Brooke A. Fapohunda
Brooke Fapohunda is Lord Abbett’s Chief Sustainability Officer. She leads the firm’s efforts to drive sustainable and equitable growth for stakeholders worldwide. In this role, she collaborates with investment professionals on ESG investing, advances sustainability across all other aspects of the firm’s business, and leads the firm’s Community Relations and Inclusion & Diversity teams. She also is a member of the Executive Committee and Global Corporate Citizenship Committee and co-chairs the Leader Development Committee and Investment Stewardship Council.
Ms. Fapohunda joined Lord Abbett in 2006 and was named Partner in 2017. Prior to her current role, she served as Head of Human Capital Management and was responsible for aligning leadership, culture, and talent initiatives with the firm’s strategy. Prior to that, she served as Deputy General Counsel for the firm’s U.S. retail business. 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.