Co-Founder Fritz Institute, USA
Anisya Thomas Fritz is a co-founder of Fritz Institute and served as its Managing Director from its inception in 2001 until July 2007. During her tenure, Fritz Institute developed the award-winning Humanitarian Logistics Software (HLS) and its successor HELIOS; launched the sector-wide Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL); and spearheaded the creation of the New Partnership for African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC). As part of her duties, Dr. Thomas led Fritz Institute's beneficiary-focused research and initiated collaborations with leading universities worldwide.
A respected scholar, Dr. Thomas is the author of numerous articles on the global system of humanitarian relief, competitive strategy and international entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Journal of International Business Studies.
Previously, Dr. Thomas was an associate professor of strategic management and international business at the Ryder College of Business Administration at Florida International University and a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. She has a B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Virginia Tech.