HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTVice President – IT Business Management
HSBC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“As I’m coming from a technology background, the Master of Global Trade program will help me connect the dots between technology and trade for innovation and sustainable growth.”
Kashish is Vice President for IT Business Management at HSBC Vietnam. HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world it serves more than 40 million customers worldwide through a network covering 64 countries and territories. She is responsible for managing the technology cost and risk governance for 10 countries across Asia Pacific.
Previously, Kashish was Vice President for Risk Business Management and Country Operational Risk at HSBC Vietnam where she provided advice and guidance on the use of risk management frameworks and acted as the main facilitator for bank-wide risk management initiatives.
Before joining HSBC, Kashish worked as an Operational Risk Manager and Information Security Champion at Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, and was a Project Leader at Tata Consultancy Services in India.
She earned her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University in Maharashtra, India in 2003 and attained a Master’s of Global Trade at RMIT University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program in 2022.
An opportunity to study the RMIT Master of Global Trade, while fulfilling my current role in Technology and Project Management is literally, the ‘best’ of both worlds. It will be in line with my long-term career objectives of gaining expertise in global trading system and understanding the international challenges and opportunities.
Trade between different countries can help raise standards of living and resolve the issues of poverty and hunger. Global trade plays a significant role in changing the world to become more sustainable.
In the era of digitalization, global trade transactions are still accompanied by a large amount of paperwork and usage of traditional banking methods. I would like to help bridge the gap between global trade and technology by combining my work experience and expert knowledge.
Through the Master of Global Trade program and support from the Hinrich Foundation and its network of experts, I can enhance my expertise to become a technocrat.
This will enable me to contribute to the advancement of global trade by taking full advantage of cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning. By using these new technologies, we can make trade more optimized, inclusive and less costly.
With the current uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe that technological innovations can help build a sustainable global trading system.