Rui Ferreira | Venture

As Chief Data Governance Officer, Rui is responsible for supervising the implementation of Zurich’s data strategy and data policy globally, aiming to enable Zurich’s digital business transformation, while improving organizational capabilities in the areas of data governance and standards, data architecture, data quality management, master data management, big data and advanced analytics.
Trusted advisor with 10+ years of consulting experience with IBM in the financial services industry, assisting global companies in major business transformation programs, managing development and execution of strategic data and analytics solutions and projects.
Executive manager with excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills, proven ability to drive and lead international cross-functional teams in EMEA and Asia-Pacific, and develop teams to high performance, by encouraging risk taking, fostering innovation and collaborative and agile work environments.
Holder of Ph.D. in Physics and Executive MBA in International Management, Marketing and Finance. Fluent in English, French and Portuguese (mother tongue).