Azurée Montoute-Lewis

Azurée is an accomplished human resources executive with demonstrated expertise in talent acquisition and management, learning and development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has dedicated her career to creating high-performing, innovative and psychologically safe work environments with equal opportunities for all. She currently serves as Hill+Knowlton’s Global Head of Talent Management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion where she draws on almost two decades of experience in employee experience and engagement, organizational culture, and leadership development.

Widely regarded as a diversity & inclusion subject matter expert, Azurée often presents at conferences and events on inclusion-related topics. As Global Director of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion for Fitch Group, she designed and implemented the organization’s first diversity and inclusion strategy which included the ForwardPath Women’s Leadership Development Program and the “All of Us” global inclusion training module. Azurée spent nine years as a Vice President in Citigroup’s Global Diversity and Talent Management department where she led teams responsible for succession planning, talent reviews, executive assessments, coaching/development, employee networking and flexible work initiatives. Azurée’s resume also includes positions within the marketing departments of Dun & Bradstreet and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Azurée earned her BA in Political Science, Sociology and Physics from the University of Richmond as a part of the Cigna Honors Program. She holds an MBA in Marketing, Management and Leadership from the Stern School of Business at NYU and will soon complete her master’s degree in Organizational Development and Talent Management at NYU.

Azurée actively participates in multiple professional organizations which align with her passion for community service and efforts to empower underserved communities. She is a member of the New York Chapters of National Black MBA Association, Society of Human Resource Management, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and Organization Development Network.  She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, now incorporated for over twenty years, and her graduate chapter of Delta Rho Omega.