The Carlyle Group Names Leigh Farris Global Head of Corporate Communications
Washington, DC and New York, NY – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced today that Leigh Farris is joining as Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Communications, working directly with Co-CEOs Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin.
Leigh will lead the team responsible for Carlyle’s global communications strategy, including corporate branding, media relations, issues management and employee and executive communications. As a member of the management committee, she will work closely with senior leadership on all aspects of the firm’s business. Leigh will begin her role later this spring.
“We are excited to have Leigh join Carlyle,” said Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin. “Her experience and relationships will enhance our ability to create value for our investors and our people.”
“Carlyle is a company with a strong brand that has been cultivated over decades,” Leigh Farris said. “It’s an exciting time to join and I look forward to working with the team, the companies across the portfolio, and all of the firm’s stakeholders and partners around the world.”
Leigh joins from Goldman Sachs where she most recently served as Managing Director, CEO Communications. She also led communications for the firm’s impact investing platform, including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Urban Investment Group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she held communications leadership roles at GE and CBS News.
Leigh graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and lives in New York City.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,650 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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