Roger Piñate



As President of Smartmatic, Roger is responsible for the execution of strategic efforts and daily business functions worldwide. But perhaps more importantly, Roger is the co-creator of the company’s long-term vision and an inspiring leader to team members around the world.

Armed with a degree in Electronic Engineering, Roger co-founded Smartmatic with two partners. In the 20 years since he has been responsible for carrying out successful projects in the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Roger played a critical role in planning and executing the world’s largest election using optical scanners (in the Philippines) and in Smartmatic winning the largest election contract in US history (in Los Angeles).

His experiences prepared him to lead the company’s day-to-day operations as COO, determining its operational focus and driving continual improvement across all business areas. Roger became company president in 2018. As such, he oversees the organizations management team across all functional and business units, including Human Resources, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing. He also sets the production strategy and industrial design processes for Smartmatic’s products and the structure of it service offerings.

In addition to his operational responsibilities, Roger continues to play a key role in nurturing Smartmatic’s strategic relationships with clients. He also maintains hands-on involvement with Smartmatic-supported election events around the world.

Roger holds a seat on the company’s global Board of Directors.