Malati Thomas is the Senior Director of HR for the Americas.  Ms. Thomas has over 16 years of experience in both the financial services and food manufacturing industries.  She has a passion for understanding people, processes, and technologies and leveraging these to align human resource strategy with business objectives.  Malati earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Competitive and Organizational Strategy from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.  She holds a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification.  She also serves on the Simon Graduate School of Business Alumni Board supporting the board’s mission of nurturing the school’s global alumni community by creating engagement that continues for a lifetime.