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Jordhy Ledesma is a polymath working on key global problems. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, mathematician, designer and professional chess player whose work has been recognized by the United Nations’ World Summit Awards, The Organization of Ibero American States and The Miss Universe Organization.

As reported by Bloomberg Businessweek, his latest research work, the best-selling business case “Investing in Language Learning”, presents a new financial model that helped Best Buy and Rosetta Stone allocate funds towards language learning for customer service representatives.

Jordhy Ledesma first appeared on national TV at age 14, then won the national math olympiads at age 17 and led the Dominican Math team to two bronze medals. He’s a Batten Scholar, a three-time collegiate chess  champion and a three-time Miss Universe Dominican Republic co-sponsor.

In less than 40 years, Mr. Ledesma has written 10 books, produced over 200 websites and created employment for over 400 professionals. His passions are the integration of Latinos to the global economy, Latin American literature and research-driven Internet innovation.