Jorge Ruiz, Global Digital Acceleration Head

Jorge Ruiz

Global Digital Acceleration Head

Jorge, in his role as Global Digital Acceleration Head, is in charge of positioning Citi as a leader in the FinTech industry and partnering with key stakeholders in the FinTech ecosystem to accelerate innovation delivering remarkable digital experiences to our clients. He is responsible for launching programs to incorporate innovation from the FinTech industry into Citi's core digital capabilities accelerating our development model by crowdsourcing and co-creating through a strong open bank strategy.

Until early 2015, Jorge headed Business Development and Digital Banking for Latin America. In addition, throughout his tenure at Citi, Mr. Ruiz has had local and regional responsibilities in various businesses: Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, and Corporate Bank. He was responsible for structuring complex transactions resulting in regional recognitions such as the "Deal of the Year" award. He also served as LatAm Regional Head for Credit Risk Management Services, where he brought about relevant changes in Citi's credit policy.

Before joining Citi, Mr. Ruiz held functions as Founding Partner and CEO in firms related to Insurance, Capital Markets and Fund Management. He also served as a board member in profit and non-profit institutions. During his professional career he has conducted business in 20+ countries in the Americas.

Mr. Ruiz is a founding member of www.ChallengeMeNow.com, a social network dedicated to help charity organizations raise funds through personal achievements.

Mr. Ruiz holds a degree in Finance from The University of Texas.