Ruma Bose is a social entrepreneur based in New York City. She most recently was the President
of Chobani Ventures and the Chobani Foundation, working directly with the founder, Chairman and
CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. In 2014 Ruma executed the launch of TENT, Hamdi Ulukaya’s philanthropic
foundation. As President of TENT, she positioned the foundation as one of the leading supporters
working to respond to the global refugee crisis. Ruma led the creation of the TENT Alliance, a unique
coalition of leading companies working on refugee issues, as well as the TENT Challenge, which
offered grants to incentivize innovative, entrepreneurial and scalable solutions to the problems facing
Ruma co-authored the international best-selling book, “Mother Theresa, CEO” which was translated
into eight languages. The book describes the management and leadership principles of Mother
Theresa, who Ruma worked with in Calcutta as a student, and explains how the principles can be
applied to businesses and nonprofits alike.
Ruma sits on the corporate advisory boards of Purpose Capital, Anthrotronix, Clearbanc, Fonderie 47,
Vanu Africa, and is a member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the United Nations Refugee Agency
(UNHCR). She is also on the Advisory Boards of Canada 2020 and the Nexus Youth Summit, a next
generation global network of 3,000 ultra-high net worth philanthropists and entrepreneurs, and the
Global Entrepreneurs’ Council of the United Nations Foundation.
Ruma is also a Global Ambassador for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She is a
frequent keynote speaker at entrepreneurship, humanitarian and philanthropy related conferences
and gatherings around the world. She has been featured in publications including the Economist,
the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg.