Ruma Biswas

Executive Coach & Facilitator

About this Coach

She is an Executive Coach based in Tokyo, who uses a mix of academic and practical skills plus 25+ years of living and working in Asia, to develop client focused solutions to learning and development.  Her approach is pragmatic, facilitative and action orientated.

She draws from a rich corporate experience including twelve years with AIG Japan in a variety of roles, including building the organization’s Career Development and Leadership Programs. Prior to moving to Beijing in August 2005, she was Head of Learning and Development for AXA Life Insurance in Japan. She set up the Learning Partnership in Beijing where she coached and trained both Chinese and non-Chinese executives in a variety of industries: pharmaceutical, financial services, hospitality and medical. She has continued to work with a wide range of clients during the time she has spent Manila and Gurgaon, India.

Her strengths are in helping clients be authentic leaders, developing their leadership style and presence, enhance their emotional intelligence and being better communicators.


  • B. Ed (Hons) in French from the University of Leeds
  • M. Ed (University of Leeds)
  • Certified MBTI, Firo-B, EQ-2.0 I and Hogan practitioner
  • Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from the Oxford School
  • Certificate in Organizational Coaching and Mentoring Supervision
  • Accredited at Senior Practitioner Level with the EMCC
  • Member of EMCC and ICF

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Executive Coaching to mid and senior level executives
  • Transition and Cross-Cultural Coaching
  • Conducting MBTI and Firo-B workshops

Assessments / Tools

  • Harrison Assessments
  • MBTI
  • Firo-B
  • Various 360
  • Hogan
  • EQ-I 2.0
  • Various 360 Degree Assessments


  • English
  • Japanese (conversational)
  • French (conversational)

Corporate Experience

  • Twelve years with AIG Japan in a variety of roles plus a period as Head of Learning and Development for AXA Life Insurance, Japan. In 2006, she set up the Learning Partnership in Beijing before working as an Executive Coach in the Philippines and India

International Exposure

  • Lived and worked in France, Japan, China, India and the Philippines
  • Worked with a variety of global companies

Selection of Clients
Executive Coaching / Seminars / Workshops

  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • GHD Engineering Consultants
  • CGI
  • Nokia
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Asian Development Bank
  • WHO
  • World Bank
  • Bayer
  • HP-e
  • Aviva

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