Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has expanded its External Affairs team with the appointment of Emma Chandra as Director of External Affairs, Europe, reporting to Jon Selib, CD&R’s Head of Global External Affairs.
In this new role, Chandra will lead CD&R’s engagement with key external stakeholders, including media, government, and trade associations across Europe, while working with CD&R portfolio companies on their external communications and public affairs.
Chandra brings more than 15 years of experience across communications, public policy and stakeholder engagement to CD&R, having spent most of her career in international broadcast journalism at some of the world’s leading television networks. Most recently, she held both senior producer and senior reporter roles at Bloomberg Television in New York, Washington DC and London. Chandra covered financial markets, consumer/retail companies and international politics. She also played a strategic role as White House liaison for Bloomberg TV during the Presidential transition in 2016.
Prior to Bloomberg, Chandra was a senior broadcast journalist at the BBC’s flagship Six and Ten O’clock News bulletins, where she covered economics, business and politics.
Chandra holds a BA in Modern History and Politics from Oxford University, a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from City University London, and an MBA from Imperial College Business School. Chandra is also a Trustee of Myatts Fields Park Project, a charity that supports and runs a historic community space in South London.