Ruliena Piñate

Global Operations Vice President


As Vice President of Global Operations, Ruliena plays a pivotal role in overseeing and executing election technology deployments worldwide. She seamlessly integrates commercial and R&D efforts to expand Smartmatic’s client base and strengthen its portfolio of election solutions.

Over the last 20 years, Ruliena has spearheaded highly critical operations and strategies, enabling Smartmatic to efficiently grow and establish itself as a world-class brand and industry leader.

Ruliena's responsibilities extend beyond global strategy articulation. She collaborates closely with all departments to ensure efficient and profitable operations. Her exceptional talent and efficiency management skills have helped Smartmatic assemble the largest base of professionals with extensive expertise in the electoral industry. This dedicated team is committed to ensuring successful elections in all the societies we serve.

Prior to her current position, Ruliena made significant contributions to our Asian operations, successfully launching our initiatives on the continent. Her remarkable achievements include leading the planning and execution of the world's largest elections using optical scanners for vote counting in the Philippines.

Ruliena holds an MBA from GlobalNxt Manipal University in Malaysia and a Postgraduate in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne in Australia.