KKR, a global investment firm, has marked the beginning of 2024 with significant promotions within its ranks. The firm announced the elevation of 8 of its members to Partner status and 33 to Managing Director positions, effective from January 1, 2024. This move underlines KKR’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent as part of its growth and evolution strategy.
Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall, Co-Chief Executive Officers at KKR, expressed their pride in this new chapter, highlighting the company’s nearly five-decade legacy of strengthening businesses and delivering consistent results to investors. They emphasized the importance of the firm’s culture and people, acknowledging the newly promoted individuals as embodiments of KKR’s values and dedication to client and portfolio company support.
The new Partners at KKR, recognized for their exemplary contributions, include Anne Arlinghaus from Capstone in New York, and James Gordon from the Infrastructure sector in London. Joining them are Franziska Kayser and Varun Khanna, both from London, with expertise in Private Equity and Credit & Markets, respectively. Keith Kim from Seoul, specializing in Infrastructure, and Prashant Kumar from Singapore, focusing on Private Equity, are also among the newly elevated. Completing the list of Partners are George Mueller from Credit & Markets in New York and Kugan Sathiyanandarajah from Health Care Strategic Growth in London.
In addition to the new Partners, KKR has also promoted a substantial number of professionals to the role of Managing Director. This diverse group brings expertise from various sectors and global locations, reflecting the firm’s wide-reaching influence. Among them are Mohamed Attar from Global Client Solutions in Dubai, Jonathan Bersch in Corporate Services and Real Estate from New York, and Rami Bibi from Global Impact in London. Also elevated are Ben Brudney, Zac Burke, and Daniele Candela, each with a strong background in Real Estate Equity, Global Macro, Balance Sheet & Risk, and Credit & Markets, respectively, all based in New York or London.
The promotions also span across various global locations such as Dublin, Houston, Tokyo, Sydney, San Francisco, and Mumbai, with professionals like Myles Carey, Todd Falk, Andrew Jennings, Gene Kolodin, Kensuke Kudo, and many others being recognized for their significant contributions to KKR’s diverse sectors including Infrastructure, Technology, Finance, and Real Estate.
This strategic move by KKR not only strengthens its global leadership but also signifies the firm’s dedication to fostering talent and expertise within its ranks. The promotions are a testament to the individual achievements of these professionals and KKR’s commitment to excellence in the investment sector. As KKR continues to navigate the complex global investment landscape, these leaders are poised to play pivotal roles in the firm’s ongoing success and growth.