Ruth Giansante is Vice President, Internal Audit at World Fuel Services Corporation, a publicly traded, multinational fuel logistics company headquartered in Miami, Florida (NYSE: INT, Fortune 100). Ruth is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent; having lived in Italy the first decade of her life before relocating to Puerto Rico with her family. She received her undergraduate degree with double majors and honors in Accounting and Finance and also her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico. While in law school, Ruth also obtained her Certified Public Accountant certification. She then went on to work with the prestigious firm of O’Neill & Borges in San Juan, Puerto Rico, focusing on complex corporate transactions and securities work. In an effort to broaden her horizons and gain exposure to the international business arena, in 2004 she relocated to Miami to pursue an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Miami. In January, 2005, Ruth became the General Counsel’s first hire in World Fuel’s then newly formed Legal department and held various roles and areas of responsibility within the Legal team. In 2009 she was promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel with responsibility for overseeing the legal compliance, employment and IP areas. During her tenure with World Fuel’s Legal team, Ruth played a key role in the development of the Company’s in-house legal function and the design and development of the Company’s global compliance programs. In 2014, she was promoted to Vice President, Internal Audit. In this capacity, she reports directly to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the global Internal Audit function.