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Karla Blanco is the Corporate Affairs Director for Intel Latin America. She has worked at Intel for more than 18 years, first starting as the Customs & Free Trade Zone Specialist in the Finance Department and then moving to Corporate Affairs as the Government Affairs Manager. Prior to Intel, Karla worked at PROCOMER- La Promotora de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica, the foreign trade corporation of Costa Rica. As Intel representative, she is a board member for the Association of Businesses for Development (CSR). She is also Vital Voices mentor, an organization that promotes women's leadership based on values and the discovery of one's potential. Karla studied customs administration and holds a MBA with international business emphasis. She is a fellow of the ninth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.