Lina Delgado is a strategic partnerships and alliances expert. She identifies, cultivates, and executes win-win partnerships to accelerate organizational growth and develop new business opportunities. She is a creative strategist with proven success in connecting governments and the private sector to collaborate on projects and solutions.
In addition to her role at CollaborateUp, Lina serves as the Executive Director of the Colombian American Association (CAA) in New York. She leads business-relevant programs covering geopolitical issues and other current affairs of interest to the business, public sector, NGO, and academic communities. As Executive Director, she oversees the development of new revenue sources, as well as building and maintaining relationships with sponsors, internal stakeholders, corporate members, and funders.
At the CAA, Ms. Delgado also created the Association’s first incubation program for early-stage entrepreneurs from minority groups in Colombia. The program aims to help entrepreneurs build their businesses from the ground up and generate a positive impact in their communities.
As a women and gender equality advocate, Lina implemented diversity and inclusion policies to all programs, including a rule to have at least one female speaker on all panels.
Prior to joining CAA, she founded a digital marketing agency serving small and mid-size companies wanting to promote their businesses and engage with their customers online and offline. Before that, Ms. Delgado worked as a senior investor relations associate at i-Advize, covering Latin American companies. Lina worked closely with CFOs and IRO’s of publicly traded companies preparing communication strategies and reports for investors and buy-side equity analysts while developing new business for her practice.
Ms. Delgado holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from ICESI University in Cali, Colombia, and an MBA Essentials certificate from the London School of Economics.
She enjoys mentoring social entrepreneurs, spending time with her two dogs Santo & Lupita, and visiting her native country Colombia.