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November 2020

Jim Rowan Joins KKR as Senior Advisor for Asia Private Equity

KKR has tapped Jim Rowan as a Senior Advisor to the firm’s Asia Private Equity group. In his new role, Jim will utilize over 30 years of consumer and technology industry experience to assist portfolio companies within those sectors with implementing growth strategies. Jim previously led Dyson Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He also served Blackberry as Chief Operating Officer, Celestica as Executive Vice President of Global Operations, and Flex as Vice President of European Operations.

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, credit and real assets, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. The firm has $222 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, KKR has a team of over 1,500 employees, consultants, and senior advisors, including approximately 480 investment professionals working across 16 industries in offices around the world.