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Neil R. Brown

Neil R. Brown

Managing Director, KKR Global Institute and KKR Infrastructure
New York

Neil R. Brown (New York) joined KKR in 2014 and is Managing Director, KKR Global Institute and KKR Infrastructure, focusing on new markets investing, geopolitical and trends analysis, and energy. At KKR, he’s been involved in ADNOC Oil Pipelines, Marverde Infraestructura (PEMEX Midstream), Monterra Energy, United Group (SBB/Telemach), and 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 as a senior staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he concurrently led energy security efforts for Senator Richard G. Lugar. In that capacity, Neil 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 boards of The Lugar Center, Merton College Charitable Corporation, Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and Columbia University Energy Journalism Initiative. An Iowa native, 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.