Timothy Franks (London) joined KKR in 2017 and is the head of the Consumer & Retail industry team in EMEA within KKR's Private Equity platform. He also leads the development of KKR’s activities in the UK & Ireland. Mr. Franks serves as a member of KKR's European Private Equity Investment Committee, the firm’s European Portfolio Management Committee and the firm’s Global Impact Committee. He is chairman of the board of Upfield, formerly the spreads division of Unilever, and is also on the board of The Hut Group and Webhelp. Prior to joining, Mr. Franks was a partner at Advent International based in London. At Advent, he was involved in more than 13 transactions over a 17 year period, and also opened and led Advent's New York office for three years. He focused on retail, consumer and technology transactions at Advent. Prior to Advent, he was at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and CS First Boston. He holds an M.A. from Cambridge University, and an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.