Leonard P. Ruiz Jr., Ph.D.

President and Director

President- International Medica Foundation

Leonard P. Ruiz Jr., Ph.D. is the President of the International Medica Foundation. Dr. Ruiz has 30 years of domestic and international experience and accomplishments in business development, technology transfer, and strategic partnering in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and food and feed industries. During his career Dr. Ruiz has commercialized over 50 products with total sales in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars.

His prior responsibilities also included the CEO of The SOTA TEC Fund, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) business development fund in Minnesota which funded projects with business development potential at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. His international experiences included projects in New Zealand, Malaysia (World Bank) and Pakistan (USAID). Dr. Ruiz holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University.