Rumi is a management professional with close to 20 years of hands-on experience in corporate social responsibility, education, technology in development, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and skills and employability. In her various management roles over the past 19 years, she has worked across non-profit organizations and businesses to create meaningful convergence of priorities for long-term value creation for communities and the environment. She is currently the global head of corporate responsibility for EY Global Delivery Services (EY GDS). With 65,000 people and a presence in ten countries around the world, EY GDS is one of EY’s significant businesses delivering world-class services to clients across the globe. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the overall global corporate responsibility strategy and driving the transformation journey to strengthen EY GDS’s position as an inclusive and socially responsible organization. While driving operational sustainability to reach net-zero carbon emissions, she also focuses on building strong platforms for employees to realize their purpose and find meaningfulness at work. Previously as head for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), India-South Asia at IBM, she had led the CSR function that included designing and driving IBM’s corporate social responsibility strategy, establishing multi-stakeholder partnerships with (central and state) governments, non-profits, academia, and creating a strong CSR brand identify for IBM among employees, clients, partner, and Govt. She has also been the Leader for strategy and new initiatives, CSR at IBM, responsible for introducing and scaling new initiatives in India on education and skills development. Before working with IBM, she worked with the NASSCOM Foundation. As the senior vice president, she led organizational development, industry forums, and collaboration platforms on responsible business, ‘technology for good,’ education, and skills development linked to employability, diversity, and inclusion. She holds a post-graduation in regional development from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New
Delhi and a post-graduation in urban planning from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) New Delhi.