EVP and Global CFO of Worldwide Oilfield Machine; Director of the Puranik Foundation
Rani Puranik is the Co-Owner, Executive Vice President, and Global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM), a multinational privately held engineering and manufacturing company for oil and gas, railways, and defense. WOM curate’s customer centric solutions using innovative engineering design and its own vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities to operate and service from 13 global locations with more than 3,000 employees. Rani’s leadership has set an optimistic plan to grow WOM 10X including a visionary blueprint for the next 200 years.
Puranik thrives at leading innovation, empowering others, and inspiring collaboration within WOM and its CSR arm, Puranik Foundation. She Chairs Puranik Foundation, started by her mother Rekha, and now managed by her daughter Bhakti, representing three generations of women committed to education, wellness, and sustainability.
Puranik serves as a board member for World Affairs Council, Junior Achievement, and Rice Council of Overseers and is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership. She has been honored by Women in the Fast Lane of STEAM, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Texas Women’s Foundation’s Maura Award, ‘Enterprising Woman of the Year” and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneur of the year”. She is a Daily Point of Light” honoree and is recognized as Houston’s Top 30 Influential Women”.
Rani Puranik is the author of “Seven Letters to my daughters,” slated to launch in 2023. She has a Bachelor’s in Commerce with a minor in Accounting from the University of Pune and an MBA in Finance from Rice University. She is a mentor, friend, and mother to 2 grown daughters, many ‘god’ children and 2 rescue dogs. She believes her purpose is to be and build bridges to hand over a stronger, brighter, and powerfully stable torch to the next generations.