KKR Japan Nabs Goldman, McKinsey Vets

Mar 4 2013 | 12:16pm ET

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has added a pair of directors to its Japanese office.

Hiro Shimizu has joined KKR Capital Markets and Sakae Suzuki KKR Capstone. The former comes from Goldman Sachs, where he was head of financial institutions in the Japanese financing group, and formerly worked as head of credit and alternative sales and head of distribution in Japan for its special-situations group. The latter joins from McKinsey & Co., where he focused on telecommunications, media and technology.

"We are pleased to welcome world-class talent like Hiro and Sakae to the KKR Japan team," KKR Japan CEO Shusaku Minoda said. "Hiro will use his extensive experience to expand the presence of KKR Capital Markets in Japan, while supporting and expanding our large and growing base of Japanese investors. As a member of the global KKR Capstone team, Sakae will apply his skills in operational improvement across a wide range of industries to support the growth of KKR investments in Japan and worldwide."

KKR is set to close a US$6 billion pan-Asia fund shortly.


In Depth

Star Fund Managers Battered By Rocky Ride In Yields, Currencies

May 28 2015 | 6:05am ET

Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent...

Lifestyle

Yale Receives $150 Million Gift from Blackstone’s Schwarzman

May 12 2015 | 12:10am ET

Yale University announced it has received a $150 million gift from Blackstone Group...

Guest Contributor

When Less is More: The Case for Concentrated Equity Strategies

Jun 1 2015 | 7:59am ET

The conventional wisdom is that wide diversification is the “holy grail,” as...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note