Lata N. Reddy is Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact at Prudential Financial and Chair and President of The Prudential Foundation.
In these roles, Reddy harnesses the power of capital markets to drive financial and social mobility. By combining diversity strategies, impact investments, philanthropy, corporate contributions and employee engagement with Prudential’s full business capabilities, she helps position the company to promote economic opportunity and sustainable growth.
Under Reddy’s leadership, Prudential is building an impact investment portfolio with the goal of $1 billion in assets under management by 2020. Additionally, she oversees a yearly grantmaking budget of $40 million through The Prudential Foundation, and a $22 million corporate contributions budget.
Reddy originally joined Prudential in 1997. She left in 2008 to launch a consulting practice and returned to the firm in her current role in 2012. Prior to joining Prudential, she was a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education. Her dedication to promoting equity has spanned her career in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.
She currently serves on the boards of several national and local organizations including Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc., Living Cities, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Newark Alliance. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board for the California Organized Investment Network and is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leaders Network.
Reddy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.