The Christopher Group Places Global Head of Talent & DEI at

NEW YORK, NY –, a nonprofit design, and innovation organization, has appointed Kelli Kombat as their new Global Head of Talent & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Pam Noble.

“I knew from the beginning Kelli was a perfect fit for this role,” said Pam Noble. “Her significant human resource background and her holistic passion for diversity, equity, and belonging are evident in everything she does.  It was an honor to work with Ben Chase and the IDEO leadership team to fill this integral leadership position.”

Ms. Kombat will develop, manage, and ensure all aspects of the Human Resources function align with and contribute to the business objectives. She will oversee the full range of HR including HR Operations (including compliance, systems, benefits, and compensation), L&D, Experience across the employee lifecycle, Employee Relations, and acting as a partner to Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Kombat brings over 18+ years of experience to Her previous held roles include companies such as FreshDirect, L’Oréal, Volvo Cars, Ford Motor Company, and most recently she was the Global Director of Employee Experience at the International Trademark Association.

About is focused on solving challenges in poverty and spreading human-centered design through the social sector. Human-centered design enables organizations to create and deliver innovative solutions to pressing challenges that are rooted in the needs of people. works directly with organizations on projects using the human-centered design process across a wide range of focus areas related to poverty, including health, financial services, gender equity, water, and sanitation.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.