“It all started with a love for big machines”
Equipped with an engineering degree in electronics, an executive MBA, and 22+ years of experience in IT and digital transformations, Rashmi Kasat went on to lead the digital transformation within Metso’s mining segment’s Digital unit, as Vice President, Equipment Performance. Her expertise garnered her the Business IT Leader Award in 2020, recognizing her influential role in the IT industry.
Despite her professional accolades, Rashmi finds time for exploration and balance. Whether traversing new countries, hiking in the woods, delving into neuroscience or whipping up culinary masterpieces, she embraces the creativity that life offers. In her eyes, cooking isn’t just about flavors; it’s a metaphor for leadership. “Too much pushing will spoil team dynamics, but not enough will also cause stagnancy,” she muses, drawing parallels between the art of cooking and the art of leadership.
Seventeen years ago, Rashmi moved to Finland. What was meant as a three weeks work trip became so much more. Nearly two decades of love, career, excitement and tranquillity. Going from sharing the same space with 20 million Mumbaikars to 5 million people in the entire Finland was interesting, and as Rashmi described it, “felt like a retreat”.