Apollo (NYSE: APO) has hired Carletta Ooton as head of ESG for private equity and operating partner within Apollo’s portfolio performance solutions platform.

Ms. Ooton will look to build on the firms commitment to ESG by advancing integration and performance across Apollos private equity portfolio.

Prior to joining Apollo, Ms. Ooton worked at Amazon where she served as vice president of product assurance, risk and security. During her time at Amazon, Ooton focused on installing foundational sustainability efforts involving energy, environmental sustainability, transportation sustainability and more. In addition, Ms. Ooton has served similar roles at Coca-Cola, Cott Beverages, Bath & Body Works, Unilever and Tate & Lyle.

“Carletta’s incredible track record of building industry-leading ESG programs across large and complex organizations will help to unlock tangible, differentiated, and operational performance across our portfolio,” added Aaron Miller, head of APPS.