Angel is an accomplished leader in the TMT arena with a career profile of building and leading a multi-billion dollar profitable business over a 15-year period. As the Head of Ericsson North America from 2001-2016, he was responsible for growing the business from half-a-billion dollars to over $9B, based on a vision of customer success, great people and flawless execution. Under his leadership, Ericsson became the number one provider of telecommunications solutions and services in the U.S. and Canada. Subsequently, he served as Chairman of Americas for Ericsson before assuming leadership of Ericsson Media Solutions in 2017.
In 2010, Ruiz was awarded the Gifford K. Johnson Community Leadership Award from the University of Texas at Dallas for supporting and enabling activities such as research with UT Dallas faculty. Ruiz has been on numerous advisory boards, representing Ericsson. In 2012, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Technology and Business Council named him CEO of the year for his numerous contributions to the area and the telecommunications industry.
Ruiz served on CTIA’s Board of Directors and on its Executive Committee for more than a decade. In addition, he has chaired the CTIA’s Suppliers’ Council.
In 2013, President Barack Obama named Ruiz as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. In 2014, Ruiz was appointed to the board of directors for Liberty Mutual Holding Company, the parent corporation of the Liberty Mutual Insurance group of entities.
Ruiz joined Ericsson in 1990 and has held a variety of technical, sales and managerial positions within the company. He has worked abroad in managerial and customer support assignments in Mexico, Venezuela and Sweden. Before joining Ericsson, Ruiz held various positions with Sprint, AT&T and Bell Atlantic.
Ruiz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Management Science and Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.