Blanca Treviño De Vega
Ms. Treviño is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Softtek, S.A. de C.V. (“Softtek”). Under her leadership, Softtek has become a leading information technology services company in Latin America. As President, Ms. Treviño has positioned Softtek as a key part of Mexico, opening its doors to the United States as a provider of IT services. This shaped what is known today as Nearshore, Softtek’s trademarked delivery model, and a term widely used in the industry to define outsourcing services provided by countries within close proximity. Throughout her 25-year career, Ms. Treviño has gained international recognition as a promoter of the IT services industry in and from emerging countries. To help increase the participation of Latin America in the IT field, Ms. Treviño has collaborated with various governments in the early strategies of development. Ms. Treviño has been on the Board of Directors for Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB De CV since 2006, and has been a board member for several universities and nonprofit organizations. She has also been a frequent presenter in national and international forums related to entrepreneurialism, information technology and the role of women in business. She has participated in forums at the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School and London Business School. Beyond the IT industry, she is identified by several media publications as one of the most influential executives in Mexico and Latin America. Ms. Treviño was the first woman to be inducted into the prestigious IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Providers) Outsourcing Hall of Fame and has been named one of the Top 25 Businesswomen by The Latin Business Chronicle, and a Rising Star on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women, among other accolades. In 2014, Ms Treviño was named Mexico’s Women of the Year by the National Women of the Year Foundation. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Ms. Treviño studied Computer Science at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Ms. Treviño’s significant experience in the IT industry, coupled with her experience as an entrepreneur, bring important insight to both the Board and management. Ms. Treviño is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors.