PGIM Fixed Income has appointed Diane L. Parker as head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). She joined the company on September 6 in a new role reporting to John Vibert, President of PGIM Fixed Income.
Parker will be responsible for developing and implementing a global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy specific to PGIM Fixed Income, which manages $790 billion in assets and employs 998 people worldwide.
She will work with senior management to advise the organisation on DEI best practices and engage with PGIM’s DE&I office, led by Kathryn Sayko, as well as Prudential’s Inclusive Solutions group, led by Lata Reddy, to leverage the strategic initiatives and diverse talent programmes that PGIM and Prudential have in place to promote equity and inclusion.
Solid experience in DE&I
Parker joined PGIM Fixed Income from Meredith Corporation, where she held a senior position in the DE&I.
Before Meredith Corporation, she spent two decades at the Associated Press, creating strategic DE&I initiatives, including a global leadership development programme and a diversity and inclusion education programme for the AP. This included facilitating international diversity, equity and inclusion training sessions on unconscious bias, stereotypes and cultural differences across borders.
“We strive to create a safe and inclusive work environment at PGIM Fixed Income, centred on mutual respect, intellectual honesty, transparency and teamwork. Diane’s arrival is a testament to our commitment to achieving our cultural aspirations,” said Vibert.
He added: “I have the utmost confidence that Diane’s creative and critical mind, coupled with her proven ability to design, influence and execute DEI programs, will be tremendous assets to PGIM Fixed Income employees and our clients.”