Growth equity firm General Atlantic announced today the appointment of Cornelia Gomez as Global Head of ESG, responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy to advance its ESG efforts internally and across its portfolio.
Bill Ford, Chairman, and CEO of General Atlantic, said:
“Cornelia has an outstanding track record building and leading high-impact ESG programs, and she shares our core commitment to responsible business stewardship. Cornelia’s experience and expertise will help us maximize the positive impact we can have across our global portfolio of high-growth companies and the sustainable value we deliver to our capital partners. We’re delighted to welcome her to the firm as Global Head of ESG.”
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Gomez was Head of ESG and Sustainability at private equity investor PAI Partners, where she established the firm’s ESG practice and served as the main point of contact with investors, investment teams, and portfolio companies, helping to integrate different ESG factors across the investment cycle.
Gomez has also served as the global Coordinator for the International Climate Initiative, a global collaboration of private markets investors focused on combatting climate change, sponsored by the UN Principle for Responsible Investment, and has also led the Social Compliance unit at food retailer Casino Group.
John Toriello, Managing Director and Global Head of Transactions at General Atlantic, said:
“ESG is critical to building and adding value to enduring businesses, especially when they’re in the growth stage. I look forward to working closely with Cornelia to enhance our ESG considerations and decision-making throughout the entire lifespan of our partnerships with global entrepreneurs and their companies.”
“I’ve seen firsthand what can be achieved when organizations with a global network support bold and comprehensive ESG programs, and I’m proud to be joining a firm that understands and supports this critically important work. I look forward to working with the team to ensure that ESG becomes a transformative value creation lever as General Atlantic continues to scale high-growth companies that are building the future.”