SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT

Sonia Segovia

Sonia grew up in Pulupundan, Negros Occidental with two siblings. Her father managed his own general store and, at the same time, operated two passenger jeepneys. Her mother worked as a government employee.

At a young age, she had already set her goals. Coming from a working class family, education was given the utmost priority. Sonia knew that to achieve her dreams for herself and her family, she had to work hard.

She was able to enter college at St. La Salle Bacolod in 1984. Sonia de la Torre, as she was known back then, pursued a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in Accounting. As she pursued her major, her dedication to her studies was recognized as she was chosen as one of SGV Foundation’s scholars for the SY 1986-1987 up to SY 1987-1988.

Graduating Cum Laude and placing 7th in the 1988 CPA board examinations, Sonia proved that learning to focus on your work and persevering will pay off.

Shortly, after the CPA board exams, she applied at SGV & Co. Since then, Sonia has become a partner in Tax and specializes in tax compliance, tax due diligence, modeling of tax impact under alternative structures, review of controls on tax-related processes and review of Deferred Income Tax. She completed the Management Development Program of the AIM and has earned units in Masters in Business Administration at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Now she is able to share what she has learned from her education and experience through lectures and through articles she has written.

Being an SGV Foundation scholar, Sonia did not only make her school proud, but as part of the SGV family, she has also made the SGV Foundation fulfill its mission of providing opportunities in education, aiming towards social development.

Sources:

2010, A Time for Hope, De la Salle University

DLSU website

SGV & Co. website

Copyright 2010-2011 SGV Foundation. All Rights Reserved.