Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has hired Haroun van Hövell as a managing director and the head of its energy team covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Van Hövell joins KKR from Riverstone Holdings, where he worked as a managing director. He also worked at 4Gas Holding, The Carlyle Group and Salomon Smith Barney.
KKR today announced the appointment of Haroun van Hövell as a Managing Director and the Head of its Energy Team covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“I am excited to join an investment firm with such an outstanding global reputation. KKR’s longstanding presence and track record in the EMEA region and its flexible and entrepreneurial approach to investments in the energy sector are particularly attractive.”
Haroun van Hövell joined KKR from Riverstone Holdings, where he was a Managing Director and responsible for sourcing and managing investments across the energy industry, with a particular focus on the exploration & production and midstream sectors. Haroun’s prior experience also includes 4Gas Holding, The Carlyle Group and Salomon Smith Barney.
Johannes Huth, member and head of KKR EMEA, said: “I am delighted that Haroun is joining our team here in London as we continue to build our energy team both in Europe and globally. KKR is an active investor across the entire energy spectrum, and I am certain that Haroun’s knowledge and network will be of great value to our firm.”
Marc Lipschultz, member and global head of energy and infrastructure, added: “I believe the EMEA region will present many attractive investment opportunities and Haroun’s involvement will enable us to pursue many of those opportunities with great success.”
Haroun commented on his appointment: “I am excited to join an investment firm with such an outstanding global reputation. KKR’s longstanding presence and track record in the EMEA region and its flexible and entrepreneurial approach to investments in the energy sector are particularly attractive.”
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.
KKR’s Global Energy & Infrastructure business invests across the entire energy supply chain. Since 2009, KKR, through its investment funds and vehicles, has invested or committed approximately $4.7 billion to energy-related investments spanning buy-outs, minority equity investments, joint-ventures, and various asset-level and structured investments, making KKR one of the more active private-market investors in the energy space during this period. KKR manages $8.7 billion in energy and infrastructure related assets.
In the EMEA region, KKR has 180 investment professionals located in 6 offices.