Former Head of Americas Private Equity, KKR; Founder, Navab Capital Partners
Alexander Navab is the former Head of the Americas Private Equity Business at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR). Navab held a number of leadership roles at KKR, including as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, Chair of the Americas Private Equity Investment Committee, and Chair of the Americas Portfolio Management Committee.
Navab has over 28 years of experience in private equity, mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Prior to joining KKR in 1993, Navab was with James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance advisory work. From 1987 to 1989, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he worked in the Investment Banking Department. He received a B.A. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia College, and an MBA with High Distinction, Baker Scholar, Wolfe Award, from Harvard Business School. In 2011, Navab received the John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from Columbia College. In 2016, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Navab is actively involved in philanthropic, educational, community, and national organizations, serving as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Board of Trustees at New York-Presbyterian Hospital; a member of the Board of Directors at The Robin Hood Foundation; a member of the Columbia University Board of Trustees; the former Chair of the Board of Visitors at Columbia College; a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School; a member of the Executive Advisory Council at the George W. Bush Presidential Center; a member of The Hamilton Project Advisory Council; former National Co-Chair of American Enterprise Institute (AEI); a member of the Board of Trustees at The Buckley School in New York; and on the Executive Committee at The Hellenic Initiative (a non-profit organization supporting economic renewal in Greece through philanthropy, entrepreneurship and economic investment).