PIMCO Hires Keami Lewis as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development
Newport Beach, California (March 26, 2018) – PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, has hired Keami Lewis as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development. Ms. Lewis will be based in PIMCO’s New York office and will report to Robin Shanahan, Managing Director and PIMCO’s Co-Chief Operating Officer and Head of Human Resources.
Ms. Lewis will drive the design and execution of PIMCO’s firm-wide talent management initiatives to support the continued development and engagement of PIMCO employees around the world.
“At PIMCO we’re committed to employing and recruiting top talent from a diverse range of industries, geographies and backgrounds that bring new ideas and fresh thinking to our firm,” said Robin Shanahan, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of HR. “Our people are our most valuable asset and Keami’s broad range of talent management skills will be instrumental in providing our employees with the necessary tools they need to develop in their careers while providing the best ideas and solutions to our clients.”
Ms. Lewis has over 20 years of talent management experience and was most recently HR Director for the New York Times newsroom overseeing all aspects of HR and talent development alongside strategies to accelerate the transformation of its digital platform. Prior to this, Ms. Lewis was Head of Manager Effectiveness at Facebook where she was responsible for designing, delivering and measuring programs focused on career, manager and leadership development as well as their diversity & inclusion initiatives.
PIMCO has hired more than 500 new employees over the last two years, including 113 investment professionals across the private strategies, client analytics, emerging markets, mortgages, real estate and macroeconomics, and plans to hire 200 more people in the next year.
Keami Lewis is Executive Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development at PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO, Ms. Lewis was HR Director for the New York Times newsroom overseeing all aspects of HR and talent development alongside strategies to accelerate the transformation of its digital platform. Previous to that, Ms. Lewis was Head of Manager Effectiveness at Facebook where she was responsible for designing, delivering and measuring programs focused on career, manager and leadership development as well as their diversity & inclusion initiatives. Prior to Facebook, Ms. Lewis held senior roles at Microsoft leading GD&I learning & development, HR leadership development programs and global diversity and inclusion for the Engineering and Business functions. Ms. Lewis also led human resources, organization development and learning and development functions at CertainTeed Corporation, Saint Gobain, Agere Systems, R&B Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment and Rosenbluth International. Ms. Lewis has held board positions with The Conference Board and Madison Chamber of Commerce, as well as industry leadership roles with ATD, and in 2003 co-authored “The Conflict and Communication Activity Book”. She earned a BA in Communications from La Salle University.
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,150+ professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.
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