Ruwan Salgado is Managing Director of Strat8gy International, LLC, an international management consultancy, and a Partner at Sino America Investment Partners, a new venture seeking to assist Chinese companies with investing in the United States. He has significant international management consulting experience and expertise in business development, project management, operations, financial management and analysis, and strategic planning. As a management consultant in and outside of the U.S., Mr. Salgado has worked with senior government officials and corporate executives in a wide range of industries including oil, mining, healthcare, law, finance/capital markets, education and agribusiness.
Mr. Salgado has served in general management, strategic planning, business development, operations and finance roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Early in his career, he gained experience in venture capital at Calvert Ventures, which established the first socially responsible venture capital fund, helping to manage its portfolio companies and identify and assess new investment opportunities.
More recently, Mr. Salgado has served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that he operationally and financially restructured and assisted in selling to another law firm. He also served for several years as the Executive Director of World Links, an internationally award winning (e.g., from the World Economic Forum etc.) and innovative spin-off from The World Bank that focused on leveraging information and communications technology to improve global education. While at World Links, he spoke on educational technology at international conferences in Africa, Asia and the U.S.A.
Mr. Salgado served for over a decade (until February 2011) as the President of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni club in the Washington, D.C. area and was co-founder and co-Chair of its Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Group, which provides monthly pro bono advise to Washington, DC area entrepreneurs.
Mr. Salgado has an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago (U.S.A.) and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University (U.K.). He received both a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College in the U.S.A.