About Ruchira Chaudhary

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.

Biography

An alumnus 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 focused on organizational strategy solutions.

Ruchira’s diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organization effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues.

During her corporate career, Ruchira held leadership roles in Medtronic and AIG in Singapore, Qatar Telecom (now Oredoo) in Qatar and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. Her consulting repertoire spans multinationals, government agencies and leading local businesses across industries.

She has coached mid to C-level business leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and small business owners 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.

She is the executive coach for Chicago Booth’s ADP program for senior level executives and affiliate faculty at several business schools including SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, and most recently London Business School.

Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals like HBR. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for the Mint and also writes a regular column for them.

She is the author of the book Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership commissioned by Penguin Random House and endorsed by luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. The book released globally in March 2021 to much acclaim

She was recently facilitated as one of the “21 Women Leaders in 2021” by a leading women’s platform in India.

By way of education, Ruchira has earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi, a master’s in communications management and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in strategy. Ruchira speaks English, Hindi, Elementary French and Arabic. She currently divides her time between Singapore and Mumbai, India.

Expertise

Leadership
Coaching

Mergers &
Acquisitions

Culture &
Leadership

Organization
Design

Emerging
Markets