Ruma Biswas

Managing Director

About Dana

Dana is a global business leader and a Professional Certified Coach (ICF PCC) with over 25 years’ experience partnering with corporate clients on their talent development strategies. Her area of expertise is in developing individual, team and organizational performance, with a strong focus on the influence of both national and corporate culture. She has coached hundreds of senior executives to successfully accomplish their assignment objectives with a focus on global leadership, multicultural teams and intercultural communication.

In her current role, Dana is the Managing Director of Progress-U, Asia’s Pioneer and Thought Leader in the areas of Cultural Transformation, Executive & Team Coaching and Coach Certification. Dana is responsible for the continued growth of the business through partnering with clients to design innovative solutions on their talent development strategies.

Prior to joining Progress-U as Managing Director, Dana held senior leadership roles in a global consultancy, responsible for all aspects of the business including P&L, strategy, new product innovation, client partnerships as well as operational excellence.

Based in Hong Kong for over 20 years, Dana is originally from the US and has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Organizational Development.  She has also lived and worked in Sweden and Japan and has traveled extensively to over 60 countries around the world.


  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, Columbia University, USA
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), ICF, USA

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Facilitation of high performing teams
  • Global Leadership and Intercultural Competencies
  • Design and Delivery of Leadership Development Programs
  • Executive Coaching
  • Advancing Women in Leadership
  • Culture Change in Organizations

Assessments / Tools

  • Harrison Assessments
  • TrueProgress 360 Degree Assessment
  • POA Optimism Assessment
  • PTC Team Coaching Assessment
  • MBTI Steps 1 & 2


  • Services offered in:  English

Corporate Experience

  • 20+ years’ experience partnering with corporate clients in global talent development strategies
  • 10 years’ experience as a global business leader
  • Coaching C-suite clients

International Exposure

  • Born and raised in the US
  • Lived and worked in Sweden, Japan and now Hong Kong
  • Coached clients across 5 continents

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