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Joseph Y. Bae

Joseph Y. Bae

Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer
New York

Joseph Y. Bae (New York) is the Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of KKR. He joined KKR in 1996. Most recently, he was the Managing Partner of KKR Asia and the Global Head of KKR's Infrastructure and Energy Real Asset businesses. Mr. Bae has been the architect of KKR’s Asian expansion since 2005 and has helped KKR build one of the largest and most successful Asia-Pacific investment platforms in the market. He is the Chairman of KKR’s Asia and Americas Private Equity Investment Committees and also serves on KKR's European Private Equity, Growth Equity, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Special Situations Investment Committees.  He is also a member of KKR’s Risk Management Committee and Inclusion and Diversity Council. Prior to KKR, Mr. Bae worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Principal Investment Area, where he was involved in a broad range of merchant banking transactions. He has a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. Mr. Bae serves on the boards of a number of non-profit educational and cultural institutions including, as a Trustee for Phillips Andover Academy, the Global Advisory Council at Harvard University, a Board member of Lincoln Center, The Asia Society and the Asia Art Archives. 

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