Ruma Biswas

Senior Executive Coach & Facilitator

About this Coach

This executive coach is based in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, understands what it is like to be in senior leadership positions.  As the former General Manager of Gulf Bank and COO of RHB Bank, he leverages his C-suite experience to coach senior executives from various industries. His ontological coaching approach is holistic and effective. He aims to help his clients discover all that is within themselves and to visualise and realise new ideas and possibilities.  His approach taps deeply into their inner awareness and helps them develop new ways of seeing challenging situations.  This is important to him as he believes that leaders often do not only need to change their behaviour, but they need to create a different mindset to sustain that change in order to enable them to produce and accelerate positive business outcomes.

As a coach, he brings a global perspective with over thirty years of multinational experience on three different continents, having worked with leaders in both MNCs and local organizations.

As for his background, he was raised in Shanghai, educated in Hong Kong, England and the United States and has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.  He speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin and has the unique combination of both a Western management style/philosophy and an Asian heritage.


  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Master Coach (LHH /DBM US)
  • Ontological Coach (Newfield Network, US)
  • Certified NLP Trainer (NLP Academy, UK) Laughter Yoga Leader
  • Traumatic Release Trainer, US
  • BS (Columbia University & USF, US)
  • MBA (Carnegie-Mellon University, US)
  • Graduate Degree in Banking (University of Virginia, US )
  • 4th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Onboarding
  • Facilitation of Workshops

Assessments / Tools

  • MRG US – LEA 360 assessment
  • HOGAN – Hogan assessment
  • CENTACS  (US)- WorkPlace Big 5
  • CPP Asia Pacific – MBTI Trainer
  • ASSESS International – Assessments
  • ACCESS Academy – Online training


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Corporate Experience

  • 25 years of Banking Experience as CEO, COO; Executive leadership of major banks in US, Middle East and Asia
  • 10 years with Power Systems in Strategic Planning

International Exposure

  • Raised in Shanghai, educated in Hong Kong, England and United States and worked in US, Middle East and Asia
  • Coaching & workshop facilitation in Asia (China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore)

Selection of Clients
Executive Coaching / Seminars / Workshops

  • ExxonMobil
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Pfizer
  • AstraZeneca
  • Estee Lauder
  • GE Healthcare
  • AnsaldoSTS
  • BP Chemical

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