Carolina Esguerra Colborn

Carolina Esguerra Colborn
Mesa, Arizona
Carolina Esguerra Colborn was prominent in Philippine business before she migrated to the US in 2004. She was former President/CEO of BayanTrade, the eprocurement hub of the Philippines, Managing Director of SAP Philippines, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Manager of MegaLink, the ATM switch of banks, and Vice-President of the Development Academy of the Philippines. She also worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), IBM and NCR. She holds a BS in Mathematics, MBA, and DPA abd from the University of the Philippines.

In industry, she became President of the Philippine Computer Society, founding Chair of the Information Technology Foundation of the Philippines, and founding President of the Knowledge Management Association of the Philippines. In the Southeast Asian Computer Confederation, she was Chair of the Special Industry Group on Professional Standards and SEARCC Expo 1990, a biennial convention. Twice a recipient of the Most Powerful Women in IT Award, she also represented the private sector in the National Information Technology Council.

Carolina retired in Seattle, Washington where her eldest daughter lives. While babysitting her grandson, she taught Diversity Issues in Business at the Seattle Central Community College, Project Management and Communications Management in Central Washington University, and English as a Second Language in Renton Technical College. She also volunteered for SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. In 2008 she married Bill and six months later they started their American cruise in an RV. Midway she started a blog which averages 13,500 views per month, 22,000 in the best month, 19,000 for the best post. Four posts have been published in Philippine and American e-magazines.
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