Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah

Global Shaper, Kuala Lumpur Hub

Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah is a research assistant at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health and the Lancet Commission, studying breast cancer and health systems. She is also a Fellow with the Southland Development Authority, working on economic development efforts in Chicago Southland.

Formerly, Dharrnesha was a public policy professional with experience at the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and the Central Bank of Malaysia. She specialised in ASEAN economic cooperation and financial integration at the Central Bank of Malaysia. She served as one of the youngest advisors to the Finance Minister of Malaysia, and supported the introduction of an inaugural national health protection program benefitting 4.3 million low-income individuals. Dharrnesha is a Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow 2021 for a female personal finance literacy project. She is also a Global Shaper with the Kuala Lumpur Hub.

Dharrnesha has a BA (Hons) in Economics & Politics from the University of Durham, and a MA (Hons) in International Development and Policy from the University of Chicago.

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