Building Global Trade Compliance Across Your Supply Chain


Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “Building Global Trade Compliance Across Your Supply Chain” features Taneli Ruda, SVP and Managing Director, Global Trade Management with Thomson Reuters, and global trade management expert.

In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Ruda discusses:

  • Why auto manufacturers and automotive suppliers should utilize FTAs
  • Which regulatory changes will have the biggest impact on the auto industry in the next couple of years
  • Where the biggest risks are in the automotive supply chain
  • And provides his views on if the auto Industry should be exploring new manufacturing locations as result of the constantly shifting patterns in geographic demand, cost levels, and regulations
  • And to what extent do trade regulations, including tariffs, trade agreements, and various special trade programs, drive business decisions such as sourcing and manufacturing footprint


Audio Interview Guest:
Taneli Ruda
SVP and Managing Director, Global Trade Management
Tax & Accounting business
Thomson Reuters
Twitter: taneliruda


About 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.