Ruma Bose is an entrepreneur, investor, and author, as well as the Founder & Managing Partner at Humanitarian Ventures, an impact fund investing in high-growth technology companies. Ruma is also an Advisor to the Soros Economic Development Fund and Co-Founder of the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative (CEI). Ruma launched CEI and authored their flagship report, "Entrepreneurship: Canada’s Golden Opportunity". CEI, with their corporate partners Clearbanc, Shopify, PayPal, and Virgin, launched their signature Amplify program, offering financing, mentorship and pro-bono e-commerce subscriptions for women entrepreneurs running small businesses across Canada.
Ruma was a member of the Management Council of Chobani, the largest yogurt company in the US, with a mission to make better food for more people. She was also a key player in the launch of Tent, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya's personal philanthropic foundation, now one of the world's leaders working to end the global refugee crisis.
Previously, Ruma held several executive positions, including: President & Co-CEO at Sprayology, a pioneering homeopathic company; President at Vincent Longo, an international cosmetics brand; Senior Director at Roseworth Capital; and Co-Founder of Finishline Floors. Ruma started her career at Bose Corporation, the multinational audio company, in Montreal and Toronto, then joined a small team to launch operations in India, where she experienced the growth of emerging markets.
Ruma co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO”, which has been translated into eight languages. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization, sits on numerous global advisory boards, and is also a frequent speaker at the world’s most influential conferences.