William A. Ruh

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Chair of the Technology Committee
Member of the Talent Oversight and Compensation Committee


Mr. Ruh, age 62, brings to the Board a track record of success in managing the digital transformation of large industrial companies. He possesses a wealth of expertise in advanced software and automation solutions, including cloud‑based platforms, analytics machine learning and cybersecurity, developed over the course of a forty year career in the software industry.

Mr. Ruh is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Lifestyle Solutions Real Estate (since January 2024), a real estate and investment management company. He also serves on the board of Podium, a Lendlease company creating a platform for property development (since February 2024). Prior to this role, he was the Chief Executive Officer, Digital of Lendlease Group, an international property and infrastructure group. Other previous executive roles included: serving as the chief executive officer for GE Digital as well as the senior vice president and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for GE (2011‑2018). Cisco Systems, Inc. (2004‑2011) where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions; Software AG, Inc. (2001‑2004); and The Advisory Board Company (2000‑2001), among others. Mr. Ruh has served on the boards of Pivotal Software, Cadmakers, Akrometrix, Taleris, the American Chamber of Commerce Australia and the Bay Area Council. Mr. Ruh is an accomplished author of books and papers. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from California State University, Fullerton where he is a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering.