Annabelle Bond OBE
Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist
Peter Boyd
Time4Good Group

Ruma Bose

Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative

New York, US

Co-Founder & Chair

Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative

Ruma Bose

Biography

Ruma Bose is an entrepreneur, investor & author, as well as the Founder & Managing Partner at Humanitarian Ventures, an impact fund investing in high growth technology companies. Ruma is also 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 & Virgin, launched their signature Amplify program, offering financing, mentorship and pro-bono e-commerce subscriptions for women entrepreneurs running small businesses across Canada.

She 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 and key player in the launch of Tent, Chobani founder’s personal philanthropic foundation, now one of the leaders working to end the global refugee crisis.

Previously, Ruma held several executive positions, President & Co-CEO at Sprayology, a pioneering homeopathic company, President at Vincent Longo, an international cosmetics brand, Senior Director at Roseworth Capital & 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. She later joined Scotiabank in their International Banking Group.

The international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO” was co-authored by Ruma and translated into eight languages. Ruma is a member of the Young President’s Organization and 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.
Co-Author
New York, US
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.
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Other Business Interests

Strategic Counsel to the Executive Director
Boston, US
Solve is MIT's initiative to find technological solutions to the worlds' greatest challenges.
Member
New York, US
YPO members harness the knowledge, influence & trust of the world’s most influential & innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family & community impact.

Philanthropy

Member, Global Entrepreneurs Council
New York, US
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, US
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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