Taneli Ruda

Taneli Ruda

Taneli Ruda is senior vice president and managing director of the Global Trade Management business segment of Thomson Reuters. This business provides workflow software solutions for companies to automate their global trade functions. Mr. Ruda is the general manager of the business unit and responsible for its operations globally. He joined the company in January 2010 as senior vice president of Strategy for the Tax & Accounting business unit. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ruda was vice president of Strategy Development for Nokia where he was responsible for the mobile communication company’s strategy initiatives, including product and service expansion and major strategic alliances, as well as managing Nokia’s technology strategy forum. Before that, he was a Manager for The Boston Consulting Group, a global business strategy consulting firm. Mr. Ruda has also served in engineering roles at two technology start-up businesses. Mr. Ruda holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science, both from the Helsinki University of Technology.

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Global Trade Trends: What Will Trump Mean for Trade?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE January 11, 2017

Words have consequences, and perhaps no words are more consequential than those of the president of the United States. The Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump, a populist whose campaign emphasized reversing the trade liberalization trend of recent decades, created instantaneous uncertainty for supply chains worldwide. Global trade liberalization will not grind to a halt … Read More

Global Trade Trends: Regional Variances in Trade Operations

Companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes. Through the first nine months of 2016, net U.S. trade fell $470 billion, according to the Census Department. Although GDP growth might not be as robust … Read More

Global Trade Trends: Aligning Customs with Transfer Pricing Operations

By Taneli Ruda and Sam Cicogna As the pace and scope of global regulation around tax avoidance strategies continues to increase, transfer pricing policy is becoming top-of-mind for multinational companies. Of particular interest is how intra-company transfer pricing and customs work together—or sometimes don’t—so I asked Sam Cicogna, my colleague and a transfer pricing expert, … Read More