Claudia Cadena

Claudia is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Thread Advisory (www.thread-advisory.com), a company which she incorporated in Malaysia in January 2018. Her main focus is to support and complement organizational capabilities around defining and implementing human capital strategies and programmes that are aligned to business objectives and that will enable organizations to attract, retain and engage their talent, amidst today’s competitive and volatile business environment.

Claudia has over 25 years of functional and leadership experience in strategic, advisory and operational Human Capital Management. She has worked in a wide range of industries (aviation, oil and gas, telecommunications, strategic human capital consulting, investment and retail banking), and has served diverse types of organizations (Government-Linked, entrepreneurial-led, conglomerates and multi-national corporations).

Her areas of technical expertise are organizational transformation, transition and change management, culture, talent management, employee engagement and communication. Overarching these technical areas are her strong programme, project and stakeholder management skills that enable buy-in and disciplined execution.

Claudia recently performed the role of caretaker CEO (March – Dec 2017) for Malaysia Airlines Academy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines), and served as Board member of the Academy for two years (2016 and 2017).

Claudia is a regular speaker in local and international conferences, and is frequently invited to conduct workshops and seminars on human capital management topics. She was invited to be a member of the brainstorming Lab entrusted to define the work scope of TalentCorp Malaysia, a national agency under the Prime Minister’s Department formed in 2011, which formulates and facilitates initiatives to address the availability of talent in line with the need of the country’s economic transformation.

Claudia is a lawyer by profession (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), and has a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and Human Capital Management from London School of Economics. She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resources Management (MIHRM) and is currently pursuing a professional certification course to become a certified global Business Coach.

Abbreviated bio:

Claudia is the Founder and principal Consultant of Thread Advisory, focusing on Strategic Human Capital Management consulting. She has over 25 years of strategic, operational and consulting experience in human capital management. While on employment with Malaysia Airlines, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer, she was a member of the Management Executive Committee, she performed the role of care-taker CEO for the Training Academy for 6 months and served as a member of the Academy's Board of Directors for the past 2 years. Her areas of expertise are organizational transformation and culture, talent management, change / transition management, employee engagement and communication. Combined with programme / project and stakeholder management capabilities. She is a lawyer (Universidad dhe los Andes - Colombia) and has a Master in Industrial Relations and Human Capital Management from London School of Economics. She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resources Management and is pursuing a professional certification course to become a certified global business coach.

Claudia Cadena
Founder and Principal Consultant at Thread Advisory, Malaysia
Former Chief Human Resources Officer at Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Malaysia