Mukul Chawla Joins KKR as Head of Growth Actions in Asia-Pacific | Business and finance

HONG KONG – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021–

Global investment firm KKR today announced the appointment of Mukul Chawla as Partner and Head of Growth Equities in Asia Pacific. In the newly created role, he will lead and accelerate KKR’s regional investment strategy in high growth emerging companies in sectors such as tech, healthcare, fintech, consumer and other growth categories. . Mr. Chawla’s appointment is effective from December 9, 2021 and he will be based in Asia while spending considerable time in KKR’s global offices, including Menlo Park.

Mr. Chawla joins KKR from Temasek, where he was Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Co-Head of North America, and a member of their investment and management committees. . After joining Temasek in 2010, he helped develop their Telecom, Media & Technology and North America franchises based in New York and San Francisco. Mr. Chawla has sponsored 39 technology and growth investments, including Airbnb, Xiaomi, Doordash, Roblox, Virtu Financial, Dell Technologies, Ancestry and Waymo, and has served on 11 boards, including GHX, Creative Artists Agency, WebMD, Internet Brands, Fanatics, Blujay (now E2Open) and Intapp. Earlier in his career, he worked at Warburg Pincus in New York, Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley, and the United States Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. Mr. Chawla holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science , Pilani.

Ming Lu, Partner and Director of KKR Asia, said, “We are seeing more innovations and local startups from Asia than ever before, and the ideas these companies and entrepreneurs bring into our global economy have the potential to transform. our daily lives and entire industries. For this reason, Asian growth stocks are becoming an increasingly important part of the region’s larger investment landscape. As we continue to seek out these attractive investment opportunities, we are delighted to welcome an experienced global growth equity investor of Mukul’s caliber to the KKR team. We want to leverage his leadership experience, proven track record and close relationships in the region and globally to deliver a truly differentiated approach to emerging Asian companies and help them achieve their growth aspirations in these exciting times. “

Along with the appointment of Mr. Chawla, KKR announced that Lucian Schönefelder, Partner and Head of Technology Investments at KKR Asia, is moving to the role of KKR Advisor. Mr. Schönefelder has been with KKR since 2007, and prior to his move to Asia he was a partner in KKR’s London office, specializing in growth capital and private equity technology investments in Europe and Israel. As KKR Advisor, Mr. Schönefelder will support KKR’s next generation technology investment strategy in Asia Pacific and advise KKR portfolio companies.

“We are grateful to Lucian for his role in building and advancing KKR’s next generation private equity technology and technology strategies in Asia and Europe,” Mr. Lu said. “He has been a valued member of our team and we are delighted that Lucian remains with the KKR family as a KKR advisor. His knowledge of next generation technology trends will continue to be an excellent resource for our team and as KKR accelerates its technology strategy for growth capital in the region.

KKR is a leading global investment firm providing alternative asset management, capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive returns on investment by following a patient and disciplined approach to investing, employing world-class people and supporting the growth of its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer pension, life and reinsurance products under the leadership of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For more information on KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit the KKR website at and on Twitter @ KKR — Co.

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Cara Major or Miles Radcliffe-Trenner



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