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Monika Altmaier

Director of Human Resources

Monika Altmaier is CIMMYT’s Director of Human Resources. She brings with her almost 30 years of international experience and a proven track record that has spanned both multinational organizations and global enterprises.

Altmaier completed her master’s degree in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiitaet and her MBA through Duke University. She worked as the Project Leader for Internationalization at Siemens, a technology company in Germany, before joining UNOPS as the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. She later became HR Director for WHO, and prior to joining CIMMYT, she served as HR Director for FAO. In her new role at CIMMYT, Monika aims to increase the institute’s efficiency and effectiveness, and improve client and service orientation.