An accomplished financial industry marketing and human resource professional with demonstrated expertise in diversity and inclusion, Azurée S. Montoute-Lewis has dedicated her life to creating supportive work environments with equal opportunities for all. She currently serves as H+K’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion where she draws on almost two decades of experience with diversity program development, recruitment, employee engagement, talent management, advocacy and management training.
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.