilling highs, challenging lows, and unexpected turns. And just like a roller coaster, it’s the adrenaline rush that makes it all worthwhile. As for the future, I’ve got my seatbelt fastened and I’m ready for the next loop-the-loop. After all, who needs coffee when you’ve got the exhilarating ride of digital transformation to keep you on your toes?”
Rana Shirazi is not just a leader in her field, but a visionary who continues to shape the future of business with her innovative approach and strategic insight.
Triple Five Group
Director of Technology Operations, Middle East
Sharif University of Technology
BSc, Computer Sciences
University of Tehran
MSc, Health Information Systems
Middlesex University Dubai
MSc, Cybersecurity and Pen Testing
Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)