Ronna started at Maryknoll Convent School in 1972 as a kindergartener. In 1982, after completing Form 3, she left MCS to attend boarding school in the United States. Upon graduation, she matriculated at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations. Ronna began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York in 1989, joined Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1991, and in 1994 resigned from her post of Licensing Manager to pursue her MBA at Stanford University.

Currently, Ronna is Managing Director of Novel Investments Limited, where she is a portfolio manager. She is also Vice Chairman of Novetex Textiles Limited, her family's yarn spinning business. She is a member of the University of Science & Technology Court, Area Chair of Brown University's Alumni Schools Committee, Hong Kong alumni representative of Choate Rosemary Hall, and an active alumni interviewer for Stanford Business School.

Ronna has been married to Paul Lincoln Heffner for nearly 20 years. They have three children: Nicholas, Ariana and Alexandra.

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