Former President & CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics to Support KKR's Growth and Business Development in Africa
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the appointment of Dominique Lafont, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Bolloré Africa Logistics, as a Senior Advisor to the firm, effective immediately.
Commenting on the appointment, Johannes Huth, Head of KKR Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "Over the last few years, we have been building our Africa team which is led by Kayode Akinola. The appointment of Dominique Lafont as senior advisor to the firm is a perfect addition as we look forward to making further investments across the continent through our private equity, infrastructure and energy investment platforms."
Kayode Akinola, Director of KKR and head of KKR's efforts in Africa said: "Dominique Lafont has a first-class reputation and network, as well as a wealth of operational experience across Africa, especially in the infrastructure and logistics sector. We are very pleased to have Dominique as a senior advisor to our firm to help us grow the KKR franchise further in Africa."
"KKR is known as a pioneering, innovative investment partner with a strong track record. I am privileged to work with an iconic firm that is demonstrating a long-term commitment to a region as important as Africa," Dominique Lafont said. "Over the last 15 years I have had the privilege of building a company with almost €3 billion in turnover and operations across Africa. This experience has strengthened my firm belief in the significant and attractive investment opportunities which the continent has to offer. I could not have chosen a better investment firm than KKR with which to pursue those opportunities."
KKR's Senior Advisors are part of the firm's integrated model of value creation. They include current and former senior executives who bring unique leadership skills to complement the work of KKR investment professionals. As a Senior Advisor, Mr. Dominique Lafont will play an important role in KKR's business development effort in Africa.
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.
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