William Ruh Appointed to American Chamber of Commerce in Australia Board of Directors

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Sydney, 18 February 2020 -- The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) has announced the appointment of William (Bill) Ruh to the AmCham Board as an independent non-executive director. Mr Ruh will stand for election at AmCham’s Annual General Meeting on 21 April 2020.

Mr. Ruh is the first Chief Executive Officer – Digital of Lendlease, a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company where he is charged with accelerating Lendlease’s digital transformation through advanced analytics, automation and new technologies. 

Prior to joining Lendlease, he worked for GE in California where he held the dual role as Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital and GE’s Chief Digital Officer. Mr Ruh led the transformation of GE into a digital industrial company, delivering a 2.5x increase in revenue from digital products and significantly improved productivity through digital programs. GE’s significant global footprint has given Bill broad exposure across a wide range of international businesses and customers.

Prior to his role at GE, Mr Ruh was instrumental in the strategy and growth of the Cisco Services business through new innovations. He has an impressive track record of creating and implementing successful digital strategies across global companies, and leading cultural change to make those programs successful. 

He also serves on Advisory Boards for the California State University, Fullerton School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University of Virginia Department of Systems Engineering.

According to AmCham Chair Maureen Dougherty, “Bill’s wealth of experience in digital transformation and strategy implementation makes him an outstanding addition to the board. The Board is looking forward to working with Bill to ensure the organisation continues to deliver on its remit of strengthening the U.S. Australia trade and investment relationship.”

For more information please contact:

American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
Level 6| 48 Hunter Street | Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia
+61 2 8031 9000 nsw@amcham.com.au  www.amcham.com.au


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