Carlos Ruiz
Copper

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos is the manager of the Copper business sector for Bechtel’s Mining and Metals global business unit, based in Santiago, Chile.

Carlos joined Bechtel in 2005 after spending 12 years in the oil and gas industry in Chile and the US. He started as marketing and business development manager for Latin America in Mining and Metals and then served as business services manager for the Los Bronces Development Project. In 2009, he was appointed regional business manager for Latin America. From 2010 to 2012, he led the Laguna Seca Debottlenecking Project. Carlos was elected a principal vice president of Bechtel Corporation in 2012.

He then served as the executive assistant for Bechtel Corporation’s president and COO until September 2013. In this role, he was also secretary of the operating and strategy board committees. Following this assignment, Carlos moved to Bechtel Enterprises as project development manager with a primary focus on Latin America, pursuing opportunities in the water and solar photovoltaic sectors.

Carlos returned to Chile in 2014 as operations manager for the Santiago BHP Hub. In February 2016, he was named global copper business development manager, a position he held until he was appointed general manager for the Americas in August of the same year.

Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from the University of Virginia.