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Mr. John Ruan III

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Mr. John Ruan III

The World Food Prize Foundation


John Ruan III serves as Chairman of the World Food Prize Foundation, Chairman of Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber’s Executive Committee.

In addition to the transportation business, Mr. Ruan provides oversight to several Ruan organizations serving as Chairman of Iowa Export-Import Trading Company; Chairman and President of City Center Corporation; Trustee of the John Ruan Foundation Trust; and, Chairman and CEO of Ruan Center Corporation, and Ruan, Inc. 

Mr. Ruan is also Chairman, President and CEO of bank holding company, BTC Financial Corporation and serves as Chairman for the bank subsidiary, Bankers Trust Company NA.
Mr. Ruan is a member of the boards of Hubbell Realty Company, Iowa Business Council, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Downtown Community Alliance, Chief Executives Organization and Castle Pines Golf Club.  He is trustee of Culver Educational Foundation, and past chairman of The Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and The Greater Des Moines YMCA.
Ruan received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

John is married to Janis Ruan and they have two children, John IV and Rachel. In his spare time, John enjoys hunting, golf, racquet-ball, spectator sports, reading and travel.

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