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Ruma Bose

Co-Founder & Chair

Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative

New York, NY, USA

Ruma Bose

Biography

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.

Ruma Bose’s Background

Co-Founder & Chair
Ottawa, CA
The Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative was launched to change the face and future of Canadian entrepreneurship, with the help of Sir Richard Branson.
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Humanitarian Ventures
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Montreal, CA
Humanitarian Ventures is an investment fund leveraging the potential of high growth technology companies for the humanitarian sector.
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Current Board Positions

Strategic Counsel to the Executive Director
Boston, MA, USA
Solve is MIT's initiative to find technological solutions to the worlds' greatest challenges.
Board of Directors
Bethesda, MD, USA
Calvert Impact Capital is a nonprofit investment firm that works with investors to move capital into communities around the world. Calvert focuses on providing loans to organizations worldwide that have a social and/or environmental focus.

Philanthropy

Member, Global Entrepreneurs Council
New York, NY, USA
The United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC) is a strategic advisory council designed to bring together successful, high-profile entrepreneurs & thought leaders who are committed to finding innovative solutions to global problems.
Advisory Board Member
New York, NY, USA
WEConnect International is a corporate led non-profit which facilitates inclusive, sustainable economic growth by empowering & connecting women business owners globally.
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Publications

Co-Author
New York, NY, USA
Translated into 8 languages, Mother Teresa, CEO shows how the management and leadership principles of Mother Teresa can be applied to businesses and non-profits.

Memberships

Member
Ottawa, CA
Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent progressive think-tank. It produces original research, hosts events, and opens discussions about Canada’s future.
Member
New York, NY, USA
YPO members harness the knowledge, influence & trust of the world’s most influential & innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family & community impact.