WSP | PB tabs Ruiz as LatAm CFO

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Global engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Andres Ruiz as chief financial officer of its Latin America region.

 Based in Bogota, Colombia, Ruiz will be responsible for consolidating the financial teams in the region, implementing financial best practices, and developing strategies that will enable the region to grow profitably in the coming years.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Ruiz served as an investor relations officer for Avianca Holdings S.A., a leading Latin American airline holding company. He was responsible for capital markets projects, investor relations, and directing and evaluating mergers and acquisitions. He previously held senior leadership positions at BBVA Horizonte S.A., first as a portfolio manager and then as head of equities.

Ruiz holds a B.S. degree in finance insurance and real estate from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

The company’s Latin American operations encompass more than 1,100 employees in offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago. The firm is active in the buildings, energy, water, transportation and environment markets.

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