SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Corporation

Thomson Reuters Corporation

September 15, 2010 12:26 ET

Taneli Ruda to Lead Strategy for Tax & Accounting Business of Thomson Reuters

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - Thomson Reuters has named Taneli Ruda senior vice president of strategy for the Tax & Accounting business. In this role, Mr. Ruda will lead the ongoing growth, geographic and functional strategy development for the Tax & Accounting business -- a critical role as the business continues its aggressive global growth expansion. 

As head of strategy, Mr. Ruda will work across Tax & Accounting to assist, facilitate and guide the development of strategy, and will be an active participant in acquisition planning and corporate development, particularly related to larger, strategic acquisitions.

"Taneli's background in identifying new growth opportunities makes him the ideal choice to lead our strategy team," said Roy M. Martin, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. "His experience in coordinating and developing global, corporate-wide strategy -- particularly merger and acquisition strategy -- make him a natural and welcome fit for our fast growing business. And the timing of Taneli's appointment is critical as our Tax & Accounting business continues to evolve and pursue its global growth strategy."

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mr. Ruda served as vice president of strategy development for Nokia, where he worked since 2004. In this role, he coordinated Nokia's corporate-wide strategy development, which included building strategic partnerships in the Internet services space, and selecting adjacent growth avenues for the company to pursue.

Before Nokia, he spent seven years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Stockholm and Helsinki, developing relationships and serving clients across a wide range of industries. Prior to BCG, he was a partner at a start-up firm that developed foreign exchange software for corporations.

Mr. Ruda is originally from Finland and graduated from Helsinki University of Technology with a Doctorate in technology and a Master's in engineering. He is based in New York City.

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The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. Headquartered in New York, Tax & Accounting has major operations in Dallas, Hyderabad, London, Sydney, and Toronto, and offices in nine countries. For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/taxacct/.

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