Apollo appoints GC

by Matthias Plötz 24 February 2023

Apollo Global has appointed Whitney Chatterjee as the firm’s general counsel and announced her assumption of the role of chief legal officer, effective 1 January 2024.

Current chief legal officer John Suydam will step into the role of senior adviser and remain at the firm as a partner.

Chatterjee joins Apollo from Sullivan & Cromwell, where she practised in the firm’s financial services divisions and served as head of the investment management group. During her time at Sullivan & Cromwell, she advised investment managers of both public and private funds.

She commented: “Apollo is one of the most sophisticated players in the alternatives and retirement services industry, and I am excited by the opportunity to work with this remarkable team. As the asset management environment continues to evolve, I look forward to leveraging my experiences working with a broad range of financial industry clients and stakeholders as part of Apollo leadership, and helping to chart its continued growth as a leading alternatives investor.”

Marc Rowan, Apollo’s CEO, said: “We are pleased to welcome Whitney to lead our legal team. said. As an increasingly integrated and multifaceted organisation, Apollo will benefit from her experience of a variety of legal, compliance and governance matters around the world. Particularly as we continue to strive for industry-leading corporate governance and corporate citizenship, Whitney will be instrumental in building and strengthening relationships across federal and state governments, fund management firms, insurers, international organisations and other key industry stakeholders.

“On behalf of the entire Apollo organisation, I thank John for his leadership over the past two decades, during which he helped oversee our growth into one of the world’s largest publicly traded asset managers,” added Rowan. “We look forward to continuing to benefit from his insights and experience as a senior adviser and partner following the transition period, when Whitney will assume responsibility for all day-to-day legal efforts across Apollo.”

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