ROM Governors

Rani Rahman

Rani Rahman

Meet YPC Member Rani Rahman

What is your occupation?
I am a Certified Professional Accountant, however being at home with my kids requires that I am more flexible with my time so I’ve had to seek other endeavours. I was very excited to jump at the opportunity to be involved with an exciting new online venture called Leef Luxury. Leef Luxury is a consignment website that sells luxury designer handbags, jewelry and fashion, catering to both women and men.

What was the last book you read?
The Spanish Bride by Georgette Heyer, a historical novel about the Peninsular Wars, particularly of the Duke of Wellington's forces fighting Napoleon's army in Spain and Portugal. The novel takes you through the life of a military wife following her Brigade-Major husband through the rough campaigns.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor...because it makes you feel like you can do anything!

Where is your favourite place in the world?
It's a bit of a tie between Boulder, Colorado and Turks & Caicos. Beautiful mountains with family to visit or the stunning beaches and skyline to stare at all day.

Why did you join YPC?
Going through a new stage in my life, I wanted to meet new people that were of like mind in an exciting cultural setting. I have made such amazing and life long friends through the events held by the YPC - it's been incredible! We all come from such different backgrounds but have such common ground in our desire to explore and learn new things.

What do you like best about your benefits at the YPC Adventurer level ($1,800)?
I love that we get to see all the exhibitions first in an intimate setting and with access to those that created them in order to learn more. It is also great that I can lend my card to friends and family so that they can come and enjoy exhibitions with their friends and family members. OH, and skipping the lines ROCKS!

Describe the ROM in one word.

Tell us one of your favourite ROM memories.
Hard to say just one because I love each memory of getting private access to the backrooms and seeing the massive collection the ROM has stored away, in so many different areas! We get details that the general public does not have access to.

What do you love most about the ROM?
It makes me so proud to be a Torontonian and Canadian knowing how important our Museum is and how much the ROM shares its knowledge and collections with other museums around the world.

If you could have anything from the ROM’s collections, what would you choose?
The large Amethyst rock in the Rotunda!