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KKR Appoints Adam Warby As A Senior Advisor

KKR has appointed Adam Warby as a Senior Advisor. Warby takes up his role immediately, and will sit on the European Private Equity Portfolio Management Committee, focusing on the technology dimension of the investment portfolio and advising portfolio company management teams on operational best practices in the technology domain.

Philipp Freise, Partner, Co-Head of Private Equity and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecoms Team for KKR Europe, and Jean-Pierre Saad, Partner and Head of the Technology Team for KKR Europe, said: “Adam has an impressive track record in the technology sector. We are pleased that KKR will benefit from his vast expertise as the technology dimension of all of our investments is becoming increasingly important. Adam’s experience will be especially useful as we continue to support entrepreneurs and management teams in making technology a differentiating success factor for their business.”

Warby is currently chairman of the board of Heidrick and Struggles, chairman of Junior Achievement Europe, and a member of the board of SimCorp. He started his career at IBM followed by 10 years at Microsoft, where he held a number of strategy, sales, and general management roles. In 2000, he joined Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, as a founding member and served as CEO from 2008 to 2019.

“KKR has an exceptionally strong global network of relationships and experience in the technology domain and has been increasingly focused on the importance of digital transformation and technology enablement across all sectors in which it invests,” said Mr. Warby. “I look forward to working with KKR to build on the firm’s strong track record of investment and value creation.”

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