Ruben Puentes

Professor & Director Innovation Partnerships


  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University
  • M.S. Texas A&M University
  • B.A. Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay



Ruben is a seasoned professional with 45+ year track record of international development work and a strong sense of purpose for alleviating poverty, reducing inequities, improving the wellbeing of vulnerable populations, and protecting the environment. Experience in building capacities for community change that last over time. Ruben has an extensive overseas career, is comfortable managing diverse portfolios, and knows how to work along all phases of the program life cycle including evaluation and upscaling.