Ruma Bose

Non-Executive Director

Ruma Bose was appointed to our board of directors in 2023. Ms. Bose is an executive, entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. Ms. Bose served as Chief Growth Officer (CGO) at Clearco, a SoftBank-backed fintech unicorn and the world’s largest e-commerce investor, where she built and scaled Clearco’s international operations to 11 countries. Ms. Bose was previously on the management council of Chobani, one of the world’s largest yogurt companies, where she served as President of Chobani Ventures and the Chobani Foundation, supporting organizations and entrepreneurs making better food for more people. Ms. Bose co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO”, which has been translated into eight languages. The book describes the management and leadership principles of Mother Teresa, who Ms. Bose worked with in Calcutta, and explains how they can be applied to businesses and non-profits alike. Ms. Bose is a frequent speaker and keynote at conferences around the world, including the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women’s Summit, World Humanitarian Summit, World Economic Forum, Banff Forum and meetings of the United Nations. She has been featured in publications including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, NY Times, Financial Times, LA Times, Business Insider and Bloomberg. In 2022, Ms. Bose was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, her alma mater and was the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Scotiabank Ethical Leadership Award which, every year recognizes one ethical leader who, through their actions and decisions, have demonstrated character, courage, and adherence to ethical principles. Ms. Bose is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); the Global Entrepreneurs’ Council at the United Nations Foundation; and is active at the World Economic Forum as a member of its Expert Network. Ms. Bose earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and lives between London and New York City.