KKR said Monday that Scott Bookmyer, Member and COO of KKR Asia, will also take direct responsibility for KKR Australia, effective July 1. He will move to Sydney from Hong Kong. Bookmyer will remain COO of KKR Asia Pacific.
SYDNEY – FEBRUARY 29, 2016 – KKR today announced that Scott Bookmyer, Member and Chief Operating Officer of KKR Asia, will also take direct responsibility for KKR Australia, effective July 1, 2016. He will relocate to Sydney from Hong Kong.
“Transferring Scott to Sydney will leverage his experience – both globally and in the Asia-Pacific region – to strengthen our franchise in a strategically important market. Scott will provide proven leadership across KKR’s varied and growing investment platforms in Australia, which include private equity, real estate, energy and resources and credit,” said Joseph Y. Bae, Member & Managing Partner of KKR Asia.
“I’m excited to join the KKR team in this vibrant market where we have successfully built many investment platforms. Building upon the more than A$3 billion already invested by KKR in Australia, I look forward to working closely with our talented and experienced group of local executives as we build enduring value with our partners and investors,” said Mr. Bookmyer.
While assuming direct responsibility for KKR Australia, Mr. Bookmyer remains COO of KKR Asia Pacific, in which he oversees core elements of KKR’s business operations and various strategic initiatives. He will also continue to serve on the Asia Private Equity Investment Committee and remain the Chairman of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee.
In 2002, he joined KKR Capstone, a team of operating professionals dedicated to supporting KKR deal teams and portfolio companies, and in 2010 moved to Hong Kong to serve as Head of KKR Capstone Asia. He joined KKR Asia in 2014 as COO.
Prior to KKR Capstone, he worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble and was a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in the US and Europe. He holds a B.A. with honors from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago.
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