Above&Beyond Founder & CEO. Former Global Citi FinTech Acceleration Head. Corporate digital transformations expert.
As a worldwide known leader in the Financial Technology industry (FinTech), which drives technological innovation in provision of financial services, Jorge Ruiz has remarked the importance of using technology in the financial area.
Due to his experience in the field, he has contributed to the development of companies, moving them toward a more digital communication and digital engagement with their clients. Ruiz, founding partner and current CEO at Above&Beyond (“a&b”), was previously in charge of developing strategies to incorporate innovation from the FinTech industry into Citi’s core digital capabilities for over a decade in his role as Citi’s Global Digital Acceleration Head.
His presence in the digital innovation area enabled him to design a global strategy that prompted the launching of 16 programs which benefited the FinTech ecosystem. Ruiz’s professional development has been mainly enriched during his thriving career at Citi Company.
As the head of the Business Development and Digital Banking for Latin America, where he was in charge until early 2015, Ruiz was responsible for structuring complex transactions, for which he was awarded with the “Deal of the Year” recognition. What is more, during his time as head of the Digital Banking for Latin America, he also promoted the launching of over 30 platforms in two years.
Ruiz’s projects are focused on the Latin American region, where there is a considerable lag in digital innovation. As a successful and experienced leader in the field, Ruiz is acting as an important promoter in the utilization of modern digital strategies that will help Latin America’s financial growth.
Founder and for 25 Years CEO of North Face
CEO of BP (1998-2007) and Partner Riverstone Holdings LLC
Director of the London School of Economics (2003-2011), chairman of the Financial Services Authority (1997-2003)
Expert in innovation. Former President and CEO of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (2013-2014).
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