Spotlight on FWN Members: Nora K. Terrado, GLOBAL FWN100™ '14 (PHILIPPINES) and Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, GLOBAL FWN100™ '14 (BANGLADESH)

Congratulations to Nora K. Terrado for a successful convening of the 2015 APEC Women and the Economy Fora.

Ms. Nora K. Terrado is the Undersecretary for Management Services and Chief of Staff of the Department of Trade and Industry. Before entering the civil service, Usec. Terrado was the Country Manager of Headstrong Philippines and Vice President for IT Services and Capital Markets of Genpact Philippines.

As an IT pioneer and industry leader in the Philippines with solid track record in leading successful change programs for global clients, the Undersecretary has significantly made solid contributions in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB)  initiatives. She is this year’s Chair for the APEC Women and the Economy Fora. She was among the 2014’s 100 Influential Filipina Women (FWN100TM).

The Undersecretary is an alumnus of the University of Asia and the Pacific for her graduate studies in business economics and the University of Saint La Salle for her degree in Commerce. She is a Certified Public Accountant.


Born in Manila, Philippines, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Adamson University, Manila in 1978, passed the licensure examination for Chemical Engineers on the same year, she obtained her Masters degrees from the Philippines and a Doctoral degree from California. 

Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, was selected as top 100 women of the world under the education category by the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for 2012.  The humble story of Dr. Lamagna, being the first woman Vice Chancellor at the American International University in Bangladesh has inspired women to take actions in support of women’s empowerment and advancement in society.  Her extraordinary accomplishments in promoting women through education-based programs, initiatives or personal action in a developing country like Bangladesh have earned for her the most coveted recognition.