Rashi Jain leads on the education and cultural relations work, that connects young Indians with UK ideas, knowledge and networks. She also works closely with the British High Commission networks to support the delivery of India-UK Roadmap 2030.
Rashi comes with 19 years of professional experience in development and banking sectors, being in senior management roles for over a decade. During 14 years in banking, she led large teams in the retail banking portfolio working for two major private sector banks in India. During this time, she has been responsible for the profitability of a cluster of 11 branches, and a GBP 120 Mn portfolio of asset under management.
Her desire to use her experience in making a positive impact towards the pressing issues of environmental protection and human development, inspired her move to join WaterAid India. At WaterAid, she established and led the corporate partnership vertical and was instrumental in prioritising India as the destination for global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) private sector funding. Her work included development & implementation of WaterAid’s strategy for corporate engagement, leveraging the international partnership networks and representing WaterAid India at multiple industrial fora (CII, FICCI).
Prior to joining the British Council, she held the position of the General Secretary for CSR Trust for SDGs in India (India SDG Trust), a body constituted under the supervision of UN in India, to forge disruptive partnerships between the Indian private and development sector. She was successful in establishing key strategic partnerships between the Indian Private sector and the United Nations, creating benchmarks for Indian corporates to move away from the traditional philanthropy linked approach of CSR, towards more large-scale impactful programs aimed at improving the sustainable development indicators of the country in close coordination with the UN agencies.
Rashi has completed her MBA in Finance from a premier institute in Mumbai post her graduation in science. She is an avid traveler and trekker, solidifying her belief with each travel, that the best way to understand varied cultures and appreciate nature’s magnificence is to step out of your comfort zone and live the local way.