Neil R. Brown
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Neil R. Brown

Managing Director

Neil R. Brown (New York) joined KKR in 2014 and is Managing Director of the KKR Global Institute and on the Infrastructure & Climate team. Mr. Brown works at the intersection of finance and geopolitics to navigate global complexity, open new markets for investment, and invest in energy, climate, and infrastructure. He co-led KKR’s first investments in several countries and been involved across five continents. He is on the boards of Contour Global, Albioma, ADNOC Oil Pipelines, ON*Net Fibra Chile, ON*Net Fibra Colombia, MetroNet, Nexo LatAm, and Monterra Energy, and has been involved with Sempra Infrastructure Partners, Marverde Infraestructura (Pemex Midstream), and United Group (SBB/Telemach), amongst others. Mr. Brown is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, specializing in energy and foreign policy. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Brown served for over eight years on the senior staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, working with the late Senator Richard G. Lugar. In that capacity, Mr. Brown led legislative efforts and oversight on global energy security and governance, environment, and domestic energy, and he worked on countering weapons of mass destruction. He has also served as a senior advisor at Goldwyn Global Strategies, on the U.S. Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative advisory committee for the U.S. Secretary of Interior, and as a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He previously undertook refugee and development work while living in Nepal, Namibia, and Egypt. Mr. Brown currently serves on the non-profit boards of The Lugar Center, Merton College Charitable Corporation, Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and Columbia University Energy Journalism Initiative. Mr. Brown is an honors graduate of Harvard University and received graduate MSc and MPhil degrees from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.