Primary Job Title Executive Vice President & Treasurer Primary OrganizationMassachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT
Israel Ruiz is the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ruiz is the Institute’s chief financial officer and, as a Trustee of the MIT Corporation and a member of its Executive Committee, he is the chief steward of over $16.5 billion of MIT's financial assets and $3.1 billion in
operating revenues, and is responsible for administering the Institute's $5.2 billion capital plan through 2030.
Ruiz is responsible for financial strategy and operations as well as human resources, IT, facilities, sustainability, security, government relations, international support, compliance, and medical.
Involved since early 2000s with MIT’s digital education efforts, he co-led the Task Force that published the “Future of MIT Education” report outlining the tremendous opportunities that digital learning technologies bring to education and to the world. He is on the board of directors of edX (an MIT and Harvard on-line learning initiative.)
Ruiz co-leads the $1.2 billion Institute’s proposal to create a vibrant mixed-use development in Kendall Square that can attract innovative companies and accelerate the pace of innovation.
Prior to becoming EVP and Treasurer in 2011, Ruiz held different positions at MIT, including Vice President for Finance and Director of Finance. Before joining MIT, he worked at Hewlett-Packard and Nissan Automotive.
Ruiz holds a master’s from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a degree in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in his native Barcelona.