Ruma Biswas

Executive Coach & Facilitator

About Our Coach

She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and provides Business & Life Coaching

She is an experienced executive leader in Business with over 25 years specializing in Business Development, where she has had notable success growing businesses within highly competitive markets. Her portfolio includes building talented teams and providing them with the resources, guidance, support, and motivation to enable them to achieve their combined goals.

Her strengths lie in her ability to assess situations and opportunities to create successful partnerships, teams and end goals. She excels in people management and is well versed in communicating with individuals, private sector and governments. She is also skilful at co-ordinating with others as well as in creating mutually beneficial relationships within teams, businesses and regional platforms. She has experience in dealing with businesses in the region through her appointment on the private sector platforms for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN),East Asia Business Council (EABC) and ASEAN-Korea.

She is the Founding President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association and was instrumental in creating a network of Young Entrepreneurs in ASEAN through the formation of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council under the auspices of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and she continues to mentor the network and help young entrepreneurs to have a voice in the ASEAN region.

In 2003,  she was presented with the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and in 2009, received a PIKB medal from His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei. Both of these were in recognition for her contribution to the development of Youth Entrepreneurship in Brunei. From 2013 to 2018 she represented Brunei regionally on the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the East Asia Business Council and the ASEAN-Korea Business Council. Most recently, she was awarded Doctor Fellow of the Royal Institute of Entrepreneurs, Singapore.

Currently, she is also the Executive Director and CEO of Arkitek Ibrahim, a leading architectural firm in Brunei Darussalam and the co-founder of Creativo Sdn Bhd, a Brunei-based company providing Event Management, Market Entry, Capacity building and Business Consultancy services.

Since January 2019 she was appointed as an independant director on the Board of National Insurance Company Berhad (NICB) in Brunei which is the market leader in general insurance in Brunei. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Singapore and the International Coach Federation (ICF).


  • Certified Master Practitioner of NLP & NLP Coach
  • Certified Money Breakthrough Business Coach with Kendall Summerhawk
  • Certified Sacred Money Archetypes Coach with Kendall Summerhawk

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Workshop Facilitation

Assessments / Tools

  • Harrison Assessments Certified
  • TrueProgress 360 Degree Assessment
  • Progress-U PTC Team Coaching Assessment


  • English (fluent)
  • Bahasa Melayu (conversational)

Corporate Experience

  • 20+ years experience in senior corporate positions
  • Entrepreneur

International Exposure

  • Born and raised in Brunei
  • Worked with international clients and international platforms

Selection of Clients

Executive Coaching / Seminars / Workshops

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