Chief Executive Officer, Digital
William (Bill) Ruh was appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer, Digital in January 2019. In this role, Bill is responsible for leading the company’s digital business platform. This includes accelerating the digital transformation of Lendlease’s businesses and projects using data, advanced analytics and new technologies – embedding digital services, driving automation and enhancing the company’s smart cities strategy.
Bill has extensive global experience as a senior technology executive and entrepreneur across a range of industries. Prior to joining Lendlease, Bill worked for GE in California where he held the dual role as Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital and GE’s Chief Digital Officer. Bill 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. He has also developed successful programs in analytics, AI and data that are the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies.
Prior to his role at GE, Bill 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.