KKR & Co. L.P.

Board of Directors

Board Member Audit Conflicts Nominating and Governance Executive
Henry R. Kravis

Henry R. Kravis

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
New York

Henry Kravis (New York) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and China International Capital Corporation Limited. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus or trustee of several cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including The Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School, the Council on Foreign Relations, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Partnership Fund for New York City, Partnership for New York City, Rockefeller University, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in 1969. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

   
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
George R. Roberts

George R. Roberts

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
New York

George Roberts (Menlo Park) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Roberts currently serves as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including Claremont McKenna College and the San Francisco Symphony. He is also founder and Chairman of the board of directors of REDF, a San Francisco nonprofit organization. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1966 and a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings) Law School in 1969. Mr. Roberts has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

   
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
David Drummond

David Drummond

Mr. Drummond has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since March 14, 2014. Mr. Drummond has served as the senior vice president, corporate development of Google Inc. since January 2006, as its chief legal officer since December 2006, and as its secretary since 2002. Previously, he served as Google Inc.’s vice president, corporate development and general counsel since February 2002. Prior to joining Google Inc., from July 1999 to February 2002, Mr. Drummond served as chief financial officer of SmartForce, an educational software applications company. Prior to that, Mr. Drummond was a partner at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Drummond holds a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Santa Clara University. Mr. Drummond provides significant value to the oversight and development of our business through his management and leadership roles at a publicly-traded global technology business and his insight into legal developments affecting global enterprises.

 
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
Joseph A. Grundfest

Joseph A. Grundfest

Independent Director

Joseph A. Grundfest has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since July 15, 2010. Mr. Grundfest has been a member of the faculty of Stanford Law School since 1990, where he is the William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business. He is also senior faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University; founder and director of Directors' College, a venue for the professional education of directors of publicly traded corporations; and co-founder of Financial Engines, Inc., a provider of services and advice to participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans, where he has served as a director since its inception in 1996. Mr. Grundfest was a Commissioner of the SEC from 1985 to 1990. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Mr. Grundfest's knowledge and expertise in capital markets, corporate governance, and securities laws provides significant value to the oversight and development of our business.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
John B. Hess

John B. Hess

Independent Director

John B. Hess has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since July 28, 2011. Mr. Hess has been the chief executive officer of Hess Corporation since 1995 and a director since 1978. He was also a director of Dow Chemical Co. from 2006 to 2013. He serves as a director on the Business Council, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Hess is a member of the board of trustees at the New York Public Library, Mount Sinai Hospital. the Deerfield Academy and the Dean's Advisors of Harvard Business School. Mr. Hess also serves as a member of the board of directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Hess earned a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Hess provides significant value to the oversight and development of our business through his management and leadership roles at a global energy business, and his involvement with major businesses and public policy organizations also provides valuable perspectives for our company.

 
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
Dieter Rampl

Dieter Rampl

Independent Director

Dieter Rampl has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since July 15, 2010. Mr. Rampl was chairman of UniCredit Group from 2006 to April 2012. Previously, Mr. Rampl was a member of the board for corporate business and corporate finance at Bayerische Vereinsbank (Munich) from 1995 to January 1, 2003 when he was appointed as a spokesman of the board of managing directors until January 2006. In addition, Mr. Rampl has been a managing director of Charterhouse, London, manager of the Corporate Business of BHF—Bank Frankfurt and general manager of BHF North America, and he also operated in the foreign trade financing area at Société de Banque Suisse. He is currently the vice chairman of Mediobanca S.p.A., chairman of the supervisory board of Koenig & Bauer AG and a member of the Supervisory Board of FC Bayern München AG, and was the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayerische Börse AG until June 2010. In addition, Mr. Rampl previously served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of KKR Guernsey GP Limited, the general partner of KKR & Co. (Guernsey), formerly known as KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P. Mr. Rampl's career in the financial services industry brings important expertise to the oversight and development of our business, and he also provides a valuable European perspective to the board of directors.

 
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
Patricia F. Russo

Patricia F. Russo

Independent Director

Patricia F. Russo has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since April 15, 2011. Ms. Russo served as chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent from 2006 to 2008. Prior to the merger of Alcatel and Lucent in 2006, she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Lucent Technologies, Inc. from 2003 to 2006, and as president and chief executive officer from 2002 to 2003. Before rejoining Lucent in 2002, Ms. Russo was president and chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Company from March 2001 to December 2001. Ms. Russo has been a director of Alcoa Inc. since 2008, Merck & Co., Inc. since 2009, General Motors Company since 2009, and Hewlett-Packard Company since 2011. Prior to its merger with Merck in 2009, Ms. Russo served as a director of Schering-Plough since 1995. She graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in political science and history, and obtained an Advanced Management Degree from Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.  Ms. Russo's management and leadership experience as chief executive officer of complex global companies as well as her experience with corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and sales and marketing brings important expertise to the oversight and development of our business. Ms. Russo also brings extensive experience in corporate governance as a member of boards and board committees of other public companies.

 
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
Thomas M. Schoewe

Thomas M. Schoewe

Independent Director

Thomas M. Schoewe has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since March 14, 2011. Mr. Schoewe was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a position he held from 2000 to 2010, and was employed by Walmart in a transitional capacity to January 2011. Prior to his employment at Walmart, Mr. Schoewe served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Black and Decker Corp., a position he held from 1993 to 1999. Prior to that, he served for four years as Black and Decker's vice president of finance. He previously held the position of vice president of business planning and analysis. He joined Black and Decker in 1986 after serving at Chicago-based Beatrice Companies, where he was chief financial officer and controller of Beatrice Consumer Durables, Inc. He has served on the board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Motors Company since 2011. From 2001 to May 2012, he served on the board of directors of PulteGroup Inc., which merged with Centex Corporation in 2009 and previously served on the Centex board. Mr. Schoewe graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a bachelor's of business administration degree in finance. Mr. Schoewe's experience in financial reporting, accounting and control, and business planning and analysis brings important expertise to the oversight and development of our business.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Conflicts Committee
   
Robert W. Scully

Robert W. Scully

Independent Director

Robert W. Scully has been a member of the board of directors of KKR Management LLC, our Managing Partner, since July 15, 2010. Mr. Scully was a member of the Office of the Chairman of Morgan Stanley from 2007 until his retirement in 2009, where he had previously been co-president, chairman of global capital markets and vice chairman of investment banking. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers and at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Scully has served as a director of Zoctis Inc. since June 2013.  Previously, he was a director of Bank of America Corporation until May 2013 and has also served as a director of GMAC Financial Services and MSCI Inc. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Scully's 35-year career in the financial services industry brings important expertise to the oversight of our business. In addition, his leadership experience with a global financial services company brings an industry perspective to our business development within and outside the U.S. as well as issues such as talent development, senior client relationship management, strategic initiatives, risk management and audit and financial reporting.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Conflicts Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
 
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  • Committee Member


Executive Officers

Executive Officer Title
Henry R. Kravis

Henry R. Kravis

New York

Henry Kravis (New York) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and China International Capital Corporation Limited. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus or trustee of several cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including The Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School, the Council on Foreign Relations, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Partnership Fund for New York City, Partnership for New York City, Rockefeller University, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in 1969. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
George R. Roberts

George R. Roberts

New York

George Roberts (Menlo Park) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Roberts currently serves as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including Claremont McKenna College and the San Francisco Symphony. He is also founder and Chairman of the board of directors of REDF, a San Francisco nonprofit organization. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1966 and a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings) Law School in 1969. Mr. Roberts has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Todd A. Fisher

Todd A. Fisher

New York

Todd Fisher (New York) joined KKR in 1993 and is KKR's Global Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Fisher is responsible for overseeing the finance, legal, IT, HR, public affairs and office operations functions, coordinating with the various businesses and geographies of KKR and overseeing the Firm's efforts in Real Estate. He is a member of KKR's Real Estate Investment Committee. Since joining KKR, he has led or played a significant role in transactions including Vendex KBB (Maxeda), Dynamit Nobel (now part of) Rockwood Specialties Inc., Northgate Information Solutions, Accuride Corporation, Alea Group Holdings Ltd., Bristol West Group, Merit Behavioral Care, and Willis Group Ltd. He is currently on the board of Maxeda B.V. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Fisher worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles. Mr. Fisher holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, an M.A. with distinction from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A., Palmer Scholar, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Brown University, the Board of Advisors for SAIS, the Advisory Board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chief Administrative Officer
William J. Janetschek

William J. Janetschek

New York

William Janetschek (New York) joined KKR in 1997 and is the Chief Financial Officer of KKR and President and Chief Executive Officer of KKR Financial Holdings LLC.

Mr. Janetschek is also a member of KKR's Valuation Committee, Balance Sheet Committee and the Firm's Risk Committee. Prior to joining KKR, he was a Tax Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He holds a B.S. from St. John's University and an M.S. from Pace University. Mr. Janetschek is actively involved in the community, serving as a sponsor and member of a variety of non-profit organizations including Student Sponsor Partners and St. John’s University where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Chief Financial Officer
David J. Sorkin

David J. Sorkin

New York

David Sorkin (New York) joined KKR in 2007 and is KKR's General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Sorkin was a partner in the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he served on the Executive Committee and was one of KKR's principal outside counsels. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Williams College and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

General Counsel and Secretary


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