Ruma Biswas

Executive Coach & Facilitator

About

She is an executive coach based in Singapore who is passionate about education and advocates lifelong learning. She strongly believes that successful business conducted with kindness and integrity is more rewarding and sustainable. In her coaching practice, her approach is to support her clients to discover new perspectives and transformation that will help them achieve their goals and potential.

Armed with over 30 years of international corporate and business experience, she brings real world experience from culturally diverse and complex environments to her clients, with deep connection and empathy while focussing on their strengths and courage in order to bring out the best in them.

She has built businesses from scratch, as well as strategized and spearheaded global expansion of corporations. Her values and personality have served her well across industries from Media & Advertising, through to Technology and Publishing. She has extensive experience living and working in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Chile.

She relocated back to Singapore in 2017 to continue her role as Deputy General Manager of Marshall Cavendish Education for a year, looking after their business in various parts of Asia, South America and Europe. Now, she dedicates her time to coaching and professional development for her clients whilst bringing quality education to children in the world.

She also drew on her experience from working on United Nations Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth and various charity events while with MediaCorp Pte Ltd to contribute as a volunteer and committee member for Bike Aid Singapore’s Ride-for-Rations since 2018.

Credentials

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™), Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™) :
  • International Corporate Coaching Program, Singapore Management University and Progress-U
  • Harrison Assessments Certificate of Accreditation, Debriefing & Coaching and Employee Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Asia Pacific Regional Business Development, Phw Private Hochschule Wirtschaft, Zurich Switzerland (Berne University of Applied Sciences)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing in The New Economy, Phw Private Hochschule Wirtschaft, Zurich Switzerland (Berne University of Applied Sciences)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, KS Graduate Business School, St. Gallen (Berne University of Applied Sciences)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Certified Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Executive and Career Coaching
  • Organizational Change and Development Consulting
  • Culture Change in Organizations

Assessments / Tools

  • Harrison Assessments
  • TrueProgress 360 Degree Assessment
  • PTC Team Coaching Assessment

Language

  • English (fluent)
  • Mandarin (fluent)
  • Cantonese (conversational)
  • Hokkien (conversational)
  • Teochew (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)
  • Bahasa Malay (basic)

Corporate Experience

  • Over 30 years experience in leadership positions in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, General Management and Director, always with focus on staff development an succession planning while achieving the business goals.

International Exposure

  • 17 years of living and working in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Beijing (China) and Santiago (Chile) with management and partnership exposure throughout South America, Europe and Asia
  • Leadership coaching and workshop facilitation with multicultural teams.
  • Born in Singapore with extensive professional and personal travel experience.

Selection of Clients

  • Executive & career coaching, and workshops through multiple industries and hierarchies
  • Individual clients from both public and private sectors.
  • Gemalto
  • Bayer
  • Shell
  • Nestle
  • Sibelco Asia
  • Singapore Management University

Contact
[email protected]