Social Governance

Pamela Alexander Joins KKR to Oversee Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship

Published on: 13 April 2022 12:03 PM
by KnowESG

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), the global investment company, has hired Pamela Alexander, a ford motor veteran, to lead its corporate citizenship and philanthropy programs.

According to a statement, she will be based in New York and work with KKR's portfolio companies. She succeeds Ali Hartman, who left to lead and manage investments at Tiger Global Management.

Alexander worked at Ford for more than two decades in top community development and government relations roles and directed the introduction of a safe-driving programme for teens, awards to female entrepreneurs, and efforts to acknowledge African-American men's achievements. She has been on several boards, including the Grammy Museum Foundation, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and NAACP Foundation.

KKR launched its citizenship programme in 2016 to aid in the creation of healthier, more inclusive, and resilient communities throughout the world. It established a $50 million Covid Relief Fund. Similar citizenship programmes exist at other buyout giants such as Apollo Global Management Inc. and Blackstone Inc.

Alexander said in the statement "I am honoured to be joining a company that shares my passion for community engagement and belief in the power that corporate citizenship can have in driving positive impact and empowering people and communities to reach their full potential."