As a Global CISO of Carnival Corporation, Gatha leads Information Security Program to manage security risks, assure compliance while protecting personal data and corporate assets through industry best practices and state-of-the-art technology solutions. Overseeing Information Security, she partners with CIOs, Business leaders, CFOs, DPO, Audit, Ethics and Compliance, Maritime Safety, and Legal to work as one team for fast and nimble risk-based decision making and IS delivery.

Gatha is a thought-leader, strategist, and practitioner who excels in building strategic alliances with stakeholders, focusing on mission goals, and aligning people and technology portfolios to delivery business outcomes. Gatha nurtures growth-mindset, fosters collaboration and authentically leads a highly talented, passionate, and diverse workforce. She is a DEI champion with core values of Trust | Empower | Enable | Challenge.

As an Information Security and Technology executive, Gatha drives excellence and achievement of business objectives through innovation, creativity, operational efficiency, and cost optimization.

Prior to her current role, Gatha was the Sr. Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance, where she was responsible for establishing an information security governance and risk program and ensuring compliance against regulatory requirements such as SOX, PCI, AVC and HIPAA. She has served Carnival since 2005 in various roles.

Overall, Gatha brings over 22 years’ experience in several Information Security and Technology domains, including Cyber Security, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Application Development, Quality and Process Engineering, Infrastructure Service Management, DevSecOps, Asset Management, Negotiations and Strategic Partnerships, Contract Management, Program Management and Financial Stewardship.

Gatha’s holds a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science. Gatha recently earned a Master Certificate in Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership from the Professional Development Academy (PDA) created by the former Gen. Colin Powell.