Vance Serchuk (New York) joined KKR in 2013 and is the Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute, responsible for geopolitical analysis, and a member of the KKR Industrials industry team, focused on defense, aerospace, and industrial technology. Mr. Serchuk has been involved in KKR's investments in Hensoldt AG, United Group (SBB/Telemach) and Novaria Group, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Advisory Board to Söderberg & Partners, the Swedish asset and wealth management firm. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Serchuk served as the senior national security advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) and a professional staff member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In this capacity, Mr. Serchuk worked on a range of international security issues, including Iran and Russia sanctions legislation, Indo-Pacific strategy, and the war on terror. A former monthly columnist for the Washington Post, Mr. Serchuk's writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and Politico. Mr. Serchuk is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, holds a JD from Yale Law School, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Russian Federation. A native of New York State, Mr. Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC. He is a trustee of the American University of Iraq Suleimani in Iraqi Kurdistan and serves on the board of the Afghan Future Fund and the Orianne Society. He is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.