PA Consulting's Rina Ladva a finalist at Asian Women of Achievement Awards

21 June 2024 3 min. read
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Rina Ladva, a leader at PA Consulting, has been honoured as a finalist at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. She has been nominated in the digital and technology category for her significant contributions to the technology industry.

Founded in 1999 by author and women’s advocate Pinky Lilani, the Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrates multicultural Britain and the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society.

While mainstream dialogues around immigration in the UK continue to marginalise migrants and their families, the annual event looks to challenge that narrative, and provide a platform to Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making important contributions to life in the UK.

Rina Ladva (PA) finalist at Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Among the professionals shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards’ 2024 event is consultant Rina Ladva. The PA Consulting expert has been nominated as a finalist in the digital and technology category, for her significant contributions to the UK’s technology sector.

Ladva said of the news, “It’s such a privilege to be part of the incredible community Pinky Lilani and her team are building here and around the world. My heritage is a big part of who I am and this recognition is testament to the love, support and guidance from my amazing family, friends and everyone who supported me throughout my career to love what I do and be who I am. There are endless opportunities ahead and this is an exciting platform to keep lifting each other and inspire the next generation to be bolder and brighter.”

Leading PA’s alliances, platforms, and products business, Ladva’s responsibilities at PA include the Oakdoor security offering, which protects governments and critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks, Pulpac, a pioneering paper-based solution that replaces single-use plastics and Patient Catalyst which is an AI powered solution to reduce the strain on NHS trusts. Before her spell with PA, she also led transformation projects across a number of industries with Microsoft.

As a result, the nomination sees Ladva commended for leading high-growth businesses that seek to solve the biggest global issues such as sustainability, security, and keeping people healthy. At the same time, she is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion herself, and in particular supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Looking to encourage others to follow in her footsteps, she mentors PA’s ethnic minority graduates on the firm’s early careers programme, and is the PA lead for the company’s partnership with the charity STEMETTES, which encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

Speaking on the nomination, PA CEO Christian Norris added, “Rina is an outstanding business leader and has made important contributions to the technology industry. She oversees the development and commercialisation of core products that contribute directly to our purpose of building a positive human future, including sustainable packaging solutions and products that help protect national security. And she’s a strong champion of young people to pursue STEM careers. All of us at PA join in congratulating Rina on her accomplishment.”