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Softtek President & CEO to Speak at 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund

Blanca Treviño joins WBG President, LinkedIn Co-founder and Actor Sean Penn in panel on youth entrepreneurship

LIMA, Peru – October 5, 2015 – Softtek, founder of the nearshore industry and leading global IT services provider announced today that its President and CEO Blanca Treviño will participate in a panel session entitled “Young Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Sustainable Growth” at the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) taking place October 5-11, 2015, in Lima, Peru.

On Thursday, October 8th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m (Peru) Treviño and prominent international business leaders will exchange perspectives on the role of entrepreneurship and youth in spurring development around the world. The prolific panel will include a Davos-style forum debate in front of a global and virtual audience.  

The panelists include:

  • Allen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn
  • Mariana Costa, Co-Founder, Laboratoria
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Sean Penn, Actor and Social Activist
  • Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation
  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek

“At the heart of global economic sustainability are the innovative, ambitious entrepreneurs that lead change and pursue constant evolution,” said Blanca Treviño, Softtek President and CEO. “Building tomorrow’s leaders starts with providing today’s youth with the right tools, education and guidance not only in developed countries but across the globe.” 

The 2015 WBG/IMF Annual Meetings serve to unite central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, global financial stability, poverty eradication, jobs and growth, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Approximately 13,000 participants from 188 countries will be in attendance at the upcoming event in Lima.

To join the livestream broadcast of the panel, visit: and follow #YouthBiz on Twitter. The full program for the 2015 WBG-IMF Annual Meetings may be accessed here.   

About Softtek: 
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With 12 Global Delivery Centers in the U.S., Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and India, Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries.  Through on-site, on-shore and it’s trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and a leader of the nearshore industry. Visit , follow @Softtek, connect with Softtek on LinkedIn and read Softtek’s blog

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