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Ricardo Bartra

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Constellation Brands


Ricardo Bartra is the global Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Constellation Brands, member of Constellation Brands Operational Executive Management Committee. He is responsible for leading the Information Technology & DMO teams globally and brings a track record of establishing enterprise-level technology, security architecture, and IT governance to enable company growth. Ricardo's visionary approach will ensure Constellation’s IT strategy remains adaptable to an ever-changing digital landscape. Carrying out his responsibilities based on Constellation's Chicago office. Ricardo is a business-driven IT executive with a 26-year track record of accelerated advancement in Fortune 100 & 500 global corporations. He joined DHL Global Forwarding in January 2012 as SVP, Chief Information Officer for the Americas, had responsibility on other Global DGF businesses. Prior to DHL, Ricardo has held various senior and executive level positions within various industry verticals. He served as Head of Global IT Strategy and Chief Architect for GlaxoSmithKline Global Consumer Business, Regional Head of IT (CIO) North America for Royal PHILIPS Consumer and held senior IT Delivery and Operations responsibilities for the PHILIPS semiconductors division. Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine named Ricardo one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” in 2011. Ricardo sits on the Executive Board of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council), where he was also named in 2008-2017 HITEC “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology.” Ricardo has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Academy in Lima, Peru. He has also completed the High Potential Executive mini-MBA Program from Royal PHILIPS at Ashridge Business School in the U.K., China and the Netherlands. Ricardo is fluent in both English and Spanish.