Name: Raha Nasseri
Job title: Senior Manager - Advisory
Industry: Financial Services
AmCham member since: June 2017
Where is home?
I call both Tehran and NYC my home. I grew up in Tehran and went to college there. After graduation I moved to NYC and lived there for over a decade before moving to HK at the end of 2015.
Favorite place in Hong Kong?
The hiking trails and Sai Kung’s beaches.
One thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I learned to ski in Tehran. There is a great ski resort 1.5 hours away from the center of the city by car.
If I wasn’t a business leader, I would be…
An educator. I find teaching very rewarding.
I worked as a civil engineer in an iron-ore mine in the south of Iran. I was the only female engineer, and one of a handful of women in a 3,000-person complex.
Give us your two cents.
You don’t get paid what you are worth. You get what you negotiate.
Where can we find you outside of work?
I spend some of my free time at a ceramics studio. I made a tea pot last week that I am very proud of.
Name something on your bucket list.
I'm a Wagner fan, so I would love to attend the Bayreuth Festival in Germany one day. Unfortunately the wait time is over 10 years. Oh, and skydiving.
To expand my network in HK. I am also participating in the Women of Influence (WOI) Reverse Mentorship Program, and so far, it's been great.
When can we meet in person?
I keep an eye out for AmCham WOI events and events discussing developments in the financial services industry.