Deepa Patel

Chair

Deepa Patel is an emerging leader in the financial information industry. In 2006, as a recent college graduate, she joined Thomson Reuters as an entry level analyst and rose to become a manager of a global team all within four years. Deepa has been credited for building and strengthening a global team, spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas, with a focus on clear communication and strong collaboration. Her drive to understand the strategic business vision and the impact of business decisions have helped her to become a strong problem-solver and an essential innovator in her workplace.

While progressing in her professional career, Deepa has been consistently engaged in community work during the past 10 years. After serving as the lead finance staff at South Asian Youth Action (SAYA), a community based non-profit organization, Deepa remained engaged at SAYA as a volunteer. As a first generation American, Deepa has a deep concern for immigrant issues and the immigrant community’s progress in civil engagement. She actively supports a range of immigrant and community development initiatives and also mentors young immigrant professionals and college students focused on career growth.Deepa holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University and currently works as a business analyst at Interactive Data Corporation. Deepa also spends her time as a volunteer board member and treasurer of Immigrant Action (nysiaf.org) and Chhaya CDC.