Desiree John

Desiree John

Director

Desiree John (New York) joined KKR in 2022 and is Chief Operating Officer for Technology, Engineering & Data (TED). As a member of the TED executive team, she is responsible for providing strategic, fiscal, and operations leadership globally. Prior to joining KKR, Ms. John spent eight years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as the global head of risk and control self-assessment, where she was responsible for oversight of the firm’s operational risk program, strategic initiatives that shaped the operational risk landscape, regulatory interactions as well as partnership with technology to build in-house solutions. In addition, Ms. John served as Chief of Staff for the firm’s deputy chief risk officer. Ms. John began her career at Royal Bank of Scotland as an operational risk manager, based in London and Singapore. She graduated from Nottingham Trent with a BA in History and English and subsequently received PDipBPM from the Institute of Risk Management.