The Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) has nominated Andrés Ruzo,
CEO of LinkAmerica as a new GIIC Commissioner.

Washington D.C.,   More than 50 CEO’s and presidents of major international corporations, policymakers and academics from around the world are members of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), forming a network of influential individuals from different countries and organizations. In order to represent a real-world microcosm of the global information infrastructure, GIIC membership spans the major elements of information infrastructure and services, including telecommunications, computer, cable, software, broadcasting, satellite, media, policy and education from both the developed, and the developing world.

The mission of the GIIC is to foster private sector leadership and private-public sector cooperation in the development of information networks and services to advance global economic growth, education and quality of life in developed and developing countries.

GIIC Citation

“The GIIC recognizes Commissioner 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.” – Matt Bross, Chairman, GIIC

GIIC Commissioner Background - 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 in the U.S. by Hispanic Business for its 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 high impact service model provides transformative technological benefits to developing economies. 

Commissioner Ruzo was the co-founder of ITS InfoCom LLC, Americas Exchange, Inc., dba IPTEL, and the co-founder of Schok LLC an exciting and disruptive new entrant in the mobile device marketplace.  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 participant in the World Economic Forum, contributing to programs that include Innovation, Partnering for Cyber Resilience with Global Growth Companies and Technology Pioneers. Commissioner Ruzo is a dedicated agent of change and the Chairman of the multi-national Pacific Alliance driving innovation and growth issues.

On November 2-4, 2016, Commissioner Ruzo will host a regional (LATAM) GIIC conference in San Jose, Costa Rica which will be held in conjunction with the EXPO Telecom event.  The upcoming GIIC LATAM conference will focus on both policy and ICT issues that promote positive quality of life improvements and fosters economic growth opportunities in the region.


About the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC): The GIIC is a confederation of more than 50 chief executives and other officers of business firms engaged in ICT technologies and services. The mission of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) is to foster private sector leadership and private-public sector cooperation in the development of information networks and services to advance global economic growth, education and quality of life in developed and developing countries.

For more information, please visit:  www.giic.org

About LinkAmerica: LinkAmerica Powers Sustainable Solutions through Collaboration, Innovation, and Value Co-Creation.  LinkAmerica is a high-growth supply chain management, professional services solutions provider to network service providers, enterprise operators/users and their supply chains.

For more information, please visit:  www.linkam.com