Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Chief Marketing and Talent Officer, and Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management New Markets at Credit Suisse AG, and a member of the Executive Boards of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG. She has global responsibility for overseeing Human Resources, Corporate Marketing, Branding and Advertising, One Bank Collaboration to deliver the bank’s key capabilities across Divisions and Regions, and the bank’s off-shoring program, which is comprised of four Centers of Excellence around the world. In addition, as Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management New Markets, Ms. Thomas-Graham is responsible for designing and developing market segment strategies to attract and grow client relationships in key communities, including women, African-Americans and the LGBT community. Ms. Thomas- Graham is the first woman to be appointed to the Executive Board in the bank’s history.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse AG, Ms. Thomas-Graham was a Managing Director in the private equity group of Angelo, Gordon & Co., the New York-based investment management firm. She had previously served as Group President of Liz Claiborne Inc.’s wholesale apparel business. Ms. Thomas-Graham was at NBC for six years, where she served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CNBC Television and a Director of CNBC International. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CNBC.com, leading the creation of the start-up financial news website. Ms. Thomas-Graham began her career at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for ten years advising a wide range of Fortune 500 clients in media, financial services, apparel, and other consumer industries. She became the first black woman partner in the firm’s history in 1995.
Ms. Thomas-Graham is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York, and sits on the boards of the Clorox Company, the New York Philharmonic and the Parsons School of Design. A member of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ms. Thomas-Graham previously served on the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy and on the Harvard University Alumni Association board. She has written three mystery novels, which have been translated into Japanese and German, published by Simon & Schuster. Ms. Thomas-Graham graduated with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review. Ms. Thomas-Graham graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude 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.