An alumna of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ruchira straddles the corporate and academic worlds—-she is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools and runs a boutique consulting firm, TrueNorth Consulting focused on organizational strategy solutions. Ruchira has worked in emerging marketplaces in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and holds a strong track record in making large-scale change agendas succeed – both from an advisory as well as in-house standpoint.
She uses a unique, multi-pronged approach to ensure change is effective in areas where it is known to be most vulnerable – in the realm of leadership, culture and design.
Ruchira’s diverse and eclectic functional background in mergers & acquisitions, organization design, culture and leadership coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa with a strong grasp of challenging people issues helps her grasp challenging people issues.
Ruchira has held leadership roles in organizations like Medtronic and AIG in Singapore, Commercialbank of Qatar, Qatar Telecom (now Oredoo) in Qatar and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. Her consulting repertoire spans multinationals, government agencies and with leading local business organizations across industry sectors.
Ruchira teaches and frequently coaches MBA students, and senior business executives as affiliate faculty at several business schools – SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Asia and most recently, the London Business School.
She has coached mid to C-level business leaders across the Middle East, North Africa, China, India and Singapore in industries ranging from oil & gas, financial services, government, automotive parts, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, medical devices and technology.
Ruchira is the author of Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership commissioned by Penguin Random House, and due for global release in January 2021. Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for the Mint and also writes a regular column for them. Ruchira speaks English, Hindi, Elementary French and Arabic. She divides her time between Mumbai, India and Singapore.