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KKR appoints head of corporate citizenship

by Krystal Scanlon 14 April 2022

KKR has appointed Pamela Alexander as managing director and head of corporate citizenship, based in New York.

She joins from Ford Motor Company, where she spent the last 23 years, during which time she led the development of various community relations programmes. She initially joined the firm as government affairs manager, and held the position for seven years. She rose through the ranks to her most recent role of director of community development for the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. In this position, she directed and led community engagement for the US.

In her new role at KKR, Alexander will oversee the development and execution of the firm’s corporate citizenship and philanthropy programmes globally and will serve as a resource on citizenship to KKR’s portfolio companies.

She currently also serves on various non-profit boards, including the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the NAACP Foundation, the Congressional Award Foundation and the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry.

“We believe purpose and citizenship work hand-in-hand to drive performance and employee engagement. Our employees care deeply about their communities and we want to provide the best possible platform and resources for them to have a positive impact on the world around them,” said Ken Mehlman, partner, global head of public affairs and co-head of global impact at KKR. “I am thrilled to welcome Pamela to our team and am confident her impressive track record of driving impactful citizenship initiatives and building strong relationships with non-profits and community leaders will be invaluable to us as we continue to build out this platform for the benefit of our employees, investors, portfolio companies and their communities.”

KKR’s citizenship programme was launched in 2016 in a bid to empower the firm, its employees and its portfolio companies to create healthier, more inclusive and resilient communities, globally.

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