Andrés Ruzo

Commissioner Andrés Ruzo is the Chairman and CEO of LinkAmerica, where he has successfully pioneered the company’s transition from a product to a service-based business model. LinkAmerica was recognized as the No. 1 fastest growing company by HispanicBusiness for a recent five-year performance. Ruzo is a serial entrepreneur, founding over 20 companies, most of which have provided integral support to the advance of information infrastructure in Latin America. His mastery of the value-added reseller model provides transformative technological benefits to developing economies.

Commissioner Ruzo is the founder of ITS InfoCom LLC, Americas Exchange, Inc., dba IPTEL, Sinpar Trading, Inc, and the Houston International Real Estate Exchange – HIRE. He has served as chairman, a member of the board, or in another leadership capacity for over 40 community organizations.

Commissioner Ruzo is an active participants in the World Economic Forum, contributing to programs that include the New Champions, Partnering for Cyber Resilience and Global Growth Companies and Technology Pioneer.

GIIC Citation

The GIIC recognizes Andrés Ruzo for his service as a technology conduit throughout the Americas; for his vision of transformation for developing economies through information infrastructure; and for his role in shepherding innovative culture in Latin America.

By The Numbers


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Policy Contributions

Commissioner contributions are shown in the context of the 8i Framework.

8 Ingredient (8i) Framework of Information Infrastructure