Alejandro Ruiz has wide experience in Information Technology area in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Credit Card, Technology and Cement industries and has worked for global leading companies like British American Tobacco, American Express, Votorantim Cimentos and CGI.
Over almost 30 years of experience, Alejandro has developed and implemented Information Systems Strategies, he has specific expertise in managing large scale complex changes to global and regional systems for different business areas like finance, marketing, sales and supply chain and also he has improved and optimize IT services provision through engaging third party vendors and identifying suitable areas for outsourcing.
In his role as CIO, he has lead and developed a business and performance oriented culture championing results based delivery in IT departments in Europe (UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta), Asia (India and China) and Africa (Morocco and Tunisia).
Alejandro's educational background is Forestry Engineering (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Montes. Madrid University) and as postgraduate development he has pursued programmes as PDD in IESE, Developing and Implementing Information Systems Strategies (Cranfield University), IT Excellence Programme (Indiana University) and Management Excellence Programme (IMD Business School)
For the last years he has collaborated with ESCP Europe in the MS International Strategy and Consulting and MSP International Project Management Masters, as well as in Repsol Management Introduction programme.