In addition to her role as the youngest Sub-Sahara Africa board director and trustee on the FedEx Express Provident Fund, Ashanika is responsible for 125 team members in seven countries. Her demonstration of strong business acumen and insight on commercial negotiations has seen her travel internationally within Africa as well as to the UAE, Belgium and the USA.

Her resilience and strategic vision resulted in her being awarded the FedEx Five Star Award in 2017, the highest accolade in the company, which recognises the outstanding efforts of those whose dedication, teamwork and leadership have helped drive achieving company aspirations.

Throughout her career, Ashanika has been given the trust of leadership positions and at 27 she was appointed financial manager of a JSE-listed mining and engineering firm employing 15 000 people, managing revenues in excess of R4 billion.

Ashanika is passionate about social development and actively contributes to these types of projects. Her attestation to her humble beginnings is demonstrated through her active support of feeding programmes for the elderly, Christmas boxes for orphaned children, and charity events through school and educational initiatives.

As a female corporate executive, Ashanika is determined to maintain a successful career while maintaining her focus on her strong family values. With a loving husband and two amazing little girls, she is committed to playing an important role in keeping a cheerful, fun and caring family home.