IBM launches microfinance IT service platform in Peru


By Alberto Limache Ramírez, El Comercio
Adapted from Spanish by Diana Schwalb

Jaime Garcia Echecopar.

The conditions for investment and growth in Peru prompted IBM to develop a center to provide microfinance services in this South American country. Jaime Garcia Echecopar, general director for IBM in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, announced the launch of this project.

You have taken up positions in various subsidiaries of IBM in the region. Now that you are back in Peru, what are your thoughts on the Peruvian technology market?
I have returned to Peru in a spectacular moment. Investment conditions are at their best. And we have human resources of the best quality. It’s a special moment and precisely one of our strategies is investment focused on emerging countries.

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