Ruth Marie Infiesto-Porquiado – Marketing and Administrative Assistant

ruth-porquiado-vaRuth Infiesto is a freelance event professional based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She has extensive experience in organising meetings, conferences, and exhibitions acquired over 9 years of exposure in the Events industry.

Ruth used to work as Senior Events Assistant for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. SPE is the largest individual member society that caters to the development of professionals in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Her role provided Ruth the opportunity to travel to different countries, not only within her region of assignment. It also allowed her to network with professionals in and outside the O&G and Event industries.

Prior to her engagement with SPE, Ruth worked as Project Assistant for Conferences at Reed Exhibitions – one of the biggest names in events organising in the UAE. There she was exposed to protocol-related activities, which she believed made her grow in the field. This experience would later on pave way to her added role as Coordinator for the SPE Qatar Section where she reported to a member of Qatar’s ruling family. While there were occasions when she had to fly to Qatar herself to complete some tasks, most part of the role was done virtually.

Ruth completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines in Mindanao in 2000. From that time on she worked as college instructor, researcher, a volunteer at a Non-Government Organisation, office administrator, and content writer, before coming to Dubai in 2007. Since then, Ruth has collected more experiences in different fields.

Today, Ruth is busy updating her website. Selling real estate properties is one of her biggest passions and she has been helping prospective buyers and investors for several years now. In her spare time she also writes blog entries for a company that provides services to National Oil Companies (NOC’s), and also gather data required by a start-up events company. She is also in contact with conference speakers whom she worked with in the past for their future editing and proofreading needs.

For a copy of Ruth’s resume please click here.