Ruma Bose is a consultant, serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and author.
Ruma has advised several early stage businesses including Sprayology, an innovative wellness company selling vitamin and homeopathic oral sprays, Kopali, a fair trade chocolate company, Vincent Longo, an international cosmetics company and co-founder at Finish Line Floors, a national floor care company. Her investment experience includes being the Canadian Managing Director at Innovators Fund and Senior Director at Roseworth Capital.
Ruma is an active philanthropist and has raised awareness and significant capital for non-profit organizations. She is passionate about mentoring, teaching and providing resources and opportunities for young people and underserved communities around the world. She currently serves on the Global Entrepreneur’s Council at the United Nations Foundation, the advisory boards of WEConnect International, a corporate led non-profit which facilitates inclusive, sustainable economic growth by empowering and connecting women business owners globally, Nexus Global Youth Summit, a global network of young social entrepreneurs and philanthropists committed to improving philanthropy and on the Fund Development Committee of the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Ruma co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO” which demonstrates the management and leadership principles of Mother Teresa which led her to create one of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Ruma spent several months working with Mother Teresa and leverages the lessons learned into a set of guiding principles for successful leaders.
Ruma has received global media recognition for her achievements including features in Fast Company, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg and Smart Company. She is a regular keynote speaker at entrepreneurial and philanthropy related conferences around the world. In 2011, Ruma was named “A Next Generation Change Maker in Philanthropy” by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Perspectives in Philanthropy.