Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, has appointed Jon Selib as managing director and global external affairs leader. Selib will lead CD&R’s engagement with external stakeholders including media, government and trade associations and work with portfolio companies to improve communications and public affairs.

Before joining CD&R, Selib served as senior vice president of global policy and public affairs at Pfizer where he led a global team of professionals focused on reputation, public affairs and policy initiatives with governments and key stakeholders. Prior to his time at Pfizer, Selib served as chief of staff to Senator Max Baucus of Montana.

“CD&R has a well-earned reputation for delivering results for its external partners, creating jobs, and benefitting the communities where it operates and invests,” said Selib. “I am thrilled to be joining a team at CD&R that is committed to integrity and growing businesses in a socially responsible manner.”

“Jon is a highly respected external affairs leader, having advised large multinational corporations and financial sponsors on public positioning, as well as navigating a host of complex and high-profile negotiations in government over his career,” said Nate Sleeper, CD&R’s CEO. “We believe our firm and portfolio companies will benefit from his deep experience and strategic counsel as they confront an ever more competitive and sophisticated landscape.”