Pamela Thomas-Graham Appointed Member of the Executive Board and Chief Talent, Branding and Communications Officer

Jan 11, 2010, 09:56 ET from Credit Suisse

ZURICH, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse today announced the appointment of Pamela Thomas-Graham in the new role of Chief Talent, Branding and Communications Officer. She will be a member of the Executive Boards of Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse, and will have global responsibility for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Corporate Branding and Advertising. Pamela Thomas-Graham joins Credit Suisse on the 11th of January and will report to Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse. Harald Stoehr, Global Head of Human Resources and Charles Naylor, Global Head of Corporate Communications and Branding will continue in their current roles and will now report to Pamela Thomas-Graham.

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Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse said: "Outstanding talent and an excellent reputation are core to our success. Today we have a great opportunity to differentiate Credit Suisse as a leading global bank. In this newly created role, the priorities for Pamela will be to help build the position of Credit Suisse as the best place to work in our industry and the world's most admired bank. With her background in strategy consulting, media and brand marketing and her broad leadership experience Pamela is ideally qualified to help us lead change at Credit Suisse and to develop our people and our brand."

Pamela Thomas-Graham said: "I am very excited and honored to join Credit Suisse at this point in its development. The firm has emerged as a leader in its field. Its business model and global reach position the company extremely well in a rapidly changing environment, and I'm eager to start working with an organization with such great talent."

Most recently, Pamela Thomas-Graham was a Managing Director in the private equity group of Angelo, Gordon & Co. in New York. Her previous roles include Group President, Liz Claiborne and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CNBC television and CNBC.com. She served as an associate and later as a partner at McKinsey & Company for ten years. Pamela graduated with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review. She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics.

She is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and currently resides in New York, with her husband and their three children.

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