Timothy Franks (London) joined KKR in 2017 and leads the development of KKR’s activities in the UK & Ireland within the Private Equity platform, as well as the Consumer industry team in EMEA. Mr. Franks serves as a member of KKR's European Private Equity Investment Committee, European Portfolio Management Committee, and Global Impact Fund Committee. He also looks after the longer term Core investment strategy of the firm in Europe. Mr. Franks has been involved in KKR’s investments in Citation, Wella, Coty, Roompot, Viridor, Upfield, The Hut Group, Webhelp, and Afriflora. Mr Franks is currently Chairman of Upfield and a member of the boards of Citation, Wella and Viridor. Mr. Franks started his private equity career in 1999 at Advent International’s London office. At Advent he was involved in more than 13 transactions over a 17 year period focusing on consumer-facing companies and technology and also opened and led Advent's New York office for three years. Prior to his private equity career, 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.