Prudential’s Reddy named to UNICEF USA national board of directors

Lata Reddy, senior vice president, inclusive solutions, at Prudential Financial and chair of the Prudential Foundation, was named to the national board of directors of UNICEF USA, the group announced Wednesday.

The appointment is effective July 1.

Reddy was one of four new appointees, joining Steve Easton (managing member, Eaton Investment Holdings), Ken Graboys (co-founder and CEO, the Chartis Group) and Laura Jones (chief marketing officer, Instacart).

UNICEF CEO Michael Nyenhuis welcomed them to the organization.

“We are excited and honored to welcome Steve Eaton, Ken Graboys, Laura Jones and Lata Reddy to UNICEF USA’s national board of directors,” he said. “Each brings experience, leadership and expertise to help UNICEF drive change and relentlessly pursue a better world for every child.”

Reddy, well known and widely respected in New Jersey, brings exceptional programmatic expertise and leadership in the foundation space and provides a unique perspective on UNICEF USA’s large-scale transformational partnerships.

Reddy’s leadership in diversity, equity & inclusion strategies, along with driving financial and social mobility, brings a valuable perspective as the board engages more deeply in this work.


The United Nations Children’s Fund works in more than 190 countries and territories to pursue a more equitable world for every child. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we are working toward a world that upholds the rights of all children and helps every child thrive.

“Prudential has supported UNICEF USA since 2006, evolving our approach to ensure financial resiliency is a critical part of disaster preparedness and relief for families,” she said. “I’m honored to join the UNICEF USA board as we collaborate to reimagine global resilience and prepare our communities to withstand future crises.”

Under Reddy’s leadership, Prudential became one of the first institutional investors to grow and manage an impact investing portfolio with $1 billion in assets under management. Additionally, she oversees a yearly grant-making budget of over $40 million through the Prudential Foundation, and a $17 million corporate contributions budget.

Reddy originally joined Prudential in 1997. Prior to joining Prudential, she was a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education. Her dedication to promoting equity has spanned her career in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.