DDB Worldwide appoints Nikki Lamba as Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
DDB Worldwide has appointed Nikki Lamba to lead diversity and inclusion globally. In the newly created role Lamba will support DDB Worldwide’s ongoing mission to drive programs and initiatives that support diversity and inclusive practices across the network for its teams and clients.
The appointment comes at a pivotal time as DDB Worldwide continues to strengthen its core global leadership team. “At DDB, growth and success are driven by able and talented people regardless of background,” said Marty O’Halloran, DDB Worldwide CEO. “We remain focused on furthering our progress towards being a network that recruits, recognizes and retains diverse teams.”
“Creativity is pivotal to our success and, by extension, diversity is as well,” says Justin Thomas-Copeland, CEO of DDB North America. “To achieve our ambitions, we are driving towards an organization with a truly broad definition of diversity, and one that champions inclusion to grapple with pervasive racism and inequities in our business and in support of our clients.”
Lamba joins DDB from Catalyst, where she spent 11 years advising Fortune 500 companies on their diversity & inclusion strategies, initiatives and practices. In her role as Senior Director, Lamba employed data analytics, research, and relationship building to provide partnership and guidance on organizational strategies and D&I programming in order to hire, advance and retain diverse talent.
Lamba brings variety of expertise to this global role, including the ability to analyze and apply qualitative and quantitative data, talent management, leadership and engagement practices. Having programmed and hosted a variety of events surrounding the topics of diversity and equity, Lamba provides a strong voice on the issues of diversity.
Lamba also served as member of Catalyst’s Awards Evaluation Committee responsible for evaluating and recognizing innovative organizational initiatives that have accelerated progress for women through workplace inclusion.