Ruchira has over thirty years of experience transforming and managing progressively larger and more complex departments and projects. She has held senior corporate positions such as Program Director in Wealth Management, Director Client Services in IT, Director Model Operations of a Property Casualty Division, managed Application Development and Business Systems functions and has several years of management consulting experience with SPM Group and most recently Diabsolut.
With over 25 years of direct management consulting and business transformation experience, Ruchira has led a significant number of successful consulting assignments in both IT and business areas. She is equally comfortable in both private and public sectors. In addition to her consulting expertise Ruchira has directed very large and complex initiatives to the delight of her clients. She has recently led transformational initiatives in the public sector involving significant number of external stakeholders (industry, aboriginal communities, and the public). She successfully directed the transition of a Facilities Management outsourcing program for a client representing $400 million annual revenue. She was the Program Director on a Wealth Management acquisition initiative with $35 million annual budget. She managed a program to bring about operational and technology transformation of a Property Casualty Insurance business division. On multiple occasions she has held accountability for projects/programs to bring about organizational changes, start up new departments and functions and implement significant change initiatives. She is a subject matter expert in portfolio, program and project management as well as change management and its impact on organizational culture and successful execution of strategy. Ruchira was the Practice Lead for Program Management at SPM.
Ruchira is a seasoned senior consultant with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. She has an impressive track record of successful consulting engagements and program/project implementations where she has consistently built very strong trust relationships with her clients, team members, peers and superiors. She has a reputation as a change leader. Ruchira is an excellent collaborator, facilitator and coach dealing effectively with individuals at all levels including executive leadership. She combines leadership and motivational attributes with organizational and communication skills to keep teams focused and goal oriented and achieve consistently superior results.
Ruchira holds a Masters in Economics and is a certified Project management Professional (PMP) as designated by the Project Management Institute and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). She is certified in ADKAR- Prosci’s Change Management methodology.