Brooke A. Fapohunda
Brooke Fapohunda serves as the Head of Human Capital Management. In this role, she advises the business on all aspects of its investment in people and culture. She is responsible for leading the firm’s efforts in the areas of talent acquisition, employee experience, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, compensation and benefits, and organizational change. In addition, Ms. Fapohunda is a member of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the firm’s leadership, strategic direction, and crisis management. She also serves on the firm’s Leader Development Committee and Global Corporate Citizenship Committee.
Ms. Fapohunda joined Lord Abbett in 2006 and was named Partner in 2017. Prior to her current role, she served as Deputy General Counsel managing the group within Lord Abbett’s Legal Department that provides day to day support to the Lord Abbett Family of Funds. In this role, she collaborated with senior personnel throughout the firm on product development, registration, and operations; regulatory and governance matters; and negotiation and oversight of service provider arrangements. Her previous experience includes serving as Vice President and Counsel in the asset management division of Credit Suisse and Associate at law firms Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and K&L Gates LLP. She has worked in the financial services industry since 2002.
Ms. Fapohunda earned an AB from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia University.