Mr. George R. Roberts is a Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, KKR & Co., Inc., KKR Capital Markets LLC, and at KKR Management LLC and a Chairman at redf LLC. He is on the Board of Directors at KSL Recreation Corp., San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet Association. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Roberts has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.
Mr. Roberts was previously employed as a Partner by Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. and a Co-Chairman & Co-Founder by KKR & Co. (Guernsey) LP. He also served on the board at Accuride Corp. /Old/, Amphenol Corp., Avago Technologies Ltd., Borden, Inc., Claremont McKenna College, Evenflo Co., Inc., IDEX Corp., Owens-Illinois, Inc., Safeway, Inc., SHC, Inc., Trinity Acquisition Plc and Willis Group Holdings Ltd. Mr. Roberts has served as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including Claremont McKenna College. He is also founder and Chairman of the board of directors of REDF, a San Francisco nonprofit organization.
He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1966 and a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings) Law School in 1969.