Ruma Biswas

Executive Coach & Facilitator

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About this coach

He became a global executive coach in 2006, in the wake of a management career around the world with a Fortune-500 company.  He is one of the 7 coaches accredited as a ‘Master Certified Coach’ by the International Coach Federation in South East Asia, the highest distinction in the profession.

He has coached over 800 executives – mostly C-Level, Presidents & GMs – working in a great variety of industries or for governmental institutions in Singapore. His Clients hail from over 50 nationalities. He also trains coaches for several coaching schools.

With his strong corporate background in leadership positions, his executive coaching and facilitations focus mostly on leadership development, strategic thinking, coaching skills for leaders, developing high-performing teams and cross-cultural management.

He graduated as an engineer in France (Ecole Centrale Paris) and received senior executive education from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, USA. He is a Director and the Treasurer of the ICF Global Board.

His hobbies include travelling (to over 75 countries) as well as sailing, skiing, reading and movies –which he uses extensively in his executive coaching practice-.


  • Master Certified Coach (MCC) ICF
  • Accredited Extended DISC consultant & trainer
  • Certified MBTI practitioner
  • Hogan assessment certified user

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Programs
  • Cross-cultural Management Skills
  • Strategic Planning skills
  • Work-life balance
  • Executive leadership development
  • Organizational alignment and change management
  • Executive team coaching and development

Assessments / Tools

  • Hogan
  • MBTI
  • DISC
  • NLP
  • Clean language
  • Booth 360


  • His latest book ‘Game Changers at the Circus: how leaders can unleash Greatness in organizations’ received praise world-wide.
  • He co-authored several other books and regularly contributes articles and interviews to the media.


  • English
  • French

Corporate Experience

  • He worked 15 years for Lafarge, the ‘world-leader in building materials’. He occupied management positions in manufacturing, marketing, business development and general management, which took him to the four corners of the globe.
  • His last corporate assignment was Strategy Vice-President for one of the 4 Divisions of Lafarge, where he helped to anchor solid internal and external growth for the 2 b€ business, and coached Business Unit managers in the 5 continents.

International Exposure

  • Born in France
  • Expatriated in Singapore, Thailand and China
  • Conducted business-missions in over 40 countries for his former multi-national company

Selection of Clients

Executive Coaching / Seminars / Workshops

  • Chevron
  • L’Oreal
  • Ford
  • Deloitte
  • HSBC
  • Hermes
  • Bosch
  • Michelin

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